Simple Grilled Seitan

July 13, 2016
5 Ratings
Photo by Bobbi Lin
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

As a relative newcomer to seitan, I tend to focus on simple preparations: a good marinade, followed by grilling, baking, or pan cooking. This recipe is my new favorite, a summery ginger-soy-lime treatment that results in tender, flavorful, slightly citrusy seitan pieces. It’s perfect for sharing at cookouts, potlucks, or as an accompaniment to a grill meal. I particularly like to pile the skewers over couscous or quinoa, then serve them with grilled vegetables or salad. —Gena Hamshaw

What You'll Need
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 ounces seitan, pre-cubed or cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  1. Whisk the soy sauce, lime, oil, garlic, ginger, mustard, and pepper together. Place the seitan pieces in a nonreactive, flat dish (such as a glass storage container or baking dish) and pour the marinade over them. Cover, refrigerate, and marinate for at least 4 hours, or overnight (8 to 12 hours).
  2. Prepare a stovetop, charcoal, or gas grill so that the heat is medium-high. Remove the seitan from the marinade, reserving the marinade. Prepare metal or bamboo skewers by placing 3 to 4 pieces of seitan on each skewer. (If using bamboo skewers, make sure to soak them ahead of time!)
  3. Grill the skewers for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until neat grill marks appear, brushing the skewers with additional marinade as you grill. Serve the seitan with salad, a grain pilaf, or grilled vegetables.

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2 Reviews

hlane13 May 5, 2022
Super tasty and easy to make recipe! Enjoyed by all the meat eaters in the group as well!
Lyn-Lyn A. June 24, 2020
I followed this to the letter! The texture was great but the marinade was extremely salty and tangy and had to eat along with bland veggies just to get it down. Almost like it needs honey or sweetner of some sort to balance it out