South Korean BBQ inspired seitan

I love to watch South Korean cooking shows such as Chef and My Fridge. Whilst it isn’t a plant-based cooking show, the hosts and chefs personalities are very entertaining. The chefs are challenged to make a dish in 15 minutes with ingredients from a random celebrities fridge. I love watching the chefs get creative and make some delicious looking dishes. The dishes I have seen have inspired me to create a plant-based South Korean meal. With that being said this recipe was inspired not only by the show but my admiration for the flavours in South Korean cuisine. .

Serves 2-3.  Cook time:15minutes.

Ingredients: 

  • 600g Seitan.
  • 3 cloves of garlic.
  • 1/2 thumb size of ginger.
  • 1 yellow/white onion.
  • 4-5 Tbs soy sauce.
  • 1-2 Tbs water.
  • 2-3 Tbs of bbq sauce of choice.
  • 1 Tbs white rice vinegar.
  • 2 Tbs brown/white sugar.
  • 1 tsp Korean chilli flakes.
  • 500g Broccoli.
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds.
  • Salt (to taste).

Method:

1. First, make the marinade by grating the ginger and garlic into a small bowl/cup. Then, add the soy sauce, white rice vinegar,  bbq sauce, sugar and chilli flakes. Give the ingredients a good stir.

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2. Next, pour the marinade over the seitan (if you can do this step the night before).

3. Then, cut the onions and peppers into strips.

4. Next, place the pan onto a medium/high heat and add a splash of oil. Once the oil is heated, fry the onions and peppers until the onions are translucent. Put the cooked vegetables into a bowl and set them aside.

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5. Next, place water into a pot with a pinch of salt, bring the water to a simmer and let the broccoli cook for 5 minutes. Once it is done, drain the water, add the sesame seeds and a sprinkle of salt.

6. Slice the seitan into strips. Then, place the stove on medium heat with a tablespoon of oil. Then, begin to fry the seitan, make sure you stir it regularly to avoid too much caramelisation.

Note: if you’d like it to be more caramelised sprinkle a little brown sugar onto the seitan then, place it on a higher heat until the seitan is caramelised to your preference.

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7. Finally, add the onions and peppers back into the pan to combine and reheat them. Serve on a bed of rice or sides of choice. Enjoy!

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