Seitan and Pasta in Spicy Peanut Sauce is a vegan creamy, protein rich and hot enough to set your taste buds on fire if you are someone who loves spicy food. I adapted the recipe of Spicy Peanut Sauce from my earlier blog post Tofu Coins in Spicy Peanut Sauce. If you have noticed my posts recently, I am exploring a lot with different peppers and spices. I have been enjoying creating recipes with a variety of peppers and chilies. They are super versatile and if used correctly, flavor the dishes magnificently without using too many ingredients. However, initially it takes couple of practices to come to the right level of spice and once you find your desired spice level, the saying comes true “sky is the limit”.
In Spicy Peanut Sauce my main ingredient is dry red chili which I grounded with rest of the ingredients. The aroma and the texture along with its consistency were superb. Spicy Peanut Sauce is super versatile. Just blend the sauce and use it with any protein or as a curry.
I made Spicy Peanut Sauce with raw peanuts. If you have leftover peanuts and want to explore more, try out my other recipes:
I was working with seitan for the first time. I used store bought seitan strips but feel free to use homemade seitan in this recipe. Seitan is protein rich and a great substitute for meat. Since I changed into vegan diet I have been constantly calculating my protein intake and my find for seitan fulfilled all my protein requirements. I never knew Seitan was so delicious and super versatile. I was totally blown out in my first bite.
Once, I knew I wanted spicy peanut sauce, seitan and of course my favorite pasta the recipe came into its form immediately. Ready in only 20 minutes and hardly much cooking required we devoured Seitan and Pasta in Spicy Peanut Sauce on a week night. Also this dinner is a make ahead recipe and stays good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. It’s a great dinner that I will include in my forthcoming meal plan. That means don’t be overwhelmed if I bombard you with more seitan recipes because I found my new love in this protein rich vegan protein.