We recently added this dish to our rotation. It is simple and delicious- two qualities that are right on target for how we like to cook.
We were inspired to create this dish upon reading about a beef-based version in a British cooking magazine. We thought to switch out the beef for vegan seitan and go from there. Seitan is a wheat-based meat substitute. It’s easy to make at home, or you can buy it at most supermarkets (we like Upton’s). A few other changes to the original British recipe and we ended up with a family favorite- no leftovers from this one, we’re pleased to say.
- 1 T Oil
- One 12 oz. Package of Seitan
- 2-3 T Black Bean Sauce
- 1 T Soy Sauce
- 1 T Corn Starch
- 1 Green Pepper, cut into thin strips
- Scallions for Garnish
- Slice the seitan into thin strips. (Some brands/batches of seitan slice better than others. Don’t panic if your’s crumbles more than it slices.)
- Heat the seitan in the oil in a large skillet or wok.
- Add the Green Peppers, and sauté 3-5 minutes.
- Add the Black Bean sauce and simmer 2-3 minutes.
- In a small bowl, mix the soy sauce and corn starch together.
- Pour the starch into the pan and mix. Cook through until sauce thickens.
- Serve over brown rice and garnish with scallions.
Tip: This whole dish goes together in about ten minutes, so make sure you cook the rice first!