Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Seitan and Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

Do you know how I keep whining that there isn't an Asian market around here? Well, there still isn't one. Boo. But, I did find a place that has a pretty good selection of Asian food. For those in the area, the Food Basics on Cassells St. and Hwy. 11 has some good stuff. Two things that caught my eye were the green jackfruit (been looking for it ever since I saw these), and vegetarian oyster sauce. Another great find this week: a pack of mixed mushrooms. That led to this dish.

INGREDIENTS
- 1 recipe beef seitan (make sure to fry them, as per the recipe)
- 1 tbsp oil
- 3/4 cup chopped green beans
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1" piece ginger, minced
- 2 cups oyster and shiitake mushrooms, cut into large chunks
- 2 tbsp vegetarian oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp hoisin sauce
- 2 tbsp water
- 4 green onions, cut into 2 inch pieces

METHOD
1. Heat oil in a wok over med-hi heat. Add beans and fry for 1 min. Add garlic and ginger and fry for about 30 seconds.
2. Add mushrooms and cook until they begin to soften (about 2 mins). Add seitan to the wok along with the sauces. Mix well and cook for 3-4 mins. The seitan will absorb some liquid (this makes it tender), so add more if it gets too dry.
3. Add green onions and cook for a min or so, until they darken. Serve.

10 comments:

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

Wow, looks delicious! I haven't tried veg oyster sauce before. I do love the flavor of hoisin.

VeganCowGirl said...

Mmmm...vegan dad, this is such a classic chinese dish. Looks really authentic in its fake meatiness! I think it would stand the test in even the yummiest of china's night markets!

ninaki said...

oh I LOVE oyester sauce but I didnt know that there was a vegetarian one...What does it contain? If I find one, I would be so happy!This dish sounds delish!

Vegan Dad said...

ninaki,
it is essentially a thicker mushroom soy sauce--soy, mushroom, yeast extract, and some thickeners.

Anonymous said...

What is the "HP sauce" in the recipe for beef seitan?

Bianca said...

Wow! That looks so good right now. Makes me wanna go to the Chinese buffet!

Vegan Dad said...

HP is a British brown sauce. I have been suggesting using A1 or some other steak sauce.

shelby said...

uhh this looks so good, you are so creative with your dishes and they always turn out great!

chow vegan said...

Another amazing looking dish! It looks so authentic!

Glad you finally found the green jackfruit! :-)

julia aka garconniere said...

this was so delicious! thanks for the recipe.