Friday, June 19, 2009

Ian's Seitan & Soba with Peanut Sauce

This dish was inspired by my boyfriend Ian - its a quick and easy dinner that is totally delicious. You can skip the scallions, cilantro, or crushed peanuts if you want, but they make the dish extra yummy.


1 tablespoon canola oil (or peanut oil if you've got it!)
1 medium onion, sliced thinly
1 package seitan (I used West Soy), cut into bite-sized pieces
1 medium/large head of broccoli, cut into small florets
1 inch ginger root, minced
1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 cup peanut sauce (there are plenty of premade vegan peanut sauces out there, you will need about half the bottle)
1 package soba noodles
1 cup snow peas
1 small bunch (4-5) scallions, white parts only, sliced
small handful cilantro, roughly chopped (for garnish, optional)
1/4 cup peanuts, roasted (or dry fried) and crushed (for garnish, optional)

In a large frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the seitan, broccoli, ginger, a bit of soy sauce, and half of the peanut sauce. Saute, stirring occasionally, for about 5-8 minutes, until the broccoli begins to soften and the seitan is slightly browned. Between stirring, cook the soba noodles according to package directions – I usually cook these about a minute less than directed, otherwise they get very soft. Add the rest of the sauce, soy sauce, snow peas, most of the scallions and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with the cilantro, crushed peanuts, and the rest of the scallions.

Serves: 3-4

1 comment:

  1. gah, this was so yummy in my tummy. i asked hollie if we could make something similar to a dish i used to get at a restaurant in amherst, ma called amber waves (which has since closed). their offering was a bit more stripped down - minus the peanut sauce, ginger and snow peas. the simplicity and great taste of this dish makes it a great mid-week entree.