Sweet & Sour Seitan

For SHA Wellness Clinic
Tuesday April 30th, 2019
Healthy nutrition

Preparation time

135 minutes


4 people



  • 250g seitan
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 garlic clove (about 2g)
  • 80g mirin
  • 35g tamari
  • Bay leaf

Orange Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 100ml oranje juice
  • 10g tamari
  • 30g concentrated apple juice
  •  2g kuzu
  • 1 tablespoon of orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon of  sesame seeds


  • 250g sweet potato
    100g chinese cabbage
  • 2g half a Moroccan preserved lemon (citron confit) or about 8g
  • 2 tablespoons of salt and pepper
  • 25g olive oil

French Onion Petal

  • 250g French onion
  • 1 sprig of lemon thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil


  • Slice the seitan into sheets.
  • Marinate with remaining ingredients in a ziploc bag for two hours.

Orange Sweet & Sour Sauce:

  • Dissolve the kuzu in little water.
  • Blend all the ingredients in a blender.
  • Heat until the kuzu gels and gives the sauce some texture.


  •  Peel, cut and boil the sweet potato with the bay leaf and salt.
  • Julienne the Chine cabbage, chop the garlic and sauté both in a squirt of oil until it begins to colour.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Mash the sweet potato into a purée.
  • Add the cabbage and finely-chopped lemon.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

French Onion Petal:

  • Steam in a vacuum-sealed bag in the oven at 100ºC for 10 minutes.
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