I had always wanted a luscious, reliable (and of course, easy) jerk seitan recipe, with lots of bell peppers and onions, but all the recipes I’d found rely on lengthy lists of spices, Scotch Bonnet peppers, and substantial time for marinating the seitan. After a couple of attempts to follow authentic-style recipes, with so-so results, I decided to throw authenticity to the wind, and take the easy route. This recipe may not be the genuine article, but its bold flavors never disappoint. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
If you want to dress seitan up just a bit, sautéing it until crisp in a golden cornmeal crust does the job nicely. Serve with Easy Mushroom Gravy or Quick Vegan Barbecue Sauce (or your favorite natural brand), green veggies, and a simple salad or slaw.
I adore Paris. When I need to assuage my longing for this lovely city, I serve my family assiettes (referring to a generous platter of a number of components), like those typically served in the city’s vegetarian restaurants. The menus of these restaurants are not as extensive or innovative as those in the U.S. or Britain, but they do offer delicious, fresh food prepared with French flair. Seitan is a common offering. This one is an amalgam of seitan dishes I enjoyed at Le Potager du Marais near the Georges Pompidou Center, and Les Cinq Saveurs D’Ananda in the Latin Quarter. For tips on creating Parisian-style assiettes, see the sidebar, following.
Here’s a simple high-protein skillet of tofu and seitan, enveloped in delectable Easy Mushroom Gravy. Serve on its own or over grains or noodles, along with a colorful salad. Shown here, Cabbage, Apple, and Raisin Slaw. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Seitan gives this stew a “meaty” texture, and combined with potatoes and carrots becomes a comforting, hearty dish. Prepared seitan is readily available in most natural foods stores as well as a growing number of well-stocked supermarkets, but you can make your own as well (see the link in the ingredient list). Adapted from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook. more→
This easy vegetable stir-fry featuring broccoli and carrots, showcases seitan’s unique flavor and texture. Serve with hot cooked brown rice or Asian noodles, along with one of the many tasty options in A Slew of Slaws. more→
Although this recipe involves a few steps, it can be assembled ahead of time and the delicious results are well worth the effort. This recipe is from Party Vegan: Fabulous, Fun Food for Every Occasion* by Robin Robertson © 2010, published by John Wiley & Sons. more→
When you’re in the mood for tasty Asian-style fare, this seitan stir-fry, embellished with broccoli, peppers, and wide noodles comes together quickly. Serve with spring rolls (from the natural foods store freezer) and a simple coleslaw with a sesame-ginger dressing. more→