Seitan is my favoritist bestest ingrediant.
I've seen a mix that makes a dough that you then boil to make seitan (OK, I've purchased said mix, but I can't remeber details ...) I'm thinking that might be good for incorporating flavors, using weak soy sauce solution instead of water in making the dough.
Cheap (relatively), quick, take it to work-type recipe:
1 can Pataks (or whatever) Korma (or whatever) sauce (try 'em all!)
1 can mock duck (the brand I use is in my local mainstream grocery chain store)
some cooked rice (sorry 'bout the amount ... I eyeball it, so 'some'. Enough to pour the sauce over)
Drain mock duck. Put in microwave-safe container. Pour the sauce over it. Microwave on high for say 2 minutes. Pile a bunch of the rice on a plate. Pour 1/2 the mock duck/seitan mix over it. Microwave another minute or so. Eat. Put leftover rice in container with leftover sauce/mock duck. Throw it in the fridge. Eat next day after reheating.
The essence of guerilla cookery there. Mix together something chewy and sauce, serve over rice. Yum!
For those wondering why I brought this up here, in the Midwest mock duck=seitan. On the coasts mock duck is tofu-based. I have no idea about the rest of the world.
Genesis of the dish: I was trying to approximate the curried mock duck that is really a standard in Vietnamese restaraunts around here. Obviously I strayed from my original concept! But it's good ... try it!
Dave in MPLS / DISCLAIMER: I am not an actual rooster.
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