While rummaging through my fridge to make a meatless meal for myself, I stumbled upon the ingredients for Seitan Puffs With Pea Tips. This dish is a great combination of flavor and texture, with savory seitan puffs complemented by fresh and tender pea tips.
We still eat meat occasionally, but I am becoming a vegetarian for ethical and ecological reasons most of the week. I wasn’t expecting that.
A Seitan Vegan Dish Rich In Protein
In addition to being delicious, this vegan dish is also packed with protein. It’s so insanely filling that it could easily stand against a meat dish. There is absolutely NO MEAT MISSING.
Why? Because fried seitan puffs are too good to pass up. Although vegans and vegetarians commonly eat seitan, these Chinese seitan puffs tend to fly under the radar.
GREENS WITH LOTS OF VITAMINS
The pea tips (also known as pea leaves or snow pea tips) go wonderfully with these seitan puffs. Oil is a must when cooking pea hints. The oiliness of the seitan puffs is a nice contrast to the crispness of the pea tips.
I also recommend spinach, which is another leafy green with a similar texture and cooking time.
These seitan puffs should be cooked only a short time; otherwise, they will become mushy. For this reason, it is important to use leafy greens that are ready in just a few minutes. The total cooking time shouldn’t exceed seven minutes.
- 1 tbsp. of oil(any neutral oil)
- 1 tsp. of minced ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1/2-3/4 cup of water
- 2 1/2 oz. of seitan puffs
- 2 tsp. of light soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp. of white pepper
- 1/2 tsp. of sesame oil
- 8 oz. of snow pea tips
- salt to taste
- In a wok, melt the butter over moderate heat. Ginger and garlic should be cooked for 30 seconds, but the garlic should be watched closely to prevent burning. Cooking water and seitan puffs should now be added. Turn the stove up to high and let the water boil.
- Cooking in a wok or stir-frying pan allows you to quickly coat the puffs with hot liquid, making them more tender. Mix in the white pepper, sesame oil, and light soy sauce. For a minute, while stirring constantly, deflate the puffs to half their original size.
- Cook until the seitan puffs are completely wilted, then stir in the pea tips. In the meantime, season the pea tips with salt to taste as they reduce in cooking. Never put anything on top of the wok while cooking. There must be some sauce left over to use.
- When the peas have wilted, they are ready to be served. If you heat your wok properly, the entire process should take at most five minutes.