Seitan in Peanut Sauce or Vegetarian Gai Tua


"This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! You've probably had the chicken version if you're a meat eater, and I'm sure you could substitute meat for the seitan, however, I urge you to give the seitan a try. Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat gluten. Seitan comes the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have. Seitan really picks up the flavor of whatever marinade it's put into. If you've ever had 'mock duck' at a Thai restaurant, then you've had seitan before. It can be found at natural food or Asian food stores."


55 m servings 558 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 558 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 34g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 40.5 g
  • 81%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 645 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the ginger, garlic, and curry paste in small bowl. Slowly pour in 1/4 cup coconut milk; stirring until the mixture is smooth. Gently stir in the seitan, coating the seitan with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The longer you let it soak, the more flavorful the seitan will taste!
  2. Stir together the remaining coconut milk, peanut butter, sugar, vegetable oil, tamari, chili garlic sauce, and oyster sauce in a medium bowl. Don't worry if it's not completely blended: when you cook it, the various substances will meld wonderfully. Set sauce aside.
  3. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add the chopped onion; cook over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Stir in the seitan, and cook until the seitan is heated through, about 7 minutes. Pour in the sauce, and stir to combine. Mix in the spinach and green onions; cook 3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the spinach is cooked.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Good recipe. Additionally; however, seitan may easily be made using vital wheat gluten. Some commercially prepared brands include unnecessary fillers and flavors in their products. Making it you...

I made this recipe and thought it was tasty. Thanks!

I did use chicken instead of seitan, but the sauce is great!

Made pretty much as stated only used real chicken. I liked it but my husband and kids didn't. I couldn't get a good answer out of them as to what they didn't like about it, they just didn't.

DELICIOUS! I made w/fresh organic kale from the garden instead of spinach.

Super Tasty! The sauce is awesome!

I made this with chicken and it was amazing. The sauce is so good, I would make this again for sure.

Yum. Made it with sauteed crisp tofu and green beans. Everyone loved it, even the picky 7-year-old.

This was simple to make and fast to put together especially using the pre-made seitan. I made the sauce per the recipe, except that I used agave syrup instead of sugar and used only half the amo...