Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Wine Braised Roulades, Sexy Celebs & Revengeful Geese

How's that for a title?

I was in a seitan mood so I pulled out my new copy of The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook. A recipe called Wine-Braised Wheat-Meat Roulades caught my eye. Dinner was decided.



This was actually very simple to put together, but very gourmet in looks and taste. I used seitan that I had on hand, but the next time, I think I would make a batch just for this particular recipe. The seitan is supposed to be cut very thin in an approximate 3x6-inch size. Shaping a piece and cooking with this in mind would have made it easier for me to slice to the size required.


We had the roulades with some sweet peas & baby carrots and roasted potatoes. I wish I had had some of those tiny potatoes, but this worked just as well.




The slices of seitan were placed in a marinade of red wine, olive oil, garlic and herbs. I chose this wine and it worked wonderfully. We had the rest with dinner.


Once the roulades were finished, I made a red wine reduction sauce with what was left making sure to scrape up all the bits on the bottom of the pan. That was then spooned on top. The sauce was incredibly delicious!


Here's a shot of inside. Spinach, carrots and peppers were used and everything was cooked to perfection! This would be an excellent thing to serve at a dinner party. For a more informal dish, a bed of spinach could be topped with the carrots, peppers and strips of the seitan all smothered with that delicious red wine sauce. This one is definitely a 10!

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It's time again for PETA's annual World's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity contest. To cast a vote for your favorite, click here.
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Geese Get Revenge: Pâté May Cause Rare Disease
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Geese force-fed and then slaughtered for their livers may get their final revenge on people who favor the delicacy known as foie gras: It may transmit a little-known disease known as amyloidosis, researchers reported on Monday.
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-although, I don't like the test done to discover this.... You can read the story here.

19 comments:

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

5 days in Vegas? Whoa! 3 days was definitely enough for me. I think I reached the breaking point when I was up at 4pm still putting money into a machine and barely keeping my eyes open. I had to think, "what am I doing here!?" But it was all fun!

Ok, so I'll need to be on a mission to find this recipe since it sounds like many folks want it. Let me see what I can come up with!

-Crystal

theONLYtania said...

Hey Carrie, it's been a while! That looks awesome. I haven't had seitan in so long! This is really making me want some. Hehe I like how you did have "meat" and potatoes.

Jackie said...

Looks wonderful. We can't buy ready made seitan here in South Africa and I flopped with trying to make it with flour but heard over the weekend where I can buy gluten powder and the person who told me said he made brilliant seitan from it :)

laura jesser said...

That seitan dish looks very elegant and tasty. I haven't done seitan in a while... This is inspiring.

KleoPatra said...

Carrie, i love what you made! That looks fantastic. i'll be sure to have you cook when you come visit me in San Diego :o)

Sexiest vegan... Bryan Adams? Weird Al? Hmmmm... i'm off to vote! i always pick Shania Twain, your fellow Canadian. i think she's incredibly gorgeous.

So great to see you blog!!

aTxVegn said...

Wow! That roulade looks fabulous! Outstanding job.

Who did you vote for? I can't decide.

Vivacious Vegan said...

That roulade looks awesome but I like your simpler suggestion better. I'm voting for Joaquin Phoenix. YUMMMY!

Megan the Vegan said...

roulade-icious!

Shananigans said...

Oooh, fancy! I'll keep this in mind next time I have folks over for dinner. Definitely dinner party fare. I voted, Jared Leto is hot. Though I hear the accounts of his vegetarianism may be exaggerated, might just be one of those no red meat folks.

Judy said...

Whoa, for a second there I thought it actually was meat! Looks delish!

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wow, that roulade looks delicious! I have some seitan in the fridge and maybe I can do something like that with it. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

Catherine said...

Incredible-looking roulade! I have yet to venture into the land of mock-meats . . . I'm still happy in tofu-tempeh-legumes land for now. Sometime soon, though.

P.S. I'm back posting -- couldn't stay away for as long as I had originally planned!

Melody Polakow said...

Wow.. soo impressive!

'River' (aka Beanvegan) said...

That roulade had me drooling, Carrie ;) I haven't tried 'bending' seitan/wheatmeat, but I'm going to give it a go next time I make some! Thanks for a great idea! Hugs.

urban vegan said...

Looks delectable--and love the wine pairing. You;re the only other vegan wine afficionado I know.

Tanya Kristine said...

i drink fat tire. thata's vegan too you know...

bazu said...

What an utterly perfect vegan meat + potatoes (+ wine!) meal. Kudos!
And it would be sad poetic justice if fois gras eaters were to get sick from it. Boooo.

vegan yummies said...

Hi Carrie! Thanks! Oh good to know I'm not the only one with floppy tortillas. Your roulades look so delicious. If I tried making something like that, I highly doubt it'd stay together looking so perfect. Ha. I haven't tried seitan yet, but I think I will be soon!

Vincent Guihan said...

Mmmm, your roulade looks great!!