Seitan in Peanut Sauce or Vegetarian Gai Tua Recipe - Allrecipes.com
  • READY IN 55 mins

Seitan in Peanut Sauce or Vegetarian Gai Tua

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"This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! You've probably had the chicken version if you're a meat eater, and I'm sure you could substitute meat for the seitan, however, I urge you to give the seitan a try. Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat gluten. Seitan comes the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have. Seitan really picks up the flavor of whatever marinade it's put into. If you've ever had 'mock duck' at a Thai restaurant, then you've had seitan before. It can be found at natural food or Asian food stores."

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Combine the ginger, garlic, and curry paste in small bowl. Slowly pour in 1/4 cup coconut milk; stirring until the mixture is smooth. Gently stir in the seitan, coating the seitan with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The longer you let it soak, the more flavorful the seitan will taste!
  2. Stir together the remaining coconut milk, peanut butter, sugar, vegetable oil, tamari, chili garlic sauce, and oyster sauce in a medium bowl. Don't worry if it's not completely blended: when you cook it, the various substances will meld wonderfully. Set sauce aside.
  3. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add the chopped onion; cook over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Stir in the seitan, and cook until the seitan is heated through, about 7 minutes. Pour in the sauce, and stir to combine. Mix in the spinach and green onions; cook 3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the spinach is cooked.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 21, 2011

I did use chicken instead of seitan, but the sauce is great!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 11, 2009

Good recipe. Additionally; however, seitan may easily be made using vital wheat gluten. Some commercially prepared brands include unnecessary fillers and flavors in their products. Making it yourself is very easy. It's also much less expensive, and no doubt healthier.

 
Apr 29, 2009

I made this recipe and thought it was tasty. Thanks!

 
Oct 04, 2011

Made pretty much as stated only used real chicken. I liked it but my husband and kids didn't. I couldn't get a good answer out of them as to what they didn't like about it, they just didn't.

 
Aug 17, 2011

DELICIOUS! I made w/fresh organic kale from the garden instead of spinach.

 
Mar 23, 2013

Super Tasty! The sauce is awesome!

 
Apr 04, 2012

I made this with chicken and it was amazing. The sauce is so good, I would make this again for sure.

 
Sep 09, 2013

Yum. Made it with sauteed crisp tofu and green beans. Everyone loved it, even the picky 7-year-old.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 8.6 g
  • 34%
  • Protein
  • 40.5 g
  • 81%
  • Sodium
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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