Friday, January 17, 2014

Basil Chick'n of Seitan

One of my favorite Thai dishes is chicken basil, but unfortunately ground meats creep me out. Nothing is grosser to me than feeling a bit of gristle between my teeth. Because of that I prefer seitan, a wheat-gluten meat substitute. A bonus with seitan is that it is more filling, too!
 This recipe is not vegetarian because it has oyster sauce and fish sauce, but you can use vegetarian substitutes for that, if you wish. And if you can handle ground chicken you can use that instead of the seitan. 

coconut oil
2 shallots
3 cloves garlic
2 tsp rice wine
pinch of sugar
1/2 tsp oyster sauce
1lb Seitan (or ground chicken)
1 tbs fish sauce
1 hot chilli (preferably Thai, but Serrano works fine)
1 hand-full of Thai basil
juice from 1/2 lime

coat bottom of wok with coconut oil
add shallots and garlic when oil is hot
fry until aromatic

add seitan, sugar, oyster sauce and rice wine
stir-fry until seitan is thoroughly warm and a little browned

turn off heat and add basil, chili, lime, and fish sauce

Serve over rice and cabbage or rice and sprouts


  1. I need to make this soon, it sounds so yummy. I love hot food over thin sliced cabbage :).

  2. 3 Researches SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you literally get rid of fat by eating Coconut Fat (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 studies from big medicinal journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!