After a few years off, I found myself visiting the ‘ol home state not once but twice in late 2012. I’d been perusing those tempting fare alert emails, talking snow withdrawal with J. Legume, and the next thing I knew, we … Continue reading
Southern Spaghetti with Seitan and Smokey Greens
paired with an Australian merlot
We’ve yet to see this side of James Ford, but I know it’s there. There is one dish in this LOST character’s romancing-and-swindling-the-ladies repertoire, and this is it.
Smokey greens for three reasons: the name, of course, the Southern tradition, and because Sawyer knows greens help you look that good.
There’s really not much traditionally Southern about the spaghetti sauce itself – I simply discovered after a quick google search that a lot of ‘Southern spaghetti’ recipes called for ground beef or chicken and extra heat. Let’s just pretend that Sawyer’s parents used to eat this in Alabama, before you know who came along.
I browned diced, homemade seitan in a bit of olive oil, added minced garlic, crushed red pepper, dashes of sea salt and pepper, and tomato basil marinara I had made previously. I let it simmer for a bit, and served it over whole wheat spaghetti.
The greens were the ‘greens mix’ from Trader Joe’s (collards, mustard greens, kale, etc.); sauteed with garlic, vinegar, soy sauce, crushed red pepper, agave, pepper and liquid smoke.
Also a wonderful accompaniment to a good book.
Last night’s episode touched my heart, for the record! If you’ve seen my previous LOST related posts, you may know that I adore that you know who.
No spoilers, please.