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:

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Tine Tomme

Author of the book ‘Pure and Vegetarian’

“At Avalon we often use Bertyn seitan. So far, we’ve always been satisfied with it.”