Chimichurri Seitan Skewers

Chimichurri Seitan Skewers

Serves 6 to 8

A traditional Argentine condiment, chimichurri is a light, yet flavorful olive oil based sauce. Bright green in color, the sauce is most commonly used on meats, though it is also an excellent match with seitan. Serve with grilled vegetables along with a fresh mixed salad and peasant bread. Or, try serving the skewers over rice that's been lightly flavored with the chimichurri sauce.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon diced red onion
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages seitan, drained, large pieces torn in half
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Method: 

Place parsley, vinegar, garlic, red pepper flakes, red onion, lemon juice and salt in a food processor and pulse until thoroughly combined. With motor running, slowly add oil. Place seitan in a shallow dish and pour 3/4 cup sauce onto seitan. Cover and marinate at least 2 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.

Spray olive oil cooking spray or lightly rub olive oil onto grill grate to prevent sticking. Preheat grill to medium heat. Skewer seitan pieces on metal or wooden skewers (if using wooden skewers, make sure you soak in water for at least 30 minutes so they don't burn on the grill). Grill seitan until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes on each side. Remove and serve with the remaining sauce for dipping.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (160 from fat), 17g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (0g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 15g protein
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