Seitan and Mushroom StroganoffI hosted my parents for dinner recently and wanted to make something they are familiar with, but with a vegan flair. So, after a bit of searching through my various cookbooks and on-line, i found the perfect recipe - PPK's Seitan and Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff!
I haven't had the meat version since i was a girl and my parents have never had seitan before, but judging by their compliments, this recipe gives the meat version a run for its money. On a cool Fall night, this is a perfect dish to warm and fill you up. I followed the recipe to a T for once, with my mother watching me for most of it. No pressure!
It calls for fresh thyme and Burgundy cooking wine, and it's definitely worth it to use them. The fresh herb really enhances the flavour, and brings it all together, and the wine is just what's in the meat one so my mom was happy at the 'authenticity' of the dish.
Unfortunately, i only got a couple of photos, so here's one. I served the sour cream on the side. This dish makes a lot - so perfect for dinner parties. If you're not planning such a feast, i'd even quarter it.