Pastry-Wrapped Seitan Roulades with Spinach-Mushroom Duxelles

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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 Occasionby Robin Robertson © 2010, published by John Wiley & Sons.Serves: 2

For the seitan:

  • 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
  • 2 teaspoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cold water

For the duxelles:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 cups chopped white mushrooms
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 sheet vegan puff pastry, thawed

Make the seitan: In a bowl, combine the vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, onion powder, and salt. Stir to mix well. Add 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce,1 tablespoon of the oil, and the 1/2 cup water and stir until well mixed. Turn the mixture out onto a lightly floured work surface and divide it in half. Stretch one of the pieces into a flat rectangle, then place it in between two sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper. Let it rest for 5 minutes, then use a rolling pin to flatten it as much as you can (it will be elastic and resistant). Repeat with the remaining piece. Top them a baking sheet weighed down with canned goods for 10 minutes and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the seitan and cook until golden brown on both sides, turning once, about 4 minutes per side. Pour enough water into the skillet to cover the seitan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Remove the seitan from the water and set aside to cool.

Make the duxelles: In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, cover, and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in the mushrooms, spinach, soy sauce, wine, parsley, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted and the mushrooms release their juice, about 4 minutes. Continue cooking until the liquid from the mushrooms evaporates and the duxelle mixture is nearly dry. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Place the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and divide into thirds, reserving one third for another use. Roll out the remaining two pieces of the pastry with a floured rolling pin.

Place one of the seitan cutlets in the center of each piece of pastry. Spoon a mound of the duxelle mixture in the center of each piece of seitan and roll up the seitan to enclose the stuffing. Then gently wrap the pastry around the seitan to enclose it. Moisten the edges with water, if needed, to help seal the pastry around the seitan. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until ready to serve. If not serving right away, cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400º F. Place the pastry-wrapped roulades on a baking sheet, seam-side down and bake until the pastry is golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.

Robin Robertson is the author of numerous cookbooks, including  Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker* and many other titles.* Visit Robin at Global Vegan Kitchen.

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