Sunday, October 2, 2011

Angst loves BBQ Seitan

I guess I should have known.  Angst always gets super excited when I make the Sloppy Joes recipe from The Urban Vegan and I guess I just thought he was all about the TVP.  Perhaps he is, but I think I might have a little fuzzy BBQ-addict on my hands, because tonight he could not get enough of our BBQ Seitan and Broccoli, pinched from

The first time I made this, there were two major differences.  First, I used homemade cubes of baked seitan, whereas this time around I chopped up a tub of Michael's Savory Seitan, resulting in a chewier, "meatier" texture.  Also, the first time around, I served the BBQ-soaked seitan and broccoli over a fluffy cloud of mashed potatoes.  This time around, I really didn't feel like doing the mashing part, so I improvised a bit (per my goal...) and came up with:

Greek-Fried Potatoes
2-4 side dish servings, depending on the size of your potatoes (did that sound wrong?)

6-8 small red potatoes, well-scrubbed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 Tbsp Mediterranean Sea Salt Blend (McCormick Gourmet spice blends)
1 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp garlic powder
generous pinch of allspice

Scrub potatoes well, then cut into quarters or sixths, depending on the size of your potatoes and what you feel constitutes a mouthful.  (I think we might be continuing our downward slope here.)  Heat the olive oil in a deep saucepan on high heat.  Add potatoes, stir well to completely coat with oil, then sprinkle on Mediterranean sea salt blend, marjoram, garlic powder, and allspice.  Stir again to coat evenly, then cover and lower heat to medium high.

Cook potatoes, stirring occasionally, 8-12 minutes, until crispy and a bit brown.  Pierce with a fork to ensure they are tender on the inside, then turn off heat, replace cover and allow to sit for a few minutes.

The potatoes accompanied our dinner perfectly, though due to the richness of the BBQ sauce, I think I will serve the seitan and broccoli on something next time, if not mashed potatoes again.  Angst was an eager attendant at the table, looking between Mister and I with his big, sad eyes as if to say, "Surely, one of you is human enough to see my sorrow and share your food."  Ultimately, like always, Mister isolated a kitty-sized piece of saucy seitan and put it on the floor (which was followed by me telling Angst that he had to eat all of it, including the sauce that was now on my floor).

Believe me when I tell you, this was not a problem for him.  He quickly licked that all up and waited for more.  He had a healthy little appetizer to his own dinner, between me and Mister slipping him little pieces of gooey seitan that he all too readily slurped up from the floor.


He has no shame.

See you tomorrow, MoFos!


  1. I have no angst ;) but I have Zule and Satchmo. I don't know if they like bbq. Satchmo loves pumpkin batter. Great post.

  2. aww, angst is the cutest! and the potatoes sound really good.

  3. Hey ladies! Lovely to meet you and thank you for stopping by! Gigi, those are great names for kitties (I sure hope they're kitties, otherwise you're one of those "mean" mommas, aren't you? ;) )

    Angst, in his own grumpy way, appreciates all of your praise as well. He is a little cutie :)