Seitan With A Citrus Ginger Teryaki

So… the time has come where I’m answering the call for eco-friendly meat recipes… but first I’m gonna push the vegan thing one more time :). While my mom ate the Rosemary Garlic Chicken I made her last night, I ate this vegan deliciousness. And as I’ve stated, going vegan is the #1 way to reduce your foodprint. This is because you cut out all animal byproducts and animals take a lot of land, and the animals themselves eat a lot of veggies that you could have in your diet instead! Plus, a lot of time the meat is flown from all over to get to your plate. And don’t forget that cow flatulence contains methane which is a greenhouse gas 20x worse than carbon.

But… I’m gonna get off my high-horse. Tomorrow you’ll get information for how to be eco-friendly and eat chicken but today you’ll get a delicious vegan recipe:

Seitan With An Orange Ginger Teryaki

Serves 2:

  • 1 package Seitan: I used WestSoy’s Seitan Strips
  • 1/2 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce or Tamari
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice (or any citrus fruit in season)
  • Orange Zest
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger, grated

This is a super easy recipe: Just place the soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, brown sugar, orange juice, orange zest, and ginger in a pot and bring it to a boil. Then lower it to a simmer for around 30 minutes or until it boils liquid off and thickens. It’ll taste REALLY strong. But trust me. When there’s only a little time left on the sauce, saute your seitan (I didn’t use any olive oil but you can if wanted) until warm. Top with the teryaki and munch :). I had mine with some brown rice and some asparagus and mushrooms (I’ll give you those recipes with your chicken tomorrow).

ECO-BENEFITS

  1. VEGAN Vegan vegan…
  2. Using seasonal citrus fruits allows you to buy them tastier and with less food miles attached.
  3. If you don’t want to buy packaged seitan (thus cutting back on packaging–>eco praise if you do this) you can totally make it yourself. Here’s a recipe.

See you tomorrow for the chicken you’ve all been waiting for.

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4 responses to “Seitan With A Citrus Ginger Teryaki

  1. thehungryscholar

    Mmm. I love asparagus. I wish more people did, b/c I can only cook it for myself.

  2. I am not vegan but the sauce on the Seitan is to die for. You can totally use it on chicken or fish and it’s deep citrus flavor will enhance the protein. If you are vegan I think it would also be fantastic on Tofu.

  3. strugglejoystrugglejoy

    Oh lord that looks delicious. Seitan, in general, is one of my top three foods of all time, but this takes it to a whole new level.

    • I totally recommend it! It’s super yummy! And if you don’t have all of the ingredients lying around an easier version would just be to add the citrus to a teryaki sauce and then reduce it on the stove. Either way it’s really good.

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