Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

I'm sharing this Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce from the Candle Cafe Cookbook with minor modifications. I've made seitan from scratch twice and want you to know that it takes a long time to make. My hands hurt when I got all the "white" out of my dough ball. To create Seiten, you knead a dough ball of wheat gluten for at least an hour to activate the wheat protein. I buy seitan from my local organic market to make this recipe easier. If you can't find it in your local market, check on the web, it depends on your region where you can buy Seitan online.

Seitan Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce

What is Seitan?

Seitan is a high-protein vegan meat alternative made from gluten, the main protein from wheat.

This dish is our all-time favorite at Candle Cafe in New York. When you look for Seitan at your food store, search for certified organic un-marinated, cubed traditional products.

How to Make Seitan Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

First, you'll need to gather all the ingredients to make this seitan recipe with chimichurri sauce. You may have quite a few of these already in your pantry, but a trip to the market may require a natural foods market if you are not going to attempt scratch-made seitan.

  • lemons
  • limes
  • oranges
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • fresh garlic cloves
  • Bee Inspired Honey
  • sea salt
  • fresh parsley
  • cilantro
  • Silken tofu
  • Seitan
Closeup of fresh-made chimichurri sauce for seitan recipe
Chimichurri sauce

Step one: Make the first marinade and prep skewers

Place the marinade ingredients in the blender and blend well; set aside. Place seitan on skewers that have been soaked in water for at least an hour. Pour marinade over seitan and refrigerate for at least an hour overnight.

Step two: Prepare the seitan recipe chimichurri sauce

Place all sauce ingredients in the blender and blend well; place in a glass jar and refrigerate. Heat grill and grill skewers for 5 minutes on each side. Serve on a bed of mixed greens, sliced tomato, and easy pickled onions.

The marinate and the sauce, plus finishing this dish on the grill, makes it a credible meat alternative. I was pleasantly surprised.

Modifying this Seitan Recipe

In light of the fact that this is a meat alternative, you may be interested in this recipe because you observe a vegan diet. If you are vegan, it should be obvious to you to exchange the honey in this recipe with whatever sweetener you like. Coconut sugar, Agave Nectar, Rice Syrup. Whatever rocks your world, go for it. It will be delicious no matter what!

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