Marinated Seitan Sandwich with Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

January 21, 2015

Marinated Seitan with Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

Marinated Seitan Sandwich with Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

I don't cook a lot of seitan but when I do, it usually turns out delicious with the right sauces and marinades.

Today I tried a marinated seitan sandwich topped with a spicy red cabbage slaw. For vegan newbies, seitan is derived from the protein of wheat and sometimes called “wheat meat.”

It is often used in place of meat because of its texture and chewy taste.

Seitan is also becoming more mainstream and can now be found in most refrigerated areas where you buy tofu at grocery stores. I personally like the Upton's Naturals traditional brand because it is non-GMO and has 15 grams of protein per 2 ounce serving.

Please note, that consuming seitan is not for anyone who is gluten intolerant or wheat sensitive.

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Marinated Seitan Sandwich with Spicy Cabbage Slaw
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Serves: 4
  • 8 ounces plain seitan, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ¼ cup Tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh ginger (or ¾ teaspoon of ground ginger)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable broth for sauteing seitan
  • Vegan bread or rolls
  • Spicy brown mustard (optional)
Spicy Cabbage
  • ½ red or white cabbage, cored and cut into ribbons
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 red fresno chili or jalapeno, sliced thinly with seeds removed
  • ¼ cup good red wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • ⅛ cup extra virgin olive oil (or more if too tart for your liking)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped (use less if you don't like too much garlic)
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (1 lemon)
  • 1 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place the seitan in a glass bowl. Whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic cloves, ginger and dijon mustard. Pour over seitan and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, turning once.
Spicy Cabbage Dressing
  1. Whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, garlic cloves, lemon juice, dried oregano, salt and ground black pepper. Set aside.
Spicy Cabbage
  1. In a large bowl, combine cabbage, red onion and fresno chili. Add half the dressing. Toss. Add salt and ground black pepper. Taste for seasonings and add extra dressing if needed. A little at a time. You don't want to overdress the cabbage. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat with a couple of tablespoons of vegetable broth. Remove the seitan from marinade saving the liquid. Place the seitan into the pan and sear for about 3-4 minutes, on until lightly browned. Put in a baking dish. Add the marinade and bake in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
  3. Grill or toast your bread and spread each slice with a grainy mustard. Spoon a large mound of red cabbage on top of the bread. Top with ¼ of the seitan. Spoon some pan juices over the seitan and serve.


3 thoughts on “Marinated Seitan Sandwich with Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw

  1. I made this the other day. It was AMAZING! Can’t wait to have it again and I’ll be sharing the recipe with all my veggie friends.

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