Vegetarian nuggets of seitan with a sweet chili sauce

Ingredients for vegetarian nuggets of seitan with a sweet chili sauce

  • 1 Veggie Protein Bloc
  • 1tbsp coconut blossom sugar (Gula Java Brut by Amanprana)
  • 300g raw cane sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 2 red chili peppers
  • 1 yellow chili pepper
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small onion
  • 1000ml coconut oil for frying (Kokovita)
  • 100ml lime juice
  • Flour
  • Corn starch
  • Corn flakes
  • Chili powder
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of Fleur de Sel (Amanprana)
  • Paprika-powder

Preparation of vegetarian nuggets of seitan with a sweet chili sauce

  1. Remove the seitan from the wrapping, let it drain in a sieve and gently squeeze out the moisture.
  2. Cut the seitan into equal sticks of about 3 to 5 cm.
  3. Sprinkle with Fleur de Sel and pepper and put aside.
  4. Pour the corn flakes into a bowl and crumble them coarsely with your hands.
  5. Set aside. Prepare a thick dough of one part flour and one part starch and water which you add little by little.
  6. Season with a powerful mix of chili powder, paprika, pepper, Fleur de Sel, a dash of lime juice and a tablespoon of coconut blossom sugar.
  7. For the tasty sweet chili sauce: Peel the cloves of garlic and the onions and cut them into fine cubes.
  8. Cut the chili peppers in fine slices and bake in a bit of coconut oil with the garlic and the onion until slightly brown.
  9. Add the coconut blossom sugar and caramelize the mix before deglazing with a bit of water and lime juice.
  10. Reduce until you get a creamy consistency.
  11. Season with Fleur de Sel and pepper.
  12. Let it cool down in a dish.
  13. Melt the coconut frying oil in a wok.
  14. Heat the oil to 180°C. Coat the prepared seitan sticks in the flower and then in the corn flakes.
  15. Finally, fry them one by one until golden brown.
  16. Serve immediately with the delicious chili sauce.

Tip of Stefano:

No chicken nuggets but nuggets made of seitan, vegetarian and delicious

One way or another, kids love fast food and fast food restaurants. And of course, these restaurants respond to it. It’s not always easy though, if -as a parent- you want your kids to eat healthy. Here’s an ideal recipe that will fix this problem. Which kid can resist delicious nuggets of seitan with a nice and sweet chili sauce?

A healthy variant of the chicken nuggets: with seitan, coconut oil and fresh, healthy ingredients

What exactly is a nugget? A nugget is a piece of vegetable, meat, fish or meat substitute that has been wrapped in a delicious crust coated with breadcrumbs. These are fried or baked and served as a snack. The concept exists since the fifties and has become increasingly popular over the years. Even the schnitzel is in fact a sort of nugget, be it in a slightly different shape. The following recipe shows how the use of seitan, fresh ingredients for the sweet chili sauce and coconut oil to fry the nugget, can turn this well-known fast food recipe into a healthy and responsible version.

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Stefano Vicinoadio

Who is Stefano Vicinoadio? Here at Bertyn we got to know him at an organic fair in Germany. We immediately hit it off and it turned into a great working relationship. Stefano is actually a photographer, and it is his passion. But his love for cooking has resulted in the most delicious recipes... together with great photos.

Stefano describes himself as colourful, loud, a vegan, a friend, a discoverer, a digital nomad and straightforward. Stefano changed tack and started to eat and live a healthy vegan lifestyle His life took a wholly different course when he became very ill. At the age of 33 he was going with all guns blazing, but he didn't spare a thought for his own health - he smoked, drank a lot, worked up to 16 hours a day and drank around two litres of coffee daily. Then he developed two serious hernias, as well as being very overweight. He realised that he could not continue this way and decided on a complete turnaround. He quit drinking and smoking and slowly changed his diet, until he finally went almost completely vegan. Vegan, a step further than vegetarian Stefano's recipes are all vegan. A vegan eats no animal products whatsoever, taking it a step beyond vegetarianism. Vegans don't eat eggs, dairy products or honey. These recipes by Stefano will prove to you that there's still a great deal left to work with. See the recipes and try them out for yourself!

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Pasquale Tarantino

Fitness consultant

“When you cook seitan the taste depends on the spices you use, because seitan does not have much of a taste of its own. Thanks to its firm structure, seitan can be fried, roasted or barbecued, or simply on a pizza. You can find seitan in the cold section of your natural food and health food shops.”