Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vegan Gyu-Negimaki and Gyu-Asaparagus....Vegan Beef wrapped Scallions and Asparagus

If you are familiar with Japanese cuisine, I am sure you have seen gyu-negimaki on the menu.  And, if you are not savvy in Japanese food items, it is simply boiled beef, marinated in teriyaki sauce and wrapped around scallions.   But I also wanted to play around with the recipe and use asparagus as well. 

Clearly we are not using beef here.  Instead, you are going to use boiled seitan (or your favorite store bought seitan).  If you are gluten free, try marinating some tofu skins instead.  Start off with this simple seitan recipe if you choose to make your own. 

These are great to accompany some traditional or not-so-traditional vegan sushi rolls.  Also great for fingerfoods, picnics, etc. 

 Vegan Beef wrapped in Scallions and Asparagus

 simple seitan recipe
1/4 c teriyaki sauce
2-3 bunch scallions
asparagus with the base cut off
sesame seeds (for garnish)

Cut seitan into very thin strips.  Place the strips in the teriyaki marinade for about 20-30 minutes. 
Once marinated, remove the strips and gently pat with paper towel, and turn heat on a saute pan or turn on your brindlille/foreman grill.

  Wrap 2 pieces of asparagus of 3 pieces of scallions with the seitan strips.  Cut the scallion/asparagus to the size of the seitan strip.  Repeat until your vegetables are wrapped.  You may need a toothpick to secure. 

Quickly brush any additional marinade on your wrapped veggies and saute or grill for about thirty seconds.  Garnish with sesame seeds.

Serve hot or room temp!

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