Friday, September 10, 2010

Grilled Seitan Cutlets with Cilantro Lime Sauce and Summer Corn Saute

Blog issues...The photo of the flowers below and the Summer Corn Saute are only showing part of the picture and it's not letting me delete it and re post a new pic.  Frustrating!  Oh well, It's Friday! 
I'm still working from our laptop, I prefer our desk top PC.
Certified Organic Flowers from the Farmers Market

Grilled Seitan Cutlets with Cilantro Lime Sauce

When you are looking for something with texture, flavor and something to satisfy that carnivore in your life, grilled seitan smothered in a sauce seems to do the trick.  For a quick seitan recipe I love to use the Seitan Cutlets from Veganomicon.  Dave loves grilled seitan smothered in some kind of sauce.

Cilantro Lime Sauce
In a food processor I blended 1/3 C. cilantro(don't be shy make sure the  cup is packed high), 1/4 c. sweet onion, 4 garlic cloves, 1/2 jalepeno, juice of 1 large lime, 1/4 C. olive oil and s & p to taste. 
In a small casserole dish I poured about 3/4 of the sauce over the seitan cutlets and let it sit for about an hour.  Use the rest of the sauce over the grilled seitan.
                                                                 Summer Corn Saute

This kind of reminds me of a succotash but there are no beans.

The market down the street was selling locally grown corn 3 for 98cents and the cashier said they were so sweet and good we bought a few more.  I usually use up fresh corn the day I buy it because the older it gets the more starchy and less taste it has. So just make sure to wrap it up well and store in the refrigerator if not using the same day you buy it. Thinking of how to use the rest of the corn besides grilling it again, Succatosh came to mind.  I didn't have any bean to use in it so I just thought of what would go well with it and I ended up with a sweet and flavorful dish.

Summer Corn Saute

3 fresh corn on the cob, corn sliced off into bowl
1 T. olive oil (if more is needed use water a little at a time instead)
1/2 large sweet onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped
1 Italian red pepper, diced
1 small tomato, diced
1/4 tsp. oregano
1-2 T. chives
1/4 c. cilantro
salt & pepper to taste

In a small saucepan heat water and add sweet potato, cook until almost done.  Strain and set aside.

Heat a cast iron skillet and add 1 T. olive oil, you will probably want to use more oil but I usually add some water a little at a time instead.  Next add the onion and garlic, saute until just translucent. Then add the Italian pepper, corn and sweet potato, cook until corn is fully cooked. Add the tomato and oregano, stir until soft. Turn off heat and stir in the chives, cilantro salt and pepper.


  1. the food sure looks good. Love the flowers...nice.

  2. Wow! Totally awesome! I love the corn dish, it looks very delicate.

  3. Beautiful flowers! That seitan looks really good! YUM!

  4. I like the photos Jo! The flowers look so pretty. The corn dish looks wonderful. I am on day seven! ;)

  5. I'm not crazy about cilantro, but I can imagine this sauce would be wonderful with parsley instead- Yum!

  6. Bittersweet-Oh yah, you are one of those non-cilantro eaters and here my son just grabs a bunch and shoves it in his mouth. hee hee.I'm sure parsley or arugula would even be really good.
    Dorissa-Let's give a round of applause to my friend Dorissa for going on the 21 day Vegan Kickstart!

  7. I love those seitan cutlets and the corn saute looks great too! I rather like how the photos are cropped. :-)

  8. I can't get enough corn this year. It's been so sweet!

    Thanks for your kind words on the booksigning. The book itself still feels very surreal, but the signings are a blast! A great way to get together and talk about veganism. I'd do them every day (even without books) if I could!

  9. I love coriander (cilantro) so I am definitely going to try that sauce with some gf chickpea cutlets!

    And maybe try using another browser for the photo issue? I always use Chrome, but every now and then blogger changes something and I use I.E and it works and then I finish off posting in Chrome.

  10. Those seitan cultles look amazing! I really love cilantro everything!

  11. Mandee-thanks for the info! Also I've tried grilling the chickpea cutlets before and it didn't turn out so well, the texture was just to soft for grilling.

    Mihl-we love cilantro too. When I'm using it for something my son will walk by and grab a handful and shove it in his mouth. I swear that kid would be a great raw foodist.