Seitan is a good product to keep in the fridge when we follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, or in the case of wanting to reduce meat consumption. Usually like more those who are not so convinced by tofu for its texture, and it is perfect to cook it in the style of classic pork or chicken preparations.
This recipe from seitan fillets in pepper sauce, slightly modified from the vegan blog Danza de Fogones, is very simple, great for preparing a nutritious and rich meal in less than half an hour. Non-vegans can always use plain cream or use chicken broth instead of vegetables; it is a plate that adapts well to many modifications.
To give it an extra point of flavor and a crunchy touch when serving, we start the sauce by browning the peppercorns together with a laminated clove of garlic, which we remove when it is well browned without actually burning. It is totally optional; We can always add a touch of flavor to the sauce by dressing with granulated garlic towards the end.
Drain the seitan from the possible liquid in its container, cut into thin fillets and dry gently with kitchen paper. Heat a little oil in a frying pan or casserole and brown over high heat on both sides. Remove and reserve.
Slice the peeled garlic clove (optional). Add a little more oil to the pan, heat over medium heat, and add the peppercorns and garlic. Let them release their aromas and the garlic is browned until crisp, with care as it burns quickly. Remove the garlic and reserve.
Turn up the heat, add the wine and let the alcohol evaporate after a couple of minutes. Add the broth and thyme, stir well and add the cream and paprika. to Salt slightly (the broth is usually salty) and return the seitan, covering it well with the liquid.
Keep cooking over medium heat for a few minutes until the sauce thicken a little and serve with the garlic chips and a little extra ground black pepper on top.
With what to accompany the seitan in pepper sauce
The tasty pepper sauce that accompany these seitan fillets It lends itself to many different garnishes, such as steamed potatoes or mashed potatoes, rice or pasta. Cauliflower is a vegetable that also pairs well with these flavors.
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