little jeffie (chemistrypower) wrote in vegancooking,
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Seitan Shawarma

So I was trying to find a recipe earlier for some type of seitan shawarma for my boyfriend. I didn’t get a response in time for dinner, so I used a few different recipes as a jumping off point and made this…it actually came out REALLY tasty!

The measurements are all estimates, I just kind of threw dashes of things together until they tasted good:

Seitan marinade:
1/2 cup or so rice vinegar (only type of vinegar I had)
Couple tablespoons of lemon juice
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/2 t Cumin
1/4 t Ginger
1/2 t Nutmeg
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 T Paprika
1 T Dijon Mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Tzatziki-type sauce:
This sounds kind of gross, because Vegenaise is the base, but I’ve been making this for several months and use it in falafels all the time. It’s really good, and I think it tastes way better than Tzatziki-type sauces made from soy yogurt base…so I am asking you to trust me on this one.
1/2 cup Vegenaise
1/4 cup grated cucumber (approximately)
3 cloves of garlic
Couple tablespoons of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Other ingredients needed:
Tahini (I had some store bought)
Pita or lavash bread
Hot sauce of some type (I like Sriracha)

Cut seitan into about two inch slices, or whatever you would like. Combine all marinade ingredients and marinade seitan for an hour.

While the seitan in marinating you can make the tzatziki sauce

And chop up some pickles, tomatoes, onion, and probably cucumber but my boyfriend hates cucumber so we omitted it.

After the seitan is done marinating, fry it up until nicely browned.

Then lightly toast some pita or lavash bread, spread tahini on it, and combine seitan, pickles, onions, and tomatoes. Squirt with some hot sauce, drizzle tzatziki sauce on it, and enjoy!

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