Thursday, February 19, 2009

Easy and Peanutty Seitan.

Sauteed seitan and veggies with peanut sauce over red quinoa

A couple weeks ago, I found myself making this meal two days in a row.  I live alone, so when I make a grain in my rice cooker it always lasts another meal or two or three; so the red quinoa was all set.  The seitan is the locally made Cast Iron Seitan I’ve previously glorified.  It’s the quickly-thrown-together type of meal I almost feel guilty about sitting down with, like I’m just eating nachos for dinner.  In reality, protein-rich seitan, fresh vegetables and the ridiculously, stupidly easy peanut sauce over quinoa all make for a more than decent meal.  Again, I know, I made it two days in a row.

I’d feel even more ridiculous if I tried to claim this as a recipe, and that would require thinking about it even more, so don’t get your hopes up.  I quickly sautéed the seitan with in peanut oil($2.99 from Grocery Outlet)  for a few minutes over medium  heat, turning the slices over once, added minced garlic and chopped vegetables – I used kale, celery, cabbage and carrots - and cooked a few more minutes on lower heat.  Once the vegetables were barely cooked, I added a couple spoonfuls of natural chunky peanut butter, 1/3-1/2 cup of vegetable broth, Sambal Oelek chili sauce, seasoned rice vinegar, tamari and white pepper…aka most things you throw into peanut sauce…and I was out of fresh ginger. 

Simmered, stirred and served over quinoa.  

18 comments:

Foodeater said...

Yum... this looks delicious. And so easy even I could make it!

Sasha said...

Sounds yummy to me!

DJ Karma (VegSpinz) said...

Nothing wrong with leftovers- especially when they're that good!

shelby said...

Mmm, this look so comforting =)

Chelsea said...

What a colorful plate! The Cast Iron Seitan is sooooooooo tasty. Have you found anything interesting to do with the leftover broth? I have a broth tub lonely in the fridge...

Chris said...

Ooh I'm so jealous of your local seitan! I really don't like most of the prepackaged stuff because they contain so many random and unwanted ingredients. I usually make my own following Julie Hasson's super easy recipe, and would totally try this awesome-looking peanut sauce on it!

DJ said...

This looks really colourful - and I love the sound of your peanut sauce! Eating the same thing two days in a row is very common in our house - like I want to be cooking from scratch for 4 every single day? I don't think so...

allularpunk said...

yum! i often want to make things for dinner two night in a row when i really like something. unfortunately since i do NOT live alone, that's rarely a possibility. SOME people seem to like variety a tad more than me, haha...

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

That definitely deserves two nights of eating.

Erica said...

seriously, what is peanut sauce NOT good for?!? well, bathing...

Bianca said...

I'd have eaten that two days in a row too. Nothing is better than seitan, quinoa (though I still haven't tried the red!), and veggies...oh, and peanut sauce.

aredcardigan said...

JESS that is off the charts AMAZING!!!!!

Susan said...

That looks great. I love all things peanutty! Except actual peanuts. Hmm... odd!


Have been catching up on the last four pages of your blog, and I am loving all the pictures. Yum!

Mihl said...

That looks and sounds heavenly!

Judy's Nutrition said...

Yummy! I finally bought some red quinoa, and I am thinking of making something like this to try it. Thanks for motivating me!

Kala said...

Mmm, that looks really good!

Usha said...

This looks amazing and delicious and seems really simple too, love it :-)

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