nutritional information

Per Piece:

  • Calories: 61
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Sodium: 118 mg
  • Fiber: <1 g
  • Sugar: <1 g

Sambal Oelek Seitan Wings

Sambal Oelek Seitan Wings

Makes 24 pieces

A basic hot wing sauce gets its punch from sambal oelek. Serve the wings hot with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing.
  • 1 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup vital wheat gluten
  • ½ cup plus 2 Tbs. all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting work surface
  • 1 ¼ tsp. garlic powder, divided
  • 1 ¼ tsp. onion powder, divided
  • ¼ tsp. poultry seasoning
  • ⅛ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. sambal oelek
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 4 ¾ cups low-sodium vegetable broth, divided
  • ⅓ cup sambal oelek
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 tsp. cider vinegar or unseasoned rice vinegar

1. To make Wings: Combine 3/4 cup broth and soy sauce in small bowl; set aside.

2. Stir together vital wheat gluten, 2 Tbs. flour, 1/4 tsp. garlic powder, 1/4 tsp. onion powder, poultry seasoning, and pepper in bowl. Stir in broth mixture until soft dough comes together. Transfer to flour-dusted work surface, dust top with flour, and flatten to 9- x 4-inch rectangle. Cut rectangle in half lengthwise, then cut each piece crosswise into 12 short strips.

3. Bring remaining 4 cups broth, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder, and sambal oelek to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add seitan pieces, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes. Drain seitan pieces, and cool. (Discard or reserve broth for another use.)

4. To make Sauce: bring all ingredients to a simmer in small saucepan. Remove from heat, and set aside.

5. Combine 1 tsp. Sauce with vegetable oil in medium bowl. Add seitan pieces, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup flour, and toss until all pieces are coated with flour.

6. Preheat oven to broil. Lay seitan pieces in single layer on baking sheet. Broil 6 to 8 minutes, or until browned and crisp-looking, turning once.

7. Transfer hot seitan pieces to bowl, and toss with Sauce.

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The leftover broth thickens up and can be used as a vegetarian gravy

Ryan - 2015-12-30 16:18:29

These were delicious! Crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Not too much trouble to make either! I might try it with Franks next time.

Joy - 2014-09-14 00:36:03

just finished a batch of these and they are great! leave them under the broiler to get some crunchy edges. The sauce is very tasty as well.

Chris - 2014-08-27 18:18:24

Should be noted that sambal oelek may contain fish sauce. Just FYI.

Karen - 2014-08-22 19:30:24