Transform Northern Seitan Company’s Seiham from frozen to fabulous for your holiday table with this Thanksgiving-inspired marinade, perfect for smoking Northern Seitan Company’s Seiham. It’s infused with traditional holiday flavors that will make your vegan centerpiece the talk of the feast.
- 1 pack of Northern Seitan Company’s Seiham (kept frozen until use)
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground clove
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- A pinch of coarse sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Preheat your smoker to 225 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re using a smoker box or a foil packet of wood chips in an oven, ensure it’s well prepared to start smoking as soon as the Seiham is in.
Make the marinade while the smoker is preheating. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, sea salt, and black pepper. This creates a marinade bursting with the flavors of holiday cheer.
Take the Seiham directly from the freezer and place it on a plate. Brush it all over with the marinade. The frozen surface will help the marinade adhere and infuse as it smokes.
Once the smoker is ready, place the frozen Seiham directly on the grill grate. Close the lid and let the smoke work its magic. The gradual thawing and smoking process allows for deep flavor penetration.
Smoke the Seiham until the internal temperature reads above 140 degrees Fahrenheit on a meat thermometer, which should take around 2 to 3 hours depending on the consistency of your smoker’s temperature.
Once the Seiham reaches the desired internal temperature, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Resting helps the juices settle, making the Seiham succulent.
Slice the Seiham and serve it as the star of your meal.
Enjoy the rich, spicy, and smoky flavors that are sure to impress this holiday!