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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Nov. 6, 2020: This weekend, we feature a delicious Jamaica vegetable Patty that you too can enjoy like entertainer, Lizzo. Here’s how you too can make it at home this while imagining you are in Jamaica.
For the Pastry
1 1/2 Tbsp Ground Turmeric
1 Tbsp Salt
1/2 cup Vegan Vegetable Shortening
1/2 cup Cold Vegan Butter
1/2 cup Cold Water
2 Tbsp Vegan Butter
1 1/2 cups Onions, chopped
6 cloves Garlic, minced
1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, finely chopped
1/4 tsp Ground Turmeric
1/2 Tbsp Ground Cumin, ground
3/4 tsp Ground Allspice
1/2 tsp Ground Cardamom
1 Scotch Bonnet Pepper
1 tsp Fresh Thyme
1 lb Vegan Ground Beef
3/4 cup Vegetable Stock
2 Tbsp Vegan Worcestershire Sauce
3 Scallions, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
1 lb Tomatoes, peeled, finely chopped, ripe
Salt to taste
Almond Milk for brushing
Sift the flour, turmeric, and salt into a large bowl. I used my stand mixer and the whisk blade.
Using two knives, a pastry blender, or in my case my pastry blade, cut in the shortening and butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
Working quickly, add small amounts of water to form a firm dough. Do not over water or overwork.
Form dough into a disc, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for at least 1½ hours or overnight.
In a large skillet, heat butter until hot but not smoking.
Add the onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.
Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
Add the veggie ground beef, turmeric, cumin, allspice, cardamom, scotch peppers, and thyme and cook until heated and spices are fragrant, about 10 minutes.
Add the green onion/scallions, parsley, tomatoes, and vegetable stock and simmer for about 30 minutes, until most all of the liquid has evaporated.
Season with salt and pepper to taste, remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the Jamaican rum.
Allow the mixture to cool before assembling the patties.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out pastry dough and cut into circles about 6 to 7 inches in diameter. I used a large cereal bowl for this.
Lightly brush the outside edges of the circle with a little of soy or almond milk.
Spoon roughly a ¼ cup of the vegan beef filling onto one half of the circle and fold the other half of the pastry over so that the edges meet. Press to seal and use a fork to crimp the edges together.
Lightly brush the top of each patty with a little of soy milk.
Place the patties on parchment-lined baking sheets and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately with hot sauce.