Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Macadamia-Encrusted Seitan with Mango Broccoli Slaw

That decadent plate you see is a result of this recipe from the VegCooking site. To bad the TeddyBear doesn’t like broccoli, or this could have been Valentine’s Day dinner as well.

And even though all this doesn’t look like it goes well together, the slaw is a perfect foil to the seitan. It is crispy, a bit sweet and spicy. With an added plus of orange juice in the dressing that makes the iron in the broccoli slaw more available to the body. And broccoli slaw, is that just not a perfect invention. A very sneaky way to get people to eat the one vegetable most people hate, broccoli. The mango in the slaw adds a very nice touch. In fact, you could almost eat the slaw as a dish of its own.

The seitan is from a double batch of my Baked Seitan Steaks I made this morning. The steaks are so thick, that they had to be cut in half so that they would cook through properly. Unfortunately, when roasting the macadamia nuts, I overdid it a bit. Not a nice way to learn that 10 minutes in an oven, can be different than 10 minutes in a toaster oven. Don’t think it affected the fried seitan all that much, though. The macadamia nut flour make them very rich tasting after frying. Which is counter balanced quite well by the slaw. All in all, a very good dish.


  1. Mmmm both this and the crispy fried seitan sound great! I have no problem eating my broccoli (we eat it almost every night around here, it's a family favourite :P) so this broccoli slaw sounds wonderful!

  2. YUM! I do love macadamias. I'll put this on the must-try list, right along with the fried seitan.

  3. I'm a sucker for seitan so thank you very much for posting a link back to your seitan steaks!