Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thai Red Curry Seitan Wings and Cabbage Kimchi

These seitan "wings" are from a recipe from Tami's Vegan Appetite blog. Thai red curry paste replaces the usual hot pepper sauce here, with vegan margarine, lime juice, agave, and sriracha hot sauce rounding out the flavors in the "buffalo wing" glaze. These aren't as blisteringly hot as wings made with just hot sauce and margarine, but still plenty spicy, with all the complex flavors of red curry paste. This would be good with other kinds of curry pastes too, but red curry is most similar in appearance to traditional wing recipes.

Keeping with the Thai theme, I used a coconut milk based dip to replace the ranch or blue cheese dips that usually accompany wings. The dipping sauce is coconut milk, a little agave, 1 tbsp. lime juice, and some thinly sliced Thai basil leaves on top. I thought it might be a little thin, but it was pretty substantial. Good stuff, and it performs the same function as those dairy-based dressings, as a cooling counterpoint to the heat from the "wings." The seitan is home made (as usual based on the Veganomicon recipe), first boiled, then cut into triangles, lightly breaded, and baked just until the breading lightly browns.

This weekend I made a batch of Napa cabbage kimchi too. It's pretty good, just hot enough to get your attention, and I have a couple of kimchi-based recipes in mind. Half of a big Napa cabbage, along with about a dozen scallions, garlic, and ginger, yielded just over a quart of kimchi.

10 comments:

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Mike, your wings look a million times better than mine and I love your dipping sauce idea. You rock!

aredcardigan said...

Goodness....Mikey how proud of ya with those babies of yours! That's one amazing plate of wings ya got there!

I still don't make my own seitan to the point it's not part of my regular diet....sigh mail me some of those wings plllllleeeease!!!!

Oh I love the floral stitching table cloth thing!

T said...

Woah, those look AMAZING! Love the thai theme.. my goodness!

Sal said...

great idea, they sound awesome.

River said...

Your wings look beyond delicious, Mike! The coconut milk dipping sauce adds a perfect touch and it sounds fantastic.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Wow, those wings look crazy realistic! I love Kimchi!

aredcardigan said...

yea yea yea u SAY you don't know many things but you drive me insane with awesome food pics O' Brilliant chef! So you do know one thing or two but I love that you're being humble;)

Thanks for the compliments and yea now we like discipline but as kids....yuck!

Hey when are u putting up pics of europe or did I already miss that:(

Sorry if ya had...I'm searching for it on your blog but me no seeing zee pics.

miss v said...

i just got a head of cabbage in my organic coop box and i've been trying to dream up something new to make. i think i'll give kimchi a try for once!

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