Thursday, June 25, 2009

totally rad and surprisingly easy dinner

And sort of healthy.  
seitan parmesan

Ok, super easy components:

1. Basic seitan recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance with the following modifications: Instead of 1/2 cup soy sauce, use 1/2 cup of water; add a tsp of onion powder and a crapload of poultry seasoning and one golden seasoning packet; steam 40 minutes (made into cutlets and wrapped in foil) instead of simmer.

2. Bread those using breadcrumbs and rosemary mixed together (some old bread + rosemary whirred around in the food processor).  For the wet part, we did soymilk with about a Tbsp of ground flax mixed in.

3. Spray a baking sheet, put them on, bake at 350F for about 25 minutes.  Then your seitan is all done.

4. Make teeny skinny strips of zucchini and summer squash and boil them for like 2 minutes, then drain.  That's your pasta. 

5. Pile up veggie-noodles, add your favorite pasta sauce, top with seitan and some fake cheese.  We made the buffalo mosterella cheese from the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook (which was also totally easy and delicious and cheap).

Also, we reconstituted some dried morel mushrooms and cooked them up in some Earth Balance.  They were rad on the side.  Anyway, it's a healthier alternative what with baking the seitan and using veggies as the noodles.  Not too heavy for your tired and hot summer belly.  And fun to make!  And easy!  You are doing yourself a serious disservice if you don't try this.  I mean it.

16 comments:

jessy said...

sweet jeebus, that's magical! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! so awesome, Jessica - it looks absolutely amazing! huzzah for an glorious good and eazy peazy dinner! yay!

Cyn said...

That looks so delicious! I love it. With the seitan! And the noodles! And the veggies! Yum.

latinitasoyme said...

oooh! i'm excited! can't wait to try it :)

veggievixen said...

yummmmm! i love seitan but i don't do enough with it. i haven't been able to find bigger pieces of seitan in grocery stores around here...do you make your own?

michelle said...

This looks like a PERFECT summer dinner! Love the veggies as noodles in this. Starred and will be made soon!

Jes said...

mmm morels! I've been itching to make a seitan/eggplant Parmesan type thing lately--I love the squash noodles underneath!

Mihl said...

What a great presentation! I've enver had seitan parmesan, it looks very yummy.

vegan.in.brighton said...

That looks amazing, I'll have to try the seitan with veggie noodles I'm sure it tastes awesome.

celine said...

I will definitely try this as we're two big seitan worshippers over here. thanks for the great idea!

Ricki said...

Great recipe! I can't have the seitan, unfortunately, but those raw noodles are just what I'd love about now! The presentation is beautiful.

miss v said...

i absolutely love zucchini noodles!! sometimes i chop up a boca chicken patty in my pasta... but this looks so much better!

Sal said...

oh it sounds gorgeous - you've made me really hungry!!

shellyfish said...

This sounds too freaking awesome. Seriously, if it weren't so hot in here I'd make it right now!

aTxVegn said...

Yum, yum, this looks fantastic! I love zuke pasta and I have tons of zucchini right now.

Erin said...

Great looking meal! Love it. I abstain from breading things in general because I'm not very good at it, but now I want to. And I don't know why I haven't tried that mosterella uncheese yet.

Sylvia said...

I think I'm going to try this for dinner. It looks scrumptious! And my husband isn't a total vegan yet.. so I like to try and trick him with "chicken" Parmesan. This one might do it! Yum!
-Sylvia
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