Every time I tell my husband or father I am going to make seitan for dinner they both say “Satan?” It is a running joke with them because they find the name hilarious and I prefer it over “wheat gluten” because everyone thinks that is an allergy not a food these days. I like seitan (say-tan) a great deal. I tried Upton’s Naturals brand this week. It seems comparable to the West Soy one I used before but I think I actually prefer the West Soy one. This bummed me out a little because I always heard Upton’s was amazing. Oh well. Everyone has their own tastes. Moving on a did a simple maple glaze on it and if you add a splash of liquid smoke your meal is forever transformed into a meat like yumminess that needs no side dish. I only wish I had some chopped green onions to garnish it!
Maple Glazed Seitan
- 1 box Seitan (in cubed form not strips)
- 1/8 cup Maple Syrup
- Olive oil
- 1 tsp liquid smoke
In a sautee pan heat oil slightly and add rest of ingredients.
Stir until well combined and the liquid reduced caramelizing the seitan.
Optional: If you must serve to a group or want to get fancy… I would say place it on top of some white sticky rice and garnish with green onions.
Food is Love.
The Hippie Gypsy