Thai Basil Seitan

Posted by: EatFree

>> Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

This dish incorporates some classic Thai flavors-fish sauce, Thai basil, chili, and garlic.   Use fresh Thai basil if you can find it, but dried Thai basil is a fine substitute.  If you are vegetarian, use a vegetarian fish sauce in lieu of the regular fish sauce.  This dish may be eaten alone or with a side of long grain brown rice.  Jasmine would be nice.


  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons light muscavado raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons organic corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • 2 fresno chilis (or to taste), sliced into circles
  • 1 plum tomato, roughly chopped
  • 2.5 cups cooked seitan
  • 3 tablespoons dried Thai basil


  1. Whisk together fish sauce, soy, raw sugar,  and corn starch with 2 tablespoons cold water until smooth and completely dissolved with no lumps.  Set aside.
  2. Heat oil.  When hot, add onion, garlic, black pepper, all the rest of the fresh peppers, and tomato.  Saute on high heat for a few minutes until all vegetables are just translucent.  Make sure to stir constantly so garlic does not burn.
  3. Stir in seitan and corn starch mixture.  Reduce heat and cook until thickened.  Stir constantly.  Stir in basil off heat and enjoy (add a pinch of fine sea salt if needed.)!
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