What To Do With Seitan
What should I do with seitan? I have never cooked with it before and I'm not sure what to do with it. I was thinking to throw it in a stir fry. Thanks.*****Sassy Sez
: Seitan is the Vegetarian's answer to "roast beef". It's made with the gluten from wheat, which makes it very firm and chewy. So if you can imagine some of the ways traditional roast beef is served, this might help to steer you in the right direction.
You are correct, tossing it into a stir fry is a fabulous idea.
I also like to thinly slice and mix with sliced bell peppers and onions and serve on a thick crispy roll with some homemade au jus. Here is an example of this recipe Vegan French Dip Sandwich Au Jus
Whenever I visit my favorite vegan restaurant in San Francisco, Herbivore, I must order their Shawarma, which is made with seitan. While they don't list every single ingredient and spice on their menu, the basic recipe is grilled seitan w/ seasoned onions, tomatoes, hummus, hot sauce, pickles & tahini in a wrap. You might seek out a traditional Shawarma recipe, and substitute the meat with the seitan.
Here's another idea. Chop up your seitan and add it to a grain to make a yummy meal.
Hope this has given you a place to start. Enjoy! xo