Surinamese Pom
A traditional surinamese oven dish.
Servings Prep Time
10slices 1hour
Cook Time
1 1/2hour
Servings Prep Time
10slices 1hour
Cook Time
1 1/2hour
Ingredients
Pom
Tofu
Instructions
Tofu
  1. Start by sautéing the chopped onion and garlic, after about 3/4 minutes add the tomato, chopped pepper and the spices and cook for another minute over medium heat. Now add the tofu and soy sauce and add 1 cup of water, let it simmer on low. Now add salt and pepper to taste
  2. While you let the tofu simmer you can start to make the pom. keep stirring the tofu every couple of minutes to prevent sticking on the bottom. Once most of the moisture has evaporated add 1/2 cup of water and let it simmer for another 10 minutes before turning of the heat. You want to have a little bit of sauce to top the pom with.
Pom
  1. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees Celcius or 347 Fahrenheit. Once your pomtayer has thawed out place it in a bowl and add all the chopped celery leaves, sugar, lemon + orange juice, 5 spice and piccalilli and salt to taste. Give everything a big stir and make sure everything is mixed together. If you cant get pomtayer you can use 1 kilo of grated taro root.
  2. In a greased oven dish add half of the pom mixture, top this with the tofu, but safe the sauce.
  3. Top the tofu with the remaining pom. Top it all of with the sauce and a few bits of vegan butter or margarine (maybe you could use coconut oil) Place them pom in the preheated oven and cook for 90/100 minutes, you can rotate the pom halfway through so front and back get equal heat.
  4. When u poke it with a fork or skewer and its a little bit firm you are done! sever this with some rice and vegetables or put it on a bread roll with sambal and pickled cucumber.