Monday, March 26, 2012

Jamaican Jerk Burritos with Coconut Black Beans & Ginger-Cilantro Cream

This burrito is what my husband likes to call a " white man burrito." So far off from the typical Mexican style burrito filled with refried beans and rice and on the road to absurdness filled with fruit and vegetables never before seen wrapped up in a tortilla. But I sure didn't hear him complaining as he wiped his plate clean.

Jerk tofu, plantains, coconut smothered black beans, crispy snap pea slivers and ginger-cilantro sour cream wrapped up snug in a warm tortilla.

Jamaican Jerk Burritos
serves 4
Jerk Tofu
3 tbl salt
2 tbl garlic powder
2 tbl turbinado sugar
1 tbl cayenne
1 tbl black pepper
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp allspice
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 lb extra firm tofu, drained and pressed, cut into 12 strips
1 yellow-black plantain, thin strips
2 tbl organic light brown sugar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 cup sugar snap peas, very thinly sliced
coconut black beans
ginger-cilantro cream
4 large tortillas, warm

Combine all of the spices and rub the tofu on all sides to coat. Let sit and marinate for 1-2 hours.
Toss the plantain strips with brown sugar. Pan fry the plantains in olive oil until crispy and brown. Remove the plantains and drain on a paper towel. Sprinkle with salt.
Add the tofu to the oil and cook 5-7 minutes on each side until crispy and blackened.
Assembly- Spread some of the beans in the middle of the tortilla. Top with tofu, plantains and some shredded snap peas. Drizzle with cilantro cream and wrap up.

Coconut Black Beans
1-15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/4 cups coconut milk
1 scallion, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground garlic
1/2 tsp salt

Combine all of the ingredients in a small pot and bring to a simmer. Cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes until the beans are thick and spreadable.

Ginger-Cilantro Cream
1/4 cup vegan sour cream
1/2" piece fresh ginger, roughly chopped
2 tbl chopped, fresh cilantro
2 tsp lime juice

Combine all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and season with salt.


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