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Sweet and Sour Seitan

Sweet and sour sauce is surprisingly easy to make from scratch and adds a tangy kick to many different foods. Although this recipe is for a seitan dish, it can be substituted for tofu, tempeh, or even vegetables.

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

½ cup white vinegar

¼ cup sugar (I used coconut sugar, but you can use any kind)

3 tablespoons ketchup

2 teaspoons cornstarch or rice flour dissolved in 4 tablespoons of water.

Mix all ingredients. If the vinegar is too strong for you, dilute with water. This can be set aside and cooked later, or if you want to use this as a dipping sauce, lightly simmer over medium heat until the cornstarch thickens.

1 cup seitan (cut into small pieces)

1 head bok choy

½ cup baby corn, chopped

1 cup bean sprouts

oil for frying

In a large frying pan, heat a drop of oil and sauté seitan, bock choy, corn, and bean sprouts until golden brown. Pour the sweet and sour sauce into the pan and toss. The cornstarch will thicken the sauce and become a lovely high gloss red. Serve over steamed rice or noodles.

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  1. Shabs Online
    Shabs Online
    Wow! this sounds like stew enriched with the goodness of veggies......mus b rele tasty...sure wll try... Voted!
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  2. Veghead
    Voted. I still haven't tried seitan, but your recipes always make it sound really appealing! Is this the fermented soy product? This dish sounds amazing, and I would have it with noodles, yum!
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  3. Veganara
    Veganara
    Vote no 4. This sounds delicious, I would like to try it as I have never made sweet and sour sauce, or tried seitan.
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  4. SnakeWitch
    Yes, I'm sure this tastes great. If you add pineapple chunks, you get the chinese version. Yum! Voted!
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  5. JustVegan
    sweet is sour is awesome. voted. do check out my new post on moong bean sprout salad and vote if you like.
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