It is cool enough here finally to grill outdoors again, yay! I inaugurated the fall grilling season with some seitanmarinated in peanut sauce last weekend. The peanut sauce was from a package, so there is no recipe for the sauce. In fact, I just threw this together at the last minute and wasn’t planning on blogging about it, but the vegetables were so good, I wanted to record what I did so that I can make them exactly the same way again. Since I didn’t take a photo of the finished dish, you’ll also have to do with a photo of the smoky chimney and your imagination as to how pretty the vegetables were.
I’m sending the photo to Black and White Wednesdays, hosted by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook.
Grilled Seitan and Vegetables with Peanut Sauce
8 ounces seitan
2 cups prepared peanut sauce
8 ounces green beans, trimmed and sliced in half
1 medium zucchini, about 8 ounces, sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
4 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons mirin
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
2 teaspoons sriracha sauce or other hot sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
A 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
Cooked rice to serve, from 1 cup raw rice
Slice seitan into 1/8-inch slices or as thinly as you can. In a medium bowl, gently toss the seitan with 1 cup peanut sauce. Set aside in the refrigerator.
In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the remaining ingredients, soy sauce through ginger. Set aside in the refrigerator. Turn over the seitan and vegetables at least once before grilling.
Heat coals in an outdoor grill. Toss vegetables in the marinade one more time and then drain. Grill in a grill pan until tender and starting to blacken, about 10 minutes. (If your coals are not super-hot, you might need to close the lid for part of the time.)
Push the vegetables to a cool side of the grill pan and add the seitan slices. Cook until the bottom is dry, then flip the slices and cook until the other side is dry.
Serve the vegetables and seitan with the rice and remaining peanut sauce.