Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Stuffed Yellow Submarines

The Beatles
Yellow Submarine

Stuffed Yellow Submarines

Blue Meanie

What a cool night I planned for you. The Beatles Yellow Submarine is a classic psychedelic cartoon for grown-ups. Watch the guys save pepperland from the blue meanies as you munch on your very own yellow submarine peppers. Treat yourself and munch on those blue meanies for dessert atop your Marmalade Sky Cookies. And if you have a friend named Lucy or Eleanor, all the better, invite her over. Listen to Beatles records while you prepare dinner.

Yellow Submarines

I've discovered after moving to the west coast that there are no Hungarian wax peppers here :( There are other yellow peppers that you can sub if your town doesn't have them, also, you can use anaheim, they are green which messes up my concept, but they also work well. Hungarian wax peppers can pretty much be as hot as you want. If you take out all the ribs and seeds, they will be very mild, leave them all in they will be extremely hot. I recommend somewhere in between. And you may want to wear gloves, your hand may burn from handling the peppers so much. Don't be intimidated by how much work this looks like. It's not that bad and it is assuredly worth it.

about 12-15 Hungarian wax peppers

one 8oz package of tempeh

3/4 cup panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup chopped walnuts

about 2 cups of loja (aka cashew chz, recipe follows)

1 lb. raw unsalted cashews

1/4-1/2 cup water

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

2 cloves of garlic (grated)

1/2-3/4 tsp. salt

Juice of about 1/2 lemon

Soak the cashews for a couple of hours, put them in a blender with the nutritional yeast, salt, garlic, lemon juice, and add the water last, then blend all at once. You want it to be pretty thick, so if you can avoid adding more water, but sometimes it’s necessary to add a touch more here and there in the blending.

For the tempeh sauce -

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 TB water or veg stock

3 TB apple cider vinegar

2 TB safflower oil (just about any oil will do)

1 TB tomato paste

1/4 cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar

1 big clove of garlic - grated

1 tsp dried sage

1/4 tsp ground cumin

Crumble the tempeh into a bowl with the sauce and let sit for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cut the top of the body off of the peppers and de-seed and de-rib to your desired level of spice. Do yourself a favor and wear gloves when handling the peppers, they can really make your skin burn if the oils get into the cracks. Mix crumbs, walnuts, and one half cup of loja with 1/4 cup soy milk or water. Saute the tempeh and all of its marinade until browned, then toss with the quinoa mixture. your stuffing is complete, now stuff it into the peppers. When all peppers are stuffed, top them with the remaining loja and garnish with paprika. Have the oven pre-heated to 400 degrees and bake for about 15-20 minutes. you don't need a knife and fork to eat these, you can eat them with your hands if you want.

'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' scene from the movie


  1. those yellow submarines are so cute! you are very creative. i am definitely gonna have some PJ inspired movie nights.

  2. :) Unfortunately Yellow Submarine isn't on Netflix at all except for a "save" option. It's on demonoid though :)