Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tempeh & Seitan with Onions & Peppers

Back in my college (and pre-vegan) days I'd often cook a simple meal of sausage with onions and peppers. We got a nice bell pepper from our CSA this past weekend and still had some sweet onions from last weekend. Plus we had some locally made tempeh and a little seitan left over from the previous night so that got me thinking about something similar last night. This is sort of a general idea rather than a recipe but here's what I did:

Cook bell pepper strips in a cast iron skillet in plenty of olive oil for a few minutes, then add sliced onions and some coarse sea salt. Next add chopped seitan and tempeh, then cover, reduce heat and cook for several minutes. Add paprika and fresh ground pepper and continue cooking and stirring occasionally until everything is getting a bit brown. Finally, add a tablespoon or so of soy sauce and a bit of liquid smoke and give it a quick stir. We had ours with mashed potatoes and it was scrumptious.


Bianca said...

Love the double protein idea! I would never think to combine tempeh and seitan, but it sounds delicious!

Chris said...

Thanks! You might also be interested in this then.

NiCoLe said...

This sounds really good, I am gonna have to give this a try!

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The Mangerchine's said...

Soy sauce is an interesting touch to this! I used to make a similar sausage, pepper and onion dish served with pierogies prior to being a vegetarian. I also added a little red pepper flakes for heat... I'm intrigued by the soy sauce though, I'll have to give it a shot!