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Seitan Recipes?

katharineR Jan 23, 2007 05:05 PM

does anyone have any good lowfat seitan recipe? the only ones I have experimented with have a pretty good amount of oil or coconut milk. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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    cheesehead in recovery RE: katharineR Jan 23, 2007 05:44 PM

    stir-fry...with veggies, just like one would do w. meat.. its very easy.

    1. mrbunsrocks RE: katharineR Jan 24, 2007 05:27 AM

      I made a delicious seitan stir-fry last week.

      Glazed Seitan with Soybeans and Peppers

      Glazed Seitan
      1 package plain seitan (my package was 225 g)
      1 T sesame oil
      3 T maple syrup
      3 T orange juice
      1 T soy sauce

      Stir Fry
      1/2 cup almonds, smashed (vent your frustrations with a meat mallet and a zip loc bag. It's cheaper than therapy.)
      1 T sesame oil
      3 cloves garlic, squished
      1 T ginger, grated
      1 cup shelled soybeans (buy in the frozen food section, also called edamame)
      1-2 red peppers, sliced
      1 cup broccoli florets

      2 T soy sauce
      3 T orange juice
      1 T rice vinegar
      1 T maple syrup
      1/2 t hot pepper flakes
      1 T sherry/port/marsala

      1. Take the seitan out of its package and rinse well, patting dry. Going along the "grain" of the seitan, shred it with your hands.
      2. In a large skillet, heat 1 T sesame oil. Toss in the seitan and saute until browned (about 3-4 minutes). Meanwhile, combine the orange juice, soy sauce and maple syrup in a small bowl.

      3. Add the mixture in with the seitan, and allow to bubble away until most of the liquid is gone and the seitan is "glazed." Put the seitan in a bowl and wipe out the pan.
      4. In the dry pan, toast the almonds until they are fragrant....try not to slightly burn the crumbly bits like I did.

      5. Put the almonds in another bowl. :) Mix together sauce ingredients for the stir fry.

      6. Heat 1 T sesame oil in the skillet.

      7. Add the soybeans (mine were still frozen at this point). A minute later, add the garlic, ginger, red pepper and broccoli.

      8. After 2-3 minutes, the broccoli should turn bright green. At this point, add in the seitan and the sauce ingredients. Let this boil until the veggies are done to your desired doneness (I like mine still a bit crunchy!).

      9. Serve over rice and sprinkle almonds on top.

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      1. re: mrbunsrocks
        katharineR RE: mrbunsrocks Jan 24, 2007 05:59 PM

        Thanks so much! Sounds great. I actually ended up making a hoisin based stir fry tonight: http://vegetarian.about.com/od/stirfr...
        It was great, but I used safflower oil to fry the seitan rather than sesame oil because I wanted to cut some of the fat. I ended up adding srirachi sauce too, to make it spicy.

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