Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Taking on the V-Con Week 3

This week's recipe is Braised Seitan with Brussels, Kale, and Sun Dried Tomatoes.

The ingredients:

2 Tbsp olive oil

6 shallots, sliced thinly

2 c. seitan cut into bite sized pieces

1/2lb brussel sprouts, quartered
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried tarragon
1/2 tsp salt
Several pinches of freshly ground pepper
1/2c sun dried tomatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces
2c vegetable broth
1/4c red wine
4c chopped kale

My ingredients, sorry for the awful glare, someday I will get the hang of good pictures :)

First, saute the seitan and shallots for a few minutes until the seitan is slightly browned. My seitan was a little weird and kind of turned into an odd ground beefy texture. After 7-8 minutes add in the brussel sprouts and let them saute for a few minutes.

Next, you are going to add the spices and garlic, then the sun dried tomatoes.
Add the broth and wine and bring to a boil, then add the kale. Once the kale is wilted, turn down the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes.

I cooked a bit of pasta to eat along with this recipe and it was delicious. John loved the brussel sprouts and sun dried tomatoes. He ate a lot of the stew and left the pasta sitting by itself on the side of the plate. I think this would have been perfect if my seitan had been more chunky than crumbly. All in all, I think this one was a success!

Be sure to check out Courtney and Rikki's takes on this recipe. Let us know what you think about this feature. I am going to keep cooking my way through this book either way, but if you aren't interested let me know and I will change up the feature :)

Happy Tuesday!


  1. Maybe I added waaay too many sprouts (how could I resist!?) 'cause it looks like you have none! I added a bit of pasta too. I think this would be yummy over a really rustic chunk of peasent bread too. I really think this is a 'I love you and I am making you dinner' kinda meal.
    I have daydreams about sitting in your kitchen cooking together. High-five Josh for me 'bout the dutch oven too!
    P.S. I get worried that people are bored with it but I think maybe they aren't. I'm stoked 'cause I probably would never have tried this recipe and I LOVE IT!
    Ok...this is getting long again.
    P.P.S. I am sooo happy you like my CD! You like it because you are awesome you know.

  2. lol i love this segment, and courtneys post above lol!