This seitan is life changing.
This seitan is life changing.
The start of your very own vegan Pu Pu Platter.
The best dang vegan chicken salad of all time! Just saying.
All right, so you may have noticed I like Asian food, Asian flavors, and anything Asian inspired. I can’t help it, I think garlic and ginger together is probably my favorite flavor, and my favorite scent. Should I make garlic ginger soy candle? Perhaps, but I digress, anyways, this Mongolian Seitan does not disappoint. It is crispy, sticky, sweet and salty, and eyes rolling back into your head delicious.
Am I a genius? Possibly, I’m not sure. What I do know is that this was a brilliant idea. My husband makes the best seitan, and every time he makes a big batch, the gears start turning. I decided to treat this loaf just like flank steak(I think?) and cut it into thin strips. To make it super crispy, I dredged it in cornstarch, fried real quick in a little sesame oil. The sauce is a mixture of all things good in the world, and it smells divine. I reduced the sauce for a few minutes on it’s own, and then when the seitan it ready, you toss it all together and let it thicken up again!
So, you can make your own seitan, or you can use store bought if you don’t feel up to making it, but it is actually way easier than you may think. However, once the seitan is made, or if you buy it, this recipe takes like 15 minutes. You can have a super healthy, protein heavy dinner ready in just a few minutes. I would make add some steamed veggies and rice, and you have the perfect meal. This recipe also provides extra sauce for drizzling on top, so you can top your rice and veggies with it too!
So, friends, go forth and get your garlic and ginger on. You pretty much can’t go wrong with these flavors, and you also really can’t go wrong with this recipe. I don’t believe you can mess this up! You can make this as spicy as you want for the cold weather! It is warming, sticky, crunchy, sweet, salty, and to die for!
I have been thinking a lot recently about what my mission is, and why I wanted to start developing plant based healthy recipes in the first place. I have been thinking about how busy people live and people who really don’t know how to cook or hate cooking. I won’t lie, this recipe is a bit time consuming, but it is super simple, and you can make seitan ahead of time and keep it in the fridge and just use is whenever. So a little but of prep ahead if time, actually will make this a really fast recipe. So, back to my previous thought, people eat fast food, all the time. I actually don’t pretty much ever, mostly because I don’t have a lot of options, but also, my stomach is very sensitive and doesn’t like processed and greasy food. So, I often forget the fact that many people love fast food, and they get used to it and crave it. I have asked myself, what can I do, as part of my original mission to get meat eaters to eat a little better and realize how easy it actually is to vegan!
One of my fellow food bloggers who is super amazing, Janine who runs Nuts and Blueberries had an idea to get all us healthy food bloggers to create a plant based healthier version of some fast food for a #healthyfastfood4 carnival! I was immediately on it, as this is something I have been wanting to work on for a while. I thought back to what my favorite fast food item was when I was a kid, and something I would love to share with families everywhere! Chicken sandwich! It also just so happens that my husband makes a killer homemade seitan!
Now, you can totally buy seitan at the store and do the same thing if you want, but my husband’s seitan recipe is out of control amazing. However, some people don’t have time to make the seitan, and I don’t want to limit anyone low on time! This sandwich is better than a real fried chicken sandwich, I promise, and it isn’t even fried, it is baked!!!Yeah! You don’t have to feel guilty about giving this to your children, vegan, refined sugar free(I saw a lot of chicken sandwiches with powdered sugar in the flour mix) and totally amazing! If you want more ideas, please check out all the submissions for the #healthyfastfood4 carnival on Instagram and on Janine’s amazing website. I hope you enjoy!
If you have any questions about this recipe or any other, just let me know. I am happy to answer any questions you may have, or just leave some feedback if you want so I know if I am doing a good job or not!
Created by rabbitandwolves85 on September 22, 2016