Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Chinese Style Vegetarian 'Chicken'

Do you like Chinese food......well this is a recipe for you!  It is vegetarian, made with homemade Seitan (recipe can be found in - Pam's Incredible Edibles II) or store bought vegetarian protein.
Make a quick sauce with a few Asian ingredients, steam some vegetables and serve with rice or noodles.  Quick, tasty and very filling.

Chinese Style Vegetarian 'Chicken'

Ingredients for the sauce prepared and ready.

Freshly made Seitan in the pan for some browing

Seitan is nicely browned on both sides, ready for the sauce

Sauce is added and cooked for another minute or two

Chinese Style Vegetarian 'Chicken' served over Basmati Rice and with steam baby boc choy.
Smells and look amazing.


For the sauce:
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp. Agave nectar or brown sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
2 tsp. cornstarch
cayenne pepper (optional)
1-2 Tbsp. vegetable oil for browning Seitan
8-10 pieces homemade Seitan or store bought vegetarian protein
1-2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
2-3 green onions, sliced

In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, agave nectar or brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, cayenne pepper (if using) and cornstarch until well combined. Set aside.
In a non stick frying pan, add oil and heat on medium high, add pieces of Seitan and brown each side  (approximately 2-3 three minutes per side)
Once Seitan is nicely browned add sauce and cook for another 1-2 minutes until thick and glossy.
Serve over rice and with steam oriental vegetables.

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