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 Post subject: seemingly obvious seitan question
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:12 am 
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I feel like this ought to be an obvious answer, but I'm apparently having the dumb and cannot brain today.

Seitan: can you marinate it? If I made a batch of simple seitan from V'con, could I then toss it in spices and saucy stuff and marinate it?

Ever since seeing "The Avengers," I have really wanted shwarma. So I have to make my own. So I have to marinate seitan.

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 Post subject: Re: seemingly obvious seitan question
PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 12:24 am 
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Yes, you can marinate seitan. There is a recipe in Viva Vegan that requires you to do so. It's the one with the seitan and potatoes on skewers, Peruvian seitan and potato skewers, I think.

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Awesome! I tragically do not have VV, so I have been missing out. I had a feeling this would be the case, but I figured I'd check. Thank you!

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You can also double up and alter the broth spicing. Does Vegan Dad have a Schwartz recipe? I've seen one somewhere...

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Marinating before grilling is delicious. My favorite is a chimichurri...
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DarthCupcake wrote:
Awesome! I tragically do not have VV, so I have been missing out. I had a feeling this would be the case, but I figured I'd check. Thank you!


You must correct this wrong!


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If I want shwarma I usually just dump a huge amount of paprika, currypowder and some freshground pepper onto my homemade seitan strips, toss them a few times and then fry them up in a tablespoon or two of hot oil. The spices sort of bake into the seitan and contribute to a nice crispy exterior.

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lavawitch wrote:
You can also double up and alter the broth spicing. Does Vegan Dad have a Schwartz recipe? I've seen one somewhere...

I thought I saw that, too but now I can't find it. There is a recipe for a tempeh gyro, though: http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/02/te ... tziki.html

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Guys, I am really excited to try this. You are all so wonderful!

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Susietofu made seitan shwrama once and it was delicious. I think she slow-cooked it with herbs...

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This one from Weekly Vegan Menu is a recreation of the amazing Shwarma from Herbivore in SanFran.
It is SO good.
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1JcpMTTu2ZSgibOVA6vummjwhDhA7e62RpxozR8YmTbw&pli=1

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Oh, and I just remembered that the current issue of VegNews has a seitan gyro recipe in it (bacically the greek equivalent to shawarma, right?). If you like, I can transcribe the recipe.

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nickvicious wrote:
Oh, and I just remembered that the current issue of VegNews has a seitan gyro recipe in it (bacically the greek equivalent to shawarma, right?). If you like, I can transcribe the recipe.


I think I have enough options, but thank you kindly for the offer! No need to do the extra work.

I am so excited to try making shwarma tonight!

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It came out SO GOOD.

I ate it all. Seriously, all of it.

Thank you, everyone, for your help!

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I love that this post was inspired by "The Avengers", and now I too want to make shwarma.

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DarthCupcake wrote:
It came out SO GOOD.

I ate it all. Seriously, all of it.

Thank you, everyone, for your help!

How did you end up making it?

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Did you take pictures? Describe it in great detail please! We need more info as to how and why it came out so good!

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I have a picture! I can't post it because I'm at work and it's on facebook, which is blocked, but I will post a picture when I get home.

For the seitan sauce:
-roughly one single serving yogurt. I just estimated about how much I'd need to coat the seitan, then ate the remaining spoonful or two.
-a splash of lemon juice, to the desired consistency
-a whole bunch of paprika, cumin, allspice, nutmeg, cloves. I think I went heaviest on paprika, with cumin in a close second.
-garlic
-salt, black pepper

I mixed all of the above together into a nice goop on a plate, then dropped my seitan strips into it and smeared a bunch on top. I let them sit for a while (next time, I'll ideally let them sit longer, but I was hungry and impatient), then tossed it all in a pan and seared them.

Put them on a big piece of lavash bread with the fixin's. I went for cucumber, baby spinach, cilantro, tomato, and tahini sauce. I meant to include red onion, but forgot.

Tahini sauce:
-1 tbsp lemon juice
-1.5 (roughly) tbsp tahini
-2-ish tbsp water
-clove of garlic, minced

Mix it all together. Add more water if your tahini is from the very bottom of the jar and thus super thick and resistant to mixing, like mine was.

I ate a lot last night. So very much. And it was SO GOOD.

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Oh yum! That sounds soooo good!

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seriously, yum!

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in2insight wrote:
This one from Weekly Vegan Menu is a recreation of the amazing Shwarma from Herbivore in SanFran.
It is SO good.
https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1JcpMTTu2ZSgibOVA6vummjwhDhA7e62RpxozR8YmTbw&pli=1
I wish that someone would make that for me right now.

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