Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The last of Seitan

In an mad attempt to effectively use the last of the seitan, I decided to throw together a sesame sauce and make a stir fry. After realizing that there was not as much remaining seitan as I had though, I threw on some edamame and a mango smoothie. Lets begin with the sesame sauce...

Sesame Sauce

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons powdered broth (or 1 cup liquid broth)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/8 cup vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chile and garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
First, heat the oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add in the garlic and all liquid ingredients. Let heat and add in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, then turn the burner down and let simmer for 5 minutes. Taste and alter as you see fit. When it matches your tastes, pour onto your sir-fry and mix evenly.

This came out really well. The sauce was outstanding. I was extremely happy with it. I am sad to see the seitan go, but I will be picking up more vital wheat glutten this week.

On another note, the new roommate is doing well. He likes to bite but we are trying to convince him it is not nice. We got him a scratching post, which he ate. We are real happy to have him in the family. He is a good guy.


Tara said...

This dish looks really good! I'm still not a big fan of seitan, but that sauce is certainly enticing. Glad the new roommate is working out!

Anonymous said...

Wow, you're doing a very nice job with this! I bought the ingredients and will be making the sweet potato soup today, so I'll come back and let you know how it went with the decidedly carnivorous family. I've never had seitan, but am curious and will probably order it before trying to make it on my own.

Keep up the good work!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Wow, what a gorgeous and colorful place-setting!