Monday, August 18, 2008

Jerk Seitan

For the Marinade:

1/2 large white onion, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1.5 T fresh ginger, chopped
3 T soy sauce
3 T fresh lime juice
2 T olive oil
2 T real maple syrup
1 T dried thyme leaves
1 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cayenne
1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg (or ground)

For the Seitan

2 cups seitan, cut into thick strips
2 tsp olive oil
1 onion, thickly sliced
1 green pepper, seeded and thickly sliced

Prepare the marinade by pureeing all of hte ingredients in a blendor or food processor until smooth. There will be some chunkiness but that is okay. Placethe seitan in a shallow bowl and pour the marinade over it. Mix to coat. Marinate for an hour. (In a pinch, I have cooked it right away and it is fine.)

In a large skillet, saute the onions and peppers in olive oil over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes until the onions start to brown. Remove seitan from the marinade, reserving the liquid. Saute the seitan with the onions and peppers for about 10 minutes or until is the seitan is brown to your liking. Add the remaining marinade and cook for about 2 minutes to heat it through.

Serve with rice or whatever suits you.

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