Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Seitan Fajitas

One of my favourite Family Guy moments is when Peter wins the lottery and orders 6000 chicken fajitas, pronouncing them "fah-jite-ahs." Heh heh (you had to be there). Anyway, we were pinched for time tonight, and these are easy to make and incredibly tasty. The citrus zest, the bite of the salsa, the coolness of the sour cream, the warmness of the tortillas . . . I love Mexican food!

- 3 cups thinly sliced beefy seitan
- zest and juice of one lime
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 2 tsp oregano
- pinch of cayenne
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 onions, halved and sliced
- 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green pepper, seeded, halved, and sliced

1. Mix together lime juice and zest, orange juice, oregano, cayenne, and cinnamon, and salt. Pour over seitan and mix. Saute in oil on med-hi heat for 10 mins, until seitan is browned and crispy. Remove from pan.
2. Add more oil to pan, if necessary. Saute onions and peppers for 10 mins, until onions are golden, but peppers still have some crispiness. Add seitan back into the pan to re-heat.
3. Serve with salsa, guacamole, and soy sour cream in warm tortillas.


Erik Steel said...

Wow, these look great! I'll definitely try these soon!

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

Hi! I stalk you blog, cause it's find of funny that you are vegan dad, and I am vegan mother, and our blog lay-outs are the same :) Just wanted to give you a shout out for making lots of yummy food for your family! I am enjoying your blog a lot!

SaraJane said...

Yum! I used to live in Texas before moving to Canada. That really cemented my love for Mexican food. I would have it 3 or 4 times a week down there. Now if I don't make it myself, it doesn't happen. These look fantastic, quick and easy. I'm definitely going to try them.

Vegan Dad said...

Vegan Mother: I thought the blog layout looked both veggie and environmentally friendly--must be the green tones. I guess the layout must also trigger some response in vegan parents.

Sara Jane: You will have to tell me if the flavours of these Mexican dishes seem right.

lilminnow said...

Wow, these fajitas were fantastic! My father-in-law, who is a very much an omnivore, loved them!

Erin said...

I made these last night and they were, without a doubt, one of the best things I've had. Crazy delicious!!!