Asian Stir-Fry with Seitan*



(Photo shows a variation with pineapple pieces)

Modified from ("Chinese Vegetable and Hoisin Stir-Fry") at

NOTE:  Seitan is optional in this recipe; you could have a veggie stir-fry.  Seitan adds an appealing meat-like ingredient.   It's pretty easy to make seitan yourself from vital wheat gluten.  Seitan is essentially pure gluten and doesn’t add much nutritional value, but it can be a delicious meaty ingredient.


Seitan with sauce:  seitan_w_sauce_100.jpg


2 TBSP soy sauce
2 TBSP rice vinegar
2 TBSP hoisin sauce or BBQ sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
1 TBSP corn starch
3/4 cup water or vegetable broth
Approx 2 cups broccoli, chopped
1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped (Optional)
1 yellow onion coarsely chopped
Approx 1 cup of seitan, cut into 1 inch pieces (see the recipe for home-made seitan)
Optional: roasted peanuts for garnish


In a small saucepan, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, vegetable broth, garlic, ginger and corn starch over medium heat.  (Don't add the   hoisin or BBQ sauce yet; that comes later). 

Allow to simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes, then set aside.

In a large dry non-stick wok or skillet, fry seitan either dry, or with a little water or with 2 tbsp extra soy sauce, until lightly browned, a few minutes. Add onions, pepper and broccoli (or whatever veggies you are using) and stir-fry another few minutes.  Don't over-cook veggies, they should be very crisp.

Add sauce mixture to the stir-fry and combine well, allowing to cook another 2-3 minutes, until broccoli is done cooking

At this point, stir in hoi-sin sauce or BBQ sauce.  (If this is done too early, the sugar in these ingredients tends to burn in the pan)

Serve with noodles or rice.



                                                 The freshly made seitan before cooking:

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commented 2017-08-25 10:31:56 -0400 · Flag
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