Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Chile-Lime-Cilantro Seitan

 This recipe is for cilantro lovers! Boost the cilantro flavor by adding more of the herb to suit your tastes. Why corn on the cob? Well, what DOESN'T corn on the cob go well with??

Chile-Lime-Cilantro Seitan - serves 2-3

1 c seitan, cut into thin strips
1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp black mustard seeds
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 onion, diced
1 small chile, minced
1/2 c cilantro, chopped (I used Vietnamese cilantro- try it if you can! I bought it from a local nursery)
zest + juice from 1 lime
1 tblsp lite soy sauce
1 med. carrot, shredded
1 tsp agave syrup
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
3/4 tsp smoked paprika

1. Saute all ingredients, beginning with mustard seeds for a few minutes; then the veggies for a few minutes; then the sauce and seasoning ingredients for a few minutes; then the seitan, until beginning to blacken in spots.
2. Remove from heat. Serve over rice or quinoa. Top with chopped tomatoes, lime, poppy seeds, and extra cilantro, if desired.  

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