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.
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