Friday, August 17, 2007

Sweet, Sour, and Sassy

So many bloggers have been fixing the barbequed seitan ribz from Fatfree Vegan Kitchen, I have been feeling quite left out. But dragging out the grill is almost more of a winter activity for us, so last night I decided to try her variation on the baked seitan theme, the seitan baked in sweet and sour orange sauce.


Baked seitan is definitely the coolest thing. No messing with kneading for ten minutes, boiling for an hour, and cooling for another hour. Just throw the ingredients together, lightly knead, and smash it in pan. My seitan was a little bit stubborn and kept contracting into a ball, but eventually I got it to behave. The sweet and sour sauce was a snap, and it could be even easier (obviously) if you just used one out of a jar. I loved how both the seitan and the sauce had little chunks of garlic and ginger, it really gave this dish quite a lot of flavor. On the side I just sauteed some veggies I had on hand, asparagus, red pepper, and zucchini, and tossed them with some of the leftover sauce (the recipe makes quite a bit). This is definitely a recipe I will be using again, and trying some variations on!

9 comments:

Kumudha said...

I love seitan. I have to try this recipe sometime!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

i have never gotten into seitan but this looks really great.

Don't Get Mad Get Vegan! said...

oooh, i've been wanting to make a sweet and sour version of the ribz. not sure how i didn't see that one, but yours looks amazing.

Celine said...

I hate boiled seitan, nothing beats baked for sure! yum, meatless ribs. :D

Carrie™ said...

I made this & took pictures, but have yet to blog about it. I thought this was so freakin' good, I wanted to lick my plate clean & then the pan I cooked it in. I had the same trouble as you - unruly seitan, but in the end, it was worth all the fussing. I will definitely be making this again.

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Those look heavenly! Amazing. Wonderful. Yum.

I will definitely try this.

bazu said...

you are so right- baked has it all over boiled, in my opinion!

Judy said...

You know, I keep hearing about these ribs, and I have to admit, they sound and look great. And that's coming from someone who actually eats real ribs.

Johanna3 said...

i need to try them, yours looks divine!!