Tuesday, April 10, 2012

General Tso's Seitan

General Tso's Seitan

Serves 1
  • 1/2 cup seitan wheat meat strips, or about 130 grams
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar (I suppose white vinegar would also work)
  • two packets of stevia sweetener, or about 1/2 tsp (can substitute sugar)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  • a dash of ground ginger, or 1/2 tsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp-1 tsp Sriracha chili sauce (I used 1 tsp, but you could half that or even quarter it for a milder dish)
  • olive oil cooking spray, for greasing
Combine all ingredients except seitan in a mixing bowl and whisk extremely well, making sure to scrape the bottom to incorporate all of the cornstarch. Taste test and add more chili sauce or stevia as desired. Grease a frying pan with olive oil cooking spray or a small amount of olive oil and set over medium heat. Allow the pan to get hot and then drop in seitan pieces. Stir-fry pieces until they are crispy, browned, and hot. Reduce heat to low. Add the sauce from the mixing bowl to the frying pan and toss extremely well, coating the seitan pieces with the sauce. The sauce will thicken very quickly here and it will start to get gloopy if you're not careful, so only let it sit on the heat for a few minutes max. Serve over steamed broccoli and/or brown rice if desired; garnish with green onion.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I made this tonight and really enjoyed it! Thanks for putting this out there. I had trouble getting the seitan crispy - probably because it was homemade and was still very moist when I broke it apart.