Cookbook:Quornpitta

Quornpitta
VDP QE Quorn pitta
Category Sandwich recipes
Servings 1
Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Very Easy

This recipe is my own (still under improvement) version on how to make a QE (quick and easy) alternative pitta. Dubbed the "VDP QE Quornpitta", this pitta is prepared with Quorn; its suitable to vegetarians. I first came up to the idea of the pitta as I found that the chopped-up Quorn pieces available from supermarkets taste (after microwaving without additives) quite bad. After adding ketchup, it tasted way better, so I started thinking and experimenting and finally came up with blending tomato paste, vinegar, garlic and some red peppers (similar to a regular taco-mix). This sauce I made is however not made with sugar and not greasy (unlike ketchup). I added the whole in a pitta, as this is widely available (you may use other oven-baked breads too). As certain nutritionist organisations have their own version of pitta too to include in their diets, and as the ingredients used here are even better in quality; this is a "very healthy" snack (if you stick to your diet guidelines; e.g., on calories per day, ...)

IngredientsEdit

VDP QE Quorn pitta required materials

For the sauce:

  • 1-1 1/2 teaspoons of dried red (jalapeno) peppers
  • 1 (240 gm) can tomato paste (double concentrate)
  • 2 fresh minced echalottes or 1 large onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or several stalks of fresh oregano (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black cardamom

For pitta and Quorn: Pitta and Quorn are to be bought as is (look for good quality; that is low-sugar/fat/calorie pittas)

ProcedureEdit

  1. Combine the ingredients for the sauce and make sure its smooth (crush/brooze onions, fresh leaves with utensils). Microwave the sauce (make sure its in a tupperwave pot so it doesn't make a mess) for 2 minutes. Stir the sauce, make sure its not dried out (add some vinegar if too dry) and put in for 2 minutes more. The sauce can be then set aside.
  2. Now put the Quorn inside the microwave for some 1-2 minutes. Mix sauce and Quorn and make sure its smooth (so that the whole looks like a paste rather than meat); put this again inside the microwave for 2 minutes.
  3. Prepare the pitta as indicated or use the pitta as is.Now put the sauce with the Quorn stirred into it inside the pitta.
Last modified on 26 April 2010, at 22:43