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Get out the grill for this sweet, salty, seitan satay recipe - Makini's Kitchen

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With all this great weather we've been having, we're sure many of you have dusted off your grills. But if you haven't yet, chef Makini Howell from Plum Bistro has a great recipe idea that might provide some inspiration. She joined us from Makini's Kitchen.

Sweet, Salty and Spicy Seitan Chicken Satay  

By Makini Howell                                                                    


  • 3 tablespoons lemongrass; ends and outer layer removed, smashed and chop the fragrant green part of the stem
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • ½ lb Seitan pulled apart into about 1’’ pieces I use this one
  • ½ tsp. ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp. Vegan fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 3 tlb spoon, chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. Hot chili paste

Ingredients for the Peanut sauce                                                            

  • 1/2 c. smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 c. reserved marinade
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 tsp. lime zest
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp. freshly grated ginger
  • 1/4 c. boiling water
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish
  • Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Soak bamboo skewers in cold water for at least 15 minutes. In a bowl combine all marinade ingredients and mix them together, set aside half a cup.
  2. Pour the remaining marinade into a bowl covering seitan. Let chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, make peanut sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk all sauce ingredients until smooth and well combined.
  4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Remove seitan from marinade and spear 3 pieces onto each skewer. Grill, flipping once until seitan is cooked through and slightly charred, 3 to 4 minutes each side.
  5. Sprinkle satay with chopped peanuts and cilantro and serve with peanut sauce.

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