Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kale and Seitan

I came up with this recipe the other day. I just put it over on vegweb, so that is really exciting! I made the "lunch meat" recipe from vegandad's blog, which is a bean-gluten loaf that is steamed and then baked to a yummy finish. It works really well in this recipe since it absorbed the "juices" well and held its shape.

This recipe is also good if you mash avocado into the cold leftovers, as I found out the next day. Enjoy!

Kale and Seitan

1 huge bunch of kale (about 8-10 cups sliced)
2 c seitan, sliced, cubed or chopped
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp ginger
2 TB canola oil
1 tsp sesame oil
2 TB soy sauce
2 TB rice vinegar

Clean and chop kale. Steam for 5-10 minutes, or until bright green and softer. You could also dunk it in boiling water for a couple of minutes, uncovered, under bright green if you don't have a steamer.

Meanwhile, slice the onion into thin half moons and mince the garlic and ginger. Heat the oils in a large skillet or wok over medium heat and add the onion, ginger, and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are just translucent. Add sliced seitan (if it is packaged in water, drain it first) and stir to heat though.

Around this time the kale should be done. Take the kale and add it to the skillet/wok and stir to combine. Heat for a couple more minutes or until kale is done to your liking. I tend to like it pretty "crunchy."

Turn off heat. Sprinkle on the soy sauce and rice vinegar and stir to mix everything together. Enjoy! You may want to add the soy sauce and vinegar to taste. I have given approximate measures but I don't measure it.

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