Did you know that today is National Something on a Stick Day? It’s true! We’re not really sure how or when this “holiday” started, but we do know that the best way to celebrate is to skewer something delicious! These Seitan Satays with Ginger-Peanut Sauce from Robin Robertson’s Vegan Fire and Spice seem like just the perfect dish for the occasion. Satays are traditionally served as an appetizer, but these would be just as tasty as a main dish.
  • 1 pound seitan, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons natural sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • Orange slices


  1. Thread the seitan slices onto bamboo or metal skewers, pushing down firmly. Blend the water, 3 tablespoons of the soy sauce, 2 teaspoons of the sugar, and the garlic in a shallow baking dish. Add the skewered seitan and marinate for an hour, turning once.
  2. While the seitan is marinating, combine the broth, peanut butter, ginger, lime juice, remaining 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, remaining 1 teaspoon of sugar, and the cayenne in a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and simmer until thick enough to coat a spoon, stirring constantly, about 10 minutes.
  3. Preheat the broiler or grill. Cook the satays until hot and browned, about 3 minutes per side. Arrange the satays on a platter and garnish with orange slices. Pour the sauce into individual dipping bowls to serve.

Serves 4

From Vegan Fire and Spice by Robin Robertson. ©2008 Robin Robertson. Used by permission from  Vegan Heritage Press.  
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