For some time now Lithuanian vegans have been mentioning the Swedish word “Anamma“. “Anamma“ are frozen meat replacements, which are now sold here. 4 different types of “meats“ are available here. I tried all of them so here are my thoughts.
I decided to try the meatballs first. Since “Anamma“ come from Sweden, Swedish meatballs were my first option. I was surprised that you don’t need to thaw the products. Just throw them into a pan with a little bit of oil and they are done in just a few minutes! Surely, these products would be great for a quick dinner since they take so little time to prepare. But even with more elaborate dishes they shorten the preparation time a lot, which is great.
About the dish:
- “Anamma“ soy meatballs prepared using the directions on the packaging;
- The sauce. Recipe here;
- Mashed potatoes;
- Thawed frozen peas;
- Cranberry sauce.
Next – vegan schnitzels. Of course, you can just fry them and have them with some sides but I wanted to try something more interesting.
- Fry the schnitzels according to package directions and slice them into strips;
- Stir fry some veggies (I used button mushrooms, carrot, red bell pepper and broccoli);
- Prepare the sweet and source sauce and mix it into the veggies and schnitzel slices (I used this recipe). Double the recipe if you are making more than two servings;
- I served the stir fry on rice noodles.
- Toasted hot dog buns;
- „Anamma“ soy hot dogs fried in a pan;
- Veggies: lamb’s lettuce, cucumber, radish, green onions, dill;
- Avo-mayo: 1 mashed avocado mixed with approx. 1 tbsp vegan mayo, some salt, onion and garlic powder.
Last but not least – soy grounds. I made stuffed peppers with them.
- For the filling: fry 1/2 onion chopped, a few cloves of garlic minced and one big grated carrot. Add approx. 1/4 of rice and 1 cup of veggie stock. Occasionally mix until rice softens (and add more stock/water if necessary). Then, add the soy grounds and mix well.
- Slice the peppers in half, remove the seeds and fill them with the mixture. Bake them in 180 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, cover the peppers if the filling starts to get too dry. There was enough filling for 3 peppers for me.
So, after trying all the products I can say that they are a great thing to keep in the freezer. They’re delicious and quick to prepare.
Which one did I like the most? Definetely, the meatballs. I would make the Swedish meatballs again and again but the meatballs lend themselves to many different dishes. I also like the soy grounds. I wasn’t that impressed with the hot dogs and schnitzels.
You can get “Anamma“ products in Maxima and Barbora (online supermarket) in Lithuania.
Have you tried “Anamma“ products? What do you think about them?