pee-pee-poo-poo-head (kittee) wrote in vegancooking,

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seitan, grilling and chimichurri marinade

dazee and i broke in the new grill last night.  results were extremely delicious and exciting and we are now plotting what to grill next.  we used all natural wood and a charcoal "chimney" which worked really fast without lighter fluid or other chemicals.

the seitan came out so well!  i used bryanna's amazing seitan recipe/procedure for her chicken version (scroll down to "new tender seitan chicken").  then i mixed up a chimichurri marinade recipe that i found online.  I also tossed some red peppers, onion and pattypan squash in a bit of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper and that came out great too.

coated with the chimicurri sauce/marinade:

5 cloves garlic 
1 jalapeno pepper, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 cup white wine vinegar (it could use a bit less)
1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro (heaping)
1/2 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley (heaping)
3/4 cup olive oil

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth (I didn't even bother chopping the greens.)

yum.  i like the burnt bits especially...

i made bryanna's recipe, let the seitan cook overnight and woke up with a huge amount to work with.  if you've never had success with seitan, i really recommend this recipe.  it makes a ton and is no fail.  it's so very cheap compared to what you can buy premade in the store too.  i've even made this and sliced it sandwich thin in my food processor.  you can make chunks for fajitas too.  another reason i love bryanna, besides the fact that she is the best vegan cookbook author out there, is that she is so willing to share her recipes to us for free.  if you don't know her, check out her italian and chinese cookbooks, amazing.  you can also read her forum over at vegsource.

i'm digressing here, but once the seitan was chilled, i sliced it about 1/2 inch thick and coated it in the sauce for about 10 minutes.  if i had more time, it'd be even better marinaded longer. 

anyone have a favorite bbq sauce recipe?  i want to make my own with stevia instead of sugar.



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