I have to admit before I cut meat out of my diet I was a huge Gordon Ramsey fan. I still am, but only a few of his recipes are veg friendly so I’m less inclined to rush out and read his cookbooks. This is one recipe I’ve altered slightly along with replacing the protein. Sticky lemon seitan is one of my favourite dishes especially when it’s served up with a generous portion of mashed potatoes.
Sticky Lemon Seitan
4 pieces of “chicken” seitan (I will add my recipe soon)
2-3 tbsp of olive oil
1 head of garlic cut horizontally
thyme – preferably fresh
a splash of red wine vinegar
2 tbsp of soy sauce – or braggs
3 tbsp of honey (2 tbsp for agave for vegan option)
1 sliced lemon
Brown seitan over high heat with olive oil, garlic and thyme for 2-3 mins a side till golden brown. Add a splash of red wine vinegar and bubble until reduced by half. Drizzle soy sauce and honey and shake the pan to mix.
Pour in a good splash of hot water (or if your seitan is homemade use the broth) and add the lemon slices. Let the liquid bubble and reduce down till syrupy,which will take about 10 mins or so.
Transfer the seitan to a platter and serve with mashed potatoes.