nutritional information


  • Calories: 285
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Total Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 274 mg
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugar: 1 g

Seitan Piccata

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

Piccata is a classic Italian dish seasoned with lemon juice, capers, and lots of chopped parsley. If you can’t find seitan cutlets, use strips instead and serve over rice for a pretty presentation. This recipe was a winner in our 2008 Restaurant Poll, and is a popular entrée at Candle 79 in New York City.
  • 6 seitan cutlets, rinsed and drained
  • Whole-wheat flour for dredging
  • 4 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped shallots
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow onion
  • 2 Tbs. drained capers
  • ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs. nonhydrogenated vegan margarine
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • Large caper berries or lemon slices, for garnish, optional

1. Dredge seitan cutlets in flour, shaking off excess.

2. Heat 2 Tbs. olive oil in skillet over high heat. Sauté cutlets in oil 30 seconds per side, or until crisp and golden brown. Remove seitan from skillet, and drain on paper-towel-lined plate.

3. Add remaining 2 Tbs. olive oil to skillet, and return to high heat. Add shallots, onion, capers, and garlic, and sauté 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened, stirring frequently. Whisk in wine and lemon juice, and cook 3 to 5 minutes more.

4. Add broth, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 1 minute to combine flavors. Whisk in parsley, margarine, salt, and pepper. Pour over seitan cutlets, garnish with large caper berries or lemon slices, and serve.

June 2008

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Does anyone know how many ounces of seitan this is? Thanks!

Mel - 2014-01-09 01:01:21

Looks good, in the picture what is it served over?

Katrina Avila - 2010-11-01 18:02:31

This is an awesome recipe!

Daphne - 2010-07-25 13:08:33

My friend and I made this over a rice with lemon, peas, and spinach. We also breaded the seitan... it was fantastic!

Skalya - 2010-06-25 10:30:50

What is it served on? Looks good!

Netti - 2009-06-24 11:36:29

It's delicious over rice. And the sauce is so good, you'll wish you had more.

Sue - 2009-06-21 22:40:15

This is very good. It is fast and easy, which makes it a wonderful main dish for a small dinner party.

Beth - 2009-04-03 09:27:42