Crispy, maple and red Thai chili-glazed, white miso and sesame seitan with roasted Brussels sprouts and millet, artichoke mash

Baking gives seitan a denser, chewier texture well
suited to this dish.


For the seitan
3/4 cup vital wheat gluten
A pinch coarse sea salt
2T tamari
2T sesame seed butter (not the same as tahini)
1t white miso
1/2T fresh garlic, minced
2t cooking oil, divided

For the glaze
1T maple syrup
2t red Tha chili paste (or similar and/or to taste)
Coarse sea salt to taste

For the sprouts and carrots
8 small heirloom carrots, trimmed
12 small small Brussels sprouts, halved
1/4t coarse sea salt
1T olive oil
Coarse sea salt and black pepper to taste

For the millet, artichoke mash
1 1/2 cups water
1/4t coarse sea salt
1/2 cup millet
1 cup artichoke hearts
1/2 cup unsweetened soy milk
2T nutritional yeast
1T lemon juice
1t prepared brown mustard
1 scallion, minced
1/2T fresh garlic, minced
1T heaping sesame seed butter
1t dried sumac
Sea salt and black pepper to taste


First, start the seitan, then the millet, and finally the
roasted vegetables.
Preheat the oven to 325F.
Combine the gluten and salt. Combine the remaining ingredients, ensuring the sesame and miso are both well dissolved with the water and tamari.
Combine the wet with the dry, and mix until a smooth dough forms.
Knead the dough for several minutes, twisting and
palming to stretch the gluten.
Lighlty oil two sheets of aluminum foil with 1t cooking and wrap the seitan securely.
Bake for 40 minutes on the middle rack, turning once.
While the seitan bakes, at the 20 minute mark, start the millet.
In a small sauce pan with a lid, bring the water and sea salt to a boil.
Add the millet, cover, reduce temperature to low and simmer for 25 minutes or until the water is fully absorbed.
A the 40 minute mark, remove from the seitan oven and let rest 10 minutes.
While the seitan rests, make the sprouts and carrots.
Increase heat to 450F.
Toss the carrots and Brussels sprouts with the oil and sea salt.
In a lightly oiled baking sheet, roast for 10 minutes, and then turn the sprouts and carrots.
The millet should be done around this time.
Remove from heat, and let the millet fluff covered in the pan for 5 minutes.
Glaze the seitan and add to the baking sheet.
Roast for 10 -15 minutes. or until the seitan in a nice golden red to brown. Ovens vary; use the colour as a guide.
While the seitan finishes, mash the millet.
With a food processor or immersion blender, puree the cooked millet with its remaining ingredients except the sumac until smooth.
Set aside to cool and setup.
Remove from the sprouts, carrots and seitan from the oven and let cool 5 minutes.
Season each component to taste, plate the millet with a sprinkle of sumac and serve.


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