So yesterday the Mr. was out for a company outing so I was left to take care of my own dinner. While he is ok with most of my vegan cooking there are some things that are a bit too much for him. Nutritional Yeast was one of them, Seitan is the other.

I swear, this is the best way to cook seitan from now on!! Before I used to cook it in water or vegetable stock, but really… baking it in the oven makes a fluffy, chewy type of seitan which is just perfect. I’m a fan!!

Okey, oven and grill might not sound like BBQ, but you could just skip the grill part and fix this on the bbq if you want. I wouldn’t skip the part in the oven though…

Doesn’t this look pretty, I wish I had the cushions from the outside seating up, but I didn’t feel like taking the stairs down again to get them.

What do you need (1 serving)

  • 25 gr. of seitan fix (or your own)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of tamarind
  • Water
  • Few drops of liquid smoke
  • 30 ml of Char Siu Sauce (or any other BBQ-sauce)
  1. Start by mixing the wet ingredients and set a side. In a different bowl, mix seitan and spices and add to the liquids. Mix with a fork until it starts to form a ball, add some more water if needed.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees celsius and take a baking tray and cover with baking paper. Transfer the seitan and bake in the oven until done. Make sure it’s nice and flat before baking.
  3. When done, turn on the grill and cover the seitan with the BBQ sauce. Grill for a few minutes.

I served this with some noodles and steamed broccoli, but I’m sure this would be great on a bun with some salad on the side