“Chicken” Guacamole Chard Wraps


I don’t usually cook with fake meat substitutes a lot but on one of my recent Chinatown dim sum lunch trips (at my favorite vegan kosher dim sum place!) I discovered this vegetarian market with tons of weird products that I’m just too curious to ignore. So my first purchase was some “chicken legs,” which I marinated and baked. But if you don’t have a Chinese vegetarian market near you, this would also work with seitan or tempeh.

“Chicken” Guacamole Chard Wraps (makes about 6 wraps servings)

For the guacamole:

  • 1 small hass avocado
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 plum tomato, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Mix everything up until you reach the right consistency

For the marinade, you’ll need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried sage
  • 1/8 tsp anise seed
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast
  • a pinch of crushed red pepper

Brush the marinade on your “chicken” and bake or brown in a saucepan until crispy. Cut the tough spines out of your chard leaves, add a dollop of guacamole and some chicken strips, roll it up, and pierce with a skewer or toothpick. Hooray for finger food!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. A Tablespoon of Liz
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 10:56:58

    These look so yummy! And that fake chicken looks really interesting… I’ve never seen that kind before!

    Reply

  2. Ivan Roldan
    Nov 03, 2011 @ 17:37:41

    Mouth watering!! kinda like Chinese burritos.

    Reply

  3. Claymens
    Dec 22, 2011 @ 17:19:19

    It reads “Veggie Dragon Phoenix Legs” , a very common dish in a Taiwanese veggie restaurant. The first “real” dragon phoenix legs came from Northern Taiwan, so I think this pack should come from my country, too 🙂

    Reply

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