Seitan with Mushroom Gravy


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Hearty seitan is coated in seasoned porcini mushrooms and cooked until crisped on the stove. Shiitakes are cooked with soy sauce and thyme to top the seitan in a delicious mushroom gravy. This recipe comes to us from Lindsay of Cook. Vegan. Lover.

Serves 1.

For the porcini encrusted seitan:

  • 8 ounces seitan
  • 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

For the mushroom gravy:

  • 1 ounce wild or shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • or
  • 1/2 cup nondairy milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste

To make the porcini encrusted seitan:

Grind the dried porcini mushrooms into a powder using a spice grinder or blender. Toss the powdered porcini with the salt and pepper. Spread the porcini spice mix onto a plate and dredge the seitan on all sides.

Place the olive oil into a frying pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and seitan. Cook the seitan for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until browned.

To make the mushroom gravy:

Soak the mushrooms in 2 cups of hot water for 30 minutes. Reserve the soaking water and roughly chop the mushrooms. Dissolve the cornstarch into 1/4 cup water.

Place the mushroom’s soaking water, bouillon, soy sauce, thyme and mushrooms together in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low, whisk in the cornstarch water mixture and stir for 1-2 minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Slowly whisk in the milk and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To complete the Seitan with Mushroom Gravy:

 

Top with mushroom gravy to taste and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Seitan with Mushroom Gravy

Servings per Recipe: 1

Amount per Serving

Calories:  375

Calories from Fat:  134

Total Fat:  15g

Saturated Fat:  2g

Cholesterol:  2mg

Sodium:  2003mg

Carbohydrates:  38g

Dietary Fiber:  4g

Protein:  25g

Sugars:  7g

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