Monday, September 28, 2009

Cremini and Seitan Stroganoff

Recipe by Erika

This stroganoff gets its creaminess from creamy homemade cashew cream rather than sour cream which makes it extra velvety and cholesterol free.


Ingredients:
  • 1 package Upton's Naturals Traditional Seitan
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 lb cremini mushrooms
  • 1 C vegetable or mushroom broth
  • 1 Tbsp tamari
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp hungarian paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Your choice of pasta

Cashew Cream Ingredients:

  • 1 C raw unsalted cashews
  • 1⁄2 C of water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Add the onion and sauté for five minutes, or until the onion is clear.
  2. Add mushrooms and Seitan, tamari and a pinch of pepper and continue to sauté until mushrooms soften and Seitan browns.
  3. Add tomato paste, incorporate and sauté for 30 seconds.
  4. Add broth and paprika, second pinch of pepper and reduce heat and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
  5. During this time combine cashew cream ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  6. After stroganoff has had a chance to simmer add cashew cream. Adjust seasonings to taste and add broth to thin if it's too thick for your taste.
  7. Spoon liberally over pasta and enjoy.