Twice cooked seitan recipe🔥

Twice cooked pork is one of my favorite Sichuan Chinese dishes. It’s a salty, spicy, and fatty perfect food to eat while drinking beer. But the combination is also perfect for a gout attack. Beer is still off the menu, but this twice-cooked seitan is very gout friendly.

Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.
Finished and ready to serve

Twice cooked pork gets its name from being cooked twice. One blanched in boiling water, then stir-fried. Since seitan is already cooked, we do not need to blanch it before stir-frying.

Recipe ingredients on a table

Pixian Broad Bean Paste is what will bring most of the flavor to the dish. It is fermented broad beans and chili peppers. It’s spicy, salty, and funky in a perfect way. When you open the package, inside is a bag with funky looking and slightly smelly black stuff. When you scoop it out, it has big chunks of beans and peppers.

I know that’s not a nice picture I painted but trust me this stuff is addictive.

Recipe ingredients on a table

Everything is prepped and ready to go.

For the sauce, mix two Tablespoons of the broad bean paste, one Tablespoon soy sauce, one teaspoon sugar, and one Tablespoon Shaoshing wine.

Twelve ounces of seitan. This is the hand washed seitan from my last post. But you can use any seitan.

Green onion: One bunch cut into two-inch pieces. The white part and green part are separated. They go in at different times.

Bell pepper: I am using green and red to give the dish a nice color. But use what you have.

Ginger. One Tablespoon of roughly chopped ginger to help balance the funkiness.

Cooked seitan in a pan

With the pan on medium heat, add one Tablespoon of oil. (I used expeller pressed safflower oil) Add the seitan and turn the heat up to medium-high to high. Cook the seitan until it gets some nice brown color. This will also add bite to the outside of the seitan. Remove from the pan and set it aside.

Cooked bell peppers and green onions in a pan

Add 1/2 Tablespoon of oil to the pan on medium heat. Into the oil, add the chopped ginger. Let the ginger cook in the oil for thirty to forty-five seconds. This will help cook the ginger but will also flavor the oil.

Add the bell peppers and cook for two minutes. Add the white part of the green onions, cook for one minute.

Finished dish in a pan

Add the seitan and stir.

Add the sauce and mix until everything is coated. Then add the green onions and cook for one minute. The dish is now ready to serve.

Collage of recipe ingredients and finished dish in a pan. This is a pin for pinterest.

Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.

Twice cooked seitan recipe

Seitan cooked in the style of twice cooked pork. The sauce is spicy, salty and a little funky.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: seitan, spicy, Vegan
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 367kcal
Author: James Strange

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons Broad bean paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Vegetables

  • 1 bunch Green onions white and green parts separated
  • 1 Cup Red bell pepper
  • 1 Cup Green bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Fresh, roughly chopped

Other

  • 12 oz seitan
  • 1.5 Tablespoons oil

Instructions

Make the sauce

  • mix two Tablespoons of the broad bean paste, one Tablespoon soy sauce, one teaspoon sugar and one Tablespoon Shaoshing wine
    Ingredients for spicy seitan on a table

Prep the veggies

  • Peel and roughly chop one Tablespoon of fresh ginger
    Ingredients for spicy seitan on a table
  • Roughly chop red and green bell peppers
    Package of bean paste, bell peppers and green onion on a table
  • Clean the green onions. Cut off the roots. Remove the top inch or so of the green part. Peel off any ugly looking parts. Then wash thoroughly. Cut into two inch pieces. Separate the white and green parts.
    Ingredients for spicy seitan on a table

Cooking

  • With the pan on medium heat add one Tablespoon of oil.
    Lightly browned seitan in a pan
  • Add the seitan and turn the heat up to medium high to high. Cook the seitan until it gets some nice brown color. Remove from the pan and sit it aside.
    Lightly browned seitan in a pan
  • Add 1/2 Tablespoon of oil to the pan on medium heat. Into the oil add the chopped ginger. Let the ginger cook in the oil for thirty to forty five seconds.
    Bell peppers, green onion, garlic and ginger in a pan on a table.
  • Add the bell peppers and cook for two minutes.
    Bell peppers, green onion, garlic and ginger in a pan on a table.
  • Add the white part of the green onions, cook for one minute.
    Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.
  • Add the seitan and stir.
    Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.
  • Add the sauce and mix until everything is coated.
    Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.
  • Then add the green onions and cook for one minute.
    Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.
  • The dish is now ready to serve.
    Seitan and vegetables in a spicy sauce in a pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1656mg | Potassium: 340mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2728IU | Vitamin C: 158mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 3mg
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