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Friday, December 12, 2008

Seitan Piccata. omg.

I have discovered a new love: Seitan Piccata!!! Ever since visiting Candle 79 when I was in New York this past spring, and falling in love with this dish, I have wanted to make it!! I am so glad I finally put it in my meal schedule for this week! The sauce on the seitan is just so tangy and salty and lemony and capery and fantastic. PLUS I used my homemade seitan, and this is the best batch I have ever made. Double yum bonus! I seriously could not believe how flippin easy this savory meal was to put together. It only took 30 minutes! I recommend serving the piccata with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed greens, like I did...
Seitan Piccata with White Wine and Caper Sauce (serves 4)
4 seitan cutlets
1/4 cup whole wheat flour for dredging
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup diced shallots
1/2 cup diced onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup capers, drained
1 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 cup vegetable broth
2 Tbs flour
4 Tbs vegan margarine
1 cup chopped parsley
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Dredge the seitan cutlets in the whole wheat flour, shaking off any excess. In a saute pan, heat 2 Tbs olive oil over high heat and brown the cutlets until crisp and golden, about 30 seconds per side. Place the cutlets on a plate while you prepare the sauce.
Heat the remaining olive oil in the same pan over medium heat. Add the shallots, onion, garlic, and capers, and saute. Stir and cook until softened, about 1 to2 minutes. Add the wine and cook until reduced by halt. Whisk in the lemon juice, and allow to reduce a little more. Add the veggie broth and the flour, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer the sauce four about a minute. Whisk in the margarine, parsley, slat, and pepper;, Pour over the seitan and serve immediately.
(From the Candle Cafe Cookbook)
D. Lish!

1 comment:

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I agree...seitan piccata, ohmygod! That looks incredible!