Most of us know how to cook beef or meat but many are afraid to cook soy, because they don’t know how. However, the preparation of soy is not difficult. Even though you’re not a vegetarian, soy can be a cheap and delicious alternative which brings a little more variety to your plate.
And it’s healthy too. Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is made of defatted soy meal. It contains many valuable nutrients, especially vitamins and folic acid, as well as vegetable protein with all essential amino acids. Moreover, minerals such as calcium, magnesium and lecithin isoflavones, fiber and trace elements and polyunsaturated fatty acids are contained. Today I’ll show you:
Step by Step: How To Prepare Soy Meat / Vegetable Protein
- soy meat / vegetable protein,
- some soy sauce,
- oil and
- seasons of your choice
1: Soak the soy:
Pour the soy meat with boiling water and let it soak for about 5 minutes until it has drawn enough of water. Stirring during times so that all the pieces get soaked.
2: Drain the water, swill cold and squeeze it
Once you have drained the water, rinse with cold water. This has the advantage that you do not burn your fingers. For now, you squeeze the water easily with your hand out of the soy.
4: Deglaze and spice up
Now deglaze with a good dash of soy sauce. Thereby, the pieces inside become “luscious” and will get a nice aroma.
Then it’s time to season to taste. What spices you use depends on your preference. My favorite at the moment is this grill seasoning. Also here, be not too sparingly because the soy is relatively tasteless.