A flavorful sauce and lots of crunchy vegetables make this seitan stir-fry a quick and healthy choice for dinner tonight!

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2006

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Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Whisk sherry, water, hoisin, cornstarch, brown sugar, lime and salt in a small bowl.

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  • Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add seitan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 4 to 7 minutes. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, peanuts and ginger and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots and red pepper; cook, stirring, about 1 minute.

  • Whisk the sauce again; add it to the pan and stir to coat. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until the vegetables are tender-crisp and the sauce is thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in cilantro, if using.

Tips

Notes: Sherry is a type of fortified wine originally from southern Spain. Don't use the “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets--it can be surprisingly high in sodium. Instead, purchase dry sherry that's sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

Hoisin sauce is a dark brown, thick, spicy-sweet sauce made from soybeans and a complex mix of spices. Look for it in the Asian section of your supermarket and in Asian markets.

Seitan, a high-protein product made from wheat gluten, has a meaty texture and is found in health-food stores or large supermarkets near the tofu. The package weight varies, depending on whether water weight is included. Look for the “drained weight” on the label.

Nutrition Facts

353 calories; protein 20g 40% DV; carbohydrates 33.1g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 12.1g 48% DV; sugars 14.1g; fat 14.5g 22% DV; saturated fat 1.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 0.2mg; vitamin a iu 12057.9IU 241% DV; vitamin c 81.9mg 137% DV; folate 50.8mcg 13% DV; calcium 36.7mg 4% DV; iron 0.8mg 4% DV; magnesium 36.9mg 13% DV; potassium 427.5mg 12% DV; sodium 703.9mg 28% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.