When you can get TVP in bulk, it's usually incredibly cheap. My co-op has chunks and granules. They have to be rehydrated with hot water or broth. The chunks are kind dog-kibble looking, but the granules work good in a lot of dishes, like the above-mentioned taco filling.
Well question time.
Was I supposed to hydrate the TSP and then fry it? (which I tried and it didnt brown or anything like meat does... I tried to add oil since I guess it has no fat)
what should I flavour it with to make it taste like beef?
And the flakes were really small... they didnt get much bigger either. So I tried to use them in sheperds pie... and they looked scary, so I put some lentels in and just a little bit of TSP... and the lentels sucked in sheperds pie... I need better uses for this stuff...
That's a really good idea! I'm going to try that soon!
TVP and TSP are the same thing. Vegetable protein and vegetable oil are just fancy ways of saying soy protein and soy oil.
I think it's because most companies feel customers would be scared by the word "soy" however soy sauce is rather popular and many people don't make that connection at all!
So this might sound off topic but I have TSP & I don't really like the taste of it when I rehydrate it but I want to eat it since it's filled with protein & what not. I can see it being delish (if I had flavoring spices, like the taco mix someone mentioned or if added tsp in soup).
So... Does anyone have any cool recipes they would like to share? Or what I could do to make it taste better. Protein is important!
Thanks a lot!