Sunday, November 4, 2007

Drunken Seitan with Green Rice

I hope it's true that alcohol burns off when it is cooked--otherwise I just served my sons the most awesome meal of their young lives. This is a delicious sweet and tangy dish--serve it with warm tortillas to mop up the juices. Since we will be eating the leftovers tomorrow, I will post the rice recipe then.


INGREDIENTS
- 1 cup of raisins
- 1/2 cup sherry
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
- 6 tbsp oil
- 8 medium pieces of "chicken" seitan
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 small plantain, very thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
- 1 cup tequila

METHOD:
1. Put raisins and sherry in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Heat oil in very large saucepan. Add salt and pepper to flour in a large bowl. Dredge seitan pieces, then fry on both sides in oil until golden brown and crispy. Set aside.
3. Add onion and garlic to the oil and fry for 5 minutes. Add apple, almonds and plantain, and fry for another 5 mins. Add raisins and sherry and mix through.
4. Add tequila and stock and mix through. Simmer for 15 mins to let the sauce reduce and thicken. Add seitan and simmer for an additional 5 mins to heat the seitan. Serve with rice and tortillas.

5 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I'm sure the alcohol DID burn off, no worries ;0)

looks like an incredible dish - I'm looking forward to the rice recipe!! I've never had green rice before...

bazu said...

Hello,

This is my first visit to your blog, and I'm loving looking around! It looks like you make some wonderful meals for your family... I'm mentally filing away some of your ideas as we speak...

Vegan Dad said...

Bazu,

I enjoyed looking around your blog, too. I have added you to the "Part of the Vegan Family" links on the right. Let the mutual inspiration begin!

Unknown said...

It's surprising how much alcohol still remains after cooking. The following page has a useful chart which you can refer to: http://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blalcohol12.htm
Regardless of the alcohol content, it looks like an incredibly fun and tasty meal! I've had immense cravings for Mexican food recently, so I've been searching through your archives for inspiration. :-)
Thanks for sharing so many delicious recipes!

Unknown said...

It's surprising how much alcohol still remains after cooking. The following page has a useful chart which you can refer to: http://homecooking.about.com/library/archive/blalcohol12.htm
Regardless of the alcohol content, it looks like an incredibly fun and tasty meal! I've had immense cravings for Mexican food recently, so I've been searching through your archives for inspiration. :-)
Thanks for sharing so many delicious recipes!