Broccoli With Seitan, Shiitake Mushrooms & Spinach In A Tasty Sauce

Last night I was anticipating making a dish using the seitan I made recently and checked the refrigerator for other possible ingredients. I knew I wanted to include mushrooms but didn’t find any fresh ones. I did have some dried shiitake mushrooms so I put a handful in a bowl, poured hot water over them and let them soak overnight.

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Toasted sesame oil is a major flavor component in this dish so I used a generous amount to sauté the finely chopped onion, jalapeño, garlic and grated ginger.

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I squeezed some of the liquid out of the soaked shiitake mushrooms and added them to the sautéed onions, saving all the water the mushrooms were soaked in.

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After cooking for several minutes I added in chunks of seitan.

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Next I mixed black bean paste, soy sauce, mirin, garlic paste, ginger paste and white balsamic vinegar into the water the shiitake mushrooms had soaked in and poured it into the pan.

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After bringing it to a simmer I added chopped fresh spinach which had been blanched by pouring boiling water over it in a colander.

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All this simmered until mealtime approached when I mixed in a slurry of cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce.

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After a final taste test I added a “little” squirt of sriracha hot sauce. It may have been a bit more than a little but fortunately that’s the way we like it.

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At mealtime I transferred everything to a serving bowl, placed freshly cooked broccoli on top and sprinkled toasted sesame seeds.

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