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April 6, 2011


Sweet and Sour Seitan


    1 – 2 packages seitan cut into bite-sized chunks
    3/4 cup flour
    2 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    3/4 cup water
    Peanut oil (Cherry Ambition note- you can use any kind of oil, really)
    1 green pepper cut in chunks
    1 red pepper cut in chunks
    1 onion cut in chunks
    1 can pineapple chunks
    jar of sweet and sour sauce

Mix together flour, water, cornstarch, salt and baking soda in medium bowl.

Stir seitan into batter until well coated.

Fry coated seitan in 2 inches of hot oil for 3 minutes or until golden brown.

Drain Seitan, keep it hot.

Combine green pepper and onion and sauté for 5 min.  Add pineapple and sweet and sour sauce, let simmer for 15 minutes. Pour over seitan and serve with rice.

Serves: 4-6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

V&S: I just made this. If you’re okay with really greasy food, I would stick with this recipe. I’m not that into greasy food. For people like me, I would skip out coating the seitan with the batter, because then it becomes super breaded and greasy as hell. Having the seitan separate is still a good idea though. It serves as a mild counterpart to the rest of the ingredients. Otherwise, I enjoyed this!

I tried this out recently, and although it did taste good, it didn’t look like it does here in this picture, because I did it differently:

  1. I used only 1 package of seitan, because it’s all I had on hand. I would halve all the other ingredients if you do this, so there’s not more veggies than seitan, but also so you don’t get mostly batter instead of actual seitan.
  2. I had no baking soda on hand, so I skipped it. Don’t know if this affected the recipe that much.
  3. I used almost a whole jar of sweet and sour sauce, because the recipe doesn’t specify how much of the jar to use. It just says a jar, so I basically did it, lol. It didn’t make the dish taste bad, but I will try to use less next time just to see how different it taste. 
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