Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chinese Barbecue Seitan Tips



Cut 2 lbs Simple Seitan into 2" cubes, approx 12

Place the following ingredients in a bowl, stir to blend.

4 garlic cloves, minced
3 TBSP Tamari or Aged Soy Sauce
3 TBSP Ketchup
3 TBSP Hoisin sauce
3 TBSP Chinese cooking wine or Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Chilli sauce (I prefer Chinese Chilli Sauce in the jar)
2 TBSP Ginger, chopped fine or grated
1 TBSP Brown Sugar or Agave
Optional: hefty splash Liquid smoke

Taste for Salt and Sweet balance

Variation: Replace Sherry with Orange Juice
For something completely different add 2 tsp Chinese 5 Spice

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350

Brush and coat the cubes saving 1/4 for basting.
Allow to marinate for an hour in cooler.
Place on parchment paper or non stick baking sheet
Bake for 25 min brushing extra sauce on the last 10 minutes of baking.

This makes an exceptional Chinese Sloppy Seitan Sandwich with Asian Slaw
on the sandwich as the crunchy veg element. Slice Seitan instead of cubes.

For super large batches (4 or 5 x) I have warmed the sauce in a micro
then stirred in 2 tsp of Arrowroot to thicken slightly if the item
will be holding for an hour or more.

Enjoy!

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