It was another evening of wanting comfort food for dinner so I made a basic Chinese stir-fry over rice but with a new sauce recipe created by Chef Chloe Coscarelli. Here you have what I’m calling Hoisin-Glazed Seitan. With a texture similar to meat, seitan (wheat gluten) is high in protein making it a great option for a stir-fry if you’re looking for something to replace meat. It can be found in the refrigerated section of your grocery store, usually by the tofu.
To make the sauce, whisk together 1/4 cup hoisin sauce, 1/4 cup water, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp agave, 1 tsp lemon juice, and 1-2 tsp chili-garlic sauce depending on your tolerance for heat. I used 1 tsp for my family so the kids would still be able to tolerate it. Set the sauce aside.
In a large skillet, saute sliced shiitake mushrooms and sliced seitan (cut into thin strips) until they begin to brown. Add in 1 tsp fresh grated ginger and dash of cinnamon and cook together for a couple minutes. Then throw in the sauce as well as fresh broccoli florets and sliced red bell peppers. Cook until the sauce begins to thicken a bit and then transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with sliced scallions. Serve over rice.