Soy Curl Marbella with Olives and Prunes. Oil-free.

Oil-free Soy Curl Marbella by An Unrefined Vegan

I love (and frequently crave) the rich, warm flavors in this easy-to-make dish: the sweet tones from the orange juice, wine, and prunes quickly followed by tart and salty olives and capers. A bowl of this served over rice warms up the cruelest of winter’s chills.

Three years ago I shared a version of this using tempeh and dates. Since then I’ve come to terms with the fact that I just don’t like the sour (a.k.a. fermented) flavor of tempeh, no matter how it’s prepared (Yes, even as “bacon.”). When revisiting that post to reshoot the (awful) photos, it occurred to me that Butler Soy Curls – with their meaty texture and ability to slurp up flavors – might be the ideal substitute for the tempeh (and for the chicken, for that matter, which is the main ingredient in the original version of marbella). Happily, I was correct! I made a few additional tweaks and decided to post it as a brand new recipe. 

Oil-free Soy Curl Marbella by An Unrefined Vegan

Oil-free Soy Curl Marbella by An Unrefined Vegan

Soy Curl Marbella with Olives and Prunes
Serves 4
The smell that emanates from the oven while this cooks will whet your appetite for this hearty and flavorful main dish.
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Prep Time
12 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
14 hr
Prep Time
12 hr
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
14 hr
253 calories
48 g
0 g
2 g
10 g
0 g
398 g
6392 g
5 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
398g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 253
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
4%
Saturated Fat 0g
2%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 6392mg
266%
Total Carbohydrates 48g
16%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
24%
Calcium
13%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups soy curls (such as Butler brand)
  2. 2 cups boiling water
  3. 1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  4. 1/2 cup dry white wine, divided
  5. 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  6. 10-12 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 2 Tbsp. liquid aminos or tamari
  8. 2 Tbsp. dried oregano
  9. 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  10. 1 cup pitted chopped prunes
  11. 1/4 cup chopped green olives
  12. 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives
  13. 1/4 cup capers with about 1 teaspoon of juice
  14. 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
Instructions
  1. Place the soy curls in bowl and cover with the boiling water. Let sit for about 15 minutes. Drain well and discard the liquid. Set curls aside.
  2. In a medium-sized oven-safe casserole, stir together the vegetable broth, 1/4 cup of the white wine, the red wine vinegar, garlic, liquid aminos, oregano, pepper, prunes, olives, capers and the soy curls. Stir, cover and place in the refrigerator for several hours or as long as overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 350-degrees F. Stir in the orange juice and remaining 1/4 cup of white wine into the soy curl mixture. Bake the marbella, uncovered, for about 90 minutes, stirring once or twice. The soy curls should darken and begin to brown along the edges and much of the liquid should be absorbed.
  4. Divide marbella between four bowls and top with chopped parsley and/or orange slices, if desired.
Notes
  1. I suggest serving this over steamed brown rice with a side of garlic-y greens.
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calories
253
fat
2g
protein
10g
carbs
48g
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An Unrefined Vegan http://www.anunrefinedvegan.com/
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3 thoughts on “Soy Curl Marbella with Olives and Prunes. Oil-free.

    1. An Unrefined Vegan Post author

      Ah, yes! I see that my instructions weren’t clear on that, Linda. Thanks for pointing that out. The drained soy curls should be stirred into the marinade to set overnight prior to cooking.

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