This week’s recipe is from Sara Moulton. I know I said this wasn’t going to be about the chefs, but still, I really like Sara. She seems so down to earth and I think it would be fun to cook with her. She doesn’t have that aging cheerleader thing, or the cleavage to her belly button thing, or the wear her glasses on the back of her head thing or anything I can nitpickingly think when I watch Food Network. She’s classically trained, but is just so accessible. So, yeah, I like Sara. And I like most of her recipes, too. This one is no exception.
Sesame Seitan and Scallion Kebabs (originally Sesame Beef and Scallion Kebabs)
2 tablespoons tamari
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
8 ounces seitan, cut in 1 inch cubes or pieces (I used chicken, but any would work)
3 scallions, cut in 1 inch pieces
2-3 wooden skewers, soaked in water 1/2 hour
Combine all the ingredients together except the seitan and scallions. Mix well. Then place seitan in marinade and let marinate for 1/2 hour or longer.
Thread seitan pieces on skewers, alternating with scallion pieces. Broil on high for about 10 minutes, turning once. Baste with marinade when turning.
Notes on this recipe:
1. We had it over a lo mein type of dish when rice probably would have been better. But we had rice for lunch.
2. Sara’s scallion method is way different than mine. It’s geared more toward the real scallion lover. She has you place whole scallions on other skewers. It just seemed like a lot of scallion to me, so I cut back.
Since this is Sara’s recipe, I spelled “kebab” her way. But usually I spell it “kebob.” I just looked it up to see if both spellings were acceptable and they are…along with a bunch of others. But here’s the interesting part: it originally meant fried meat rather than grilled meat.
Now for the big questions: would I make it again? Yep….and next time it will be on the grill outside. It’s a great dish!
Have a wonderful weekend!