Saturday, October 24, 2009

smoked chicken & spicy red pepper pasta

i wish i could give my mom an award for being such a great vegan supporter, and i know a lot of my fellow bloggers feel the same about their moms. she brought me hot mustard from ireland, buys vegan mozzarella when we make our xmas lasagna every year, and also bought me pappardelle's mild spice red pepper pasta for my birthday this year. pappardelle's is all natural, small-batch pasta and it makes me one happy vegan italian!

  • 1/2 pound pappardelle's mild spice red pepper pasta
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers
  • 4 slices of jalapenos
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 cup of veggie broth
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon hickory smoke
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy
  • 1 batch seitan cutlets from vcon
after prepping your seitan cutlets, place them on a pre-heated cast iron grill pan. baste one side with 1 tablespoon liquid smoke mixed with 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce. grill on low or bake at 375 for 5 minutes on each side. when flipping, baste other side with smoky mixture.

while cutlets are cooking, combine red peppers, jalapenos, garlic and veggie broth in a food processor. if using jarred roasted red peppers, be sure and drain oil/water before adding. once everything is well blended, transfer to a large deep skillet (or a sauce pan will work in a pinch). cut up the cooked cutlets into strips and place in the skillet as well. simmer the cutlets on low to medium for approximately 15 , stirring often- turn heat down if the mixture starts to boil.

after sauce is thoroughly heated, add soymilk and cornstarch to thicken. continue heating for another minute or so, then remove from heat and allow to sit for 5 minutes. serve cutlets and sauce over pasta. i know the picture isn't all that glamorous, but trust me, this is one tasty dish.


The Voracious Vegan said...

Oh my oh my oh my! I think that picture IS glamorous, it is exactly what I like to eat! So beautiful, I really want a big bowl of pasta now....and I just finished dinner so that isn't good!

Debra said...

Looks good!! yummy!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style
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Sal said...

yummy that sounds really good!

GF Gidget said...

That sounds intensely yummy!

Jeni Treehugger said...

That looks delicious and it pleases me to see you like lots of sauce.

iRaw said...

This looks soooooo good!

Vegetation said...

Mmmm SMOKED CHICKEN??!?!?! YUM!!! (Plus yay for awesome supportive people in our lives!)

Mihl said...

I love the idea ofusing those cutlets in a pasta sauce! Thank you for the awesome recipe.

Pete said...

Mmmm, the toasted aroma of red pepper is real nice!

aTxVegn said...

Mmmm, that spicy sauce sounds so good!

Hannah said...

Aw, your mom sounds so thoughtful! What a great dish to come out of that ingredient inspiration.

Adam said...

Oh buddy, you went with the red pepper sauce! I'm guessing you don't worry about breaking out the big guns for your pasta :) Vegan or not, with stuff like this you'll have a world of supporters.

Happy Halloween!