This is a delicious modification of a classic Thai dish! You've probably had the chicken version if you're a meat eater, and I'm sure you could substitute meat for the seitan, however, I urge you to give the seitan a try. Seitan is a meat substitute made from wheat gluten. Seitan comes the closest to real meat that a vegetarian or vegan can have. Seitan really picks up the flavor of whatever marinade it's put into. If you've ever had 'mock duck' at a Thai restaurant, then you've had seitan before. It can be found at natural food or Asian food stores.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
3 servings
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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the ginger, garlic, and curry paste in small bowl. Slowly pour in 1/4 cup coconut milk; stirring until the mixture is smooth. Gently stir in the seitan, coating the seitan with the marinade. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour. The longer you let it soak, the more flavorful the seitan will taste!

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  • Stir together the remaining coconut milk, peanut butter, sugar, vegetable oil, tamari, chili garlic sauce, and oyster sauce in a medium bowl. Don't worry if it's not completely blended: when you cook it, the various substances will meld wonderfully. Set sauce aside.

  • Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray; add the chopped onion; cook over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the onion is tender. Stir in the seitan, and cook until the seitan is heated through, about 7 minutes. Pour in the sauce, and stir to combine. Mix in the spinach and green onions; cook 3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the spinach is cooked.

Nutrition Facts

558 calories; protein 40.5g; carbohydrates 34g; fat 33.3g; sodium 645mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2011
I did use chicken instead of seitan but the sauce is great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/12/2009
Good recipe. Additionally; however seitan may easily be made using vital wheat gluten. Some commercially prepared brands include unnecessary fillers and flavors in their products. Making it yourself is very easy. It's also much less expensive and no doubt healthier. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2009
Good recipe. Additionally; however seitan may easily be made using vital wheat gluten. Some commercially prepared brands include unnecessary fillers and flavors in their products. Making it yourself is very easy. It's also much less expensive and no doubt healthier. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2009
I made this recipe and thought it was tasty. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2011
I did use chicken instead of seitan but the sauce is great! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2011
Made pretty much as stated only used real chicken. I liked it but my husband and kids didn't. I couldn't get a good answer out of them as to what they didn't like about it they just didn't. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2011
DELICIOUS! I made w/fresh organic kale from the garden instead of spinach. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2012
I made this with chicken and it was amazing. The sauce is so good I would make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
Super Tasty! The sauce is awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2013
This was simple to make and fast to put together especially using the pre-made seitan. I made the sauce per the recipe except that I used agave syrup instead of sugar and used only half the amount called for since I think coconut milk is sweet enough as it is. It was pretty good as is but the only flavors I could really pick out were the peanut butter and coconut milk so I doubled the seasoning elements (red curry paste chili sauce and oyster sauce) and that helped a lot. I wasn't sure about the spinach but it added a nice color to the dish and blended in well with the other flavors. I served this over whole wheat spaghetti. Will make this again with my changes. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2020
This was absolutely delicious. Thank you so much. The whole family loved it. Read More
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