Monday, July 31, 2006

McSeitan Sandwich and Banana Scream

It's sure a hot one here today. When I think it is hot, which is a little out of the normal, it is so hot that Dave's workplace sent everyone home today. All commercial places in the county that use mega energy are asked to take turns shutting down on days like this. SO what do wer eat on super hot days?

Well, this of course . . . In a previous Vegan Feast newsletter Bryanna had a seitan/tofu "cutlet" recipe that I like to bake in my claycooker. I use cheesecloth between layers of four patties to keep them from sticking together and the recipe makes 16 cutlets. I think Bryanna used a large lasagna pan to bake them in... either way they turn out great. This sandwich I must call McSeitan because I think this is a sure rival of the well known golden arches sandwich in which more than one million have been served

This is the same seitan patties that we used for the jerk seitan, but I had several tucked away in the freezer waiting for a hot day like today in which I have to much work to do and had little time for meal prep. So here's an example of seitan/tofu patty that froze well. The patty here was heated on our little george grill.

NEXT on the platter for a nice hot day at the end of July when all there is in the freezer that is immediately edible, creamy and sweet is banana's . Something that is sure to please you and a loved one ... or your favorite son in the world who loves to take your treat. I didn't say make you a treat, I said take your treat. I got one bite bite, turned around to get a couple of bowls so I could share it, and when I returned the counter was empty! Processor bowl and all.... gone. Fortunately I am a food blogger, so I carry my camera everywhere. I went searching. Then I found the bowl, attached to a huge hand, attached to a hairy arm lifting a big chocolate covered spoon of creamy bliss to his mouth. Caught him!

I first got the idea of what I call banana screams when I read a book geared towards teenage vegetarians from my library about six years ago. I can not remember the name of it now though. It told about teen nutrition needs and had pleasing vegan recipes inclusing the first batch of awesome cinnamon rolls I ever made. When I say awesome they were also easy like the kind you get from a paper tube and lay on a sheet even though they were vegan and made in a little bowl. Anyway the important part is that I got the cool treat recipe and this has been a kid pleaser.

MATT'S "Hot Fudge" BANANA SCREAM
Take a couple of frozen banana's out of the freezer. We often put ones that are not to the blackened skin ripe stage, unpeel them and freeze. Take out of the freezer, break them into a few peices and add 1/2 of a 12.3 box silken tofu and a little sweetener of choice. Matthew likes nutmeg, so add a sprinkle of that too. Process until smooth. We "fudged" them by using the chocolate that didn't set on those bars from the 4th, just heat and pour over the "scream". This does give a banana like taste some, but with the tofu, nutmeg, and chocolate that flavor is masked and what remains is a wonderful I SCREAMY treat.

17 comments:

Tanya Kristine said...

ohmandori. you are amazing. that looks delish!

i made seitan last night. it was very "wheaty". i made chicken wings out of it. not great, not nauseating.

KleoPatra said...

McSeitan, very nice. I wish this was available at you-know-where instead of the fare that is there...

Is the George grill the George Foreman grill i have heard about over the years??

Mmmmmmm... that kid of yours makes a mean dessert. And by mean, i mean AWESOME!I would scream for it also. Cute how ya "caught" him...

Megan the Vegan said...

it all looks amazing. I haven't done many seitan burgers, bur I'd like to experiement them int he fall when the weather's a little nicer.

Urban Vegan said...

The McSeitan patties look heavenly.

And regarding Banana Scream, the genuine smile on your son's face says it all.

funwithyourfood said...

I have such a problem peeling frozen bananas. They're so darn cold that it hurts my fingers!

Teddy

Vivacious Vegan said...

See... I knew my decision not to have kids was for a reason! All the banana scream for me. Mwahahahah!

Seriously though, he's very handsome! You have a lovely family Dori. I am very impressed with the way you have raised them. You should be one proud mama.

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

That is too funny...so he's a Banana Scream sniper huh? Kinda like when I'm cooking and using some utensils and Ryan takes them away and starts to wash them. ARgh!! But, I think I'd be a little more frustrated with missing some banana scream.

-Crystal

Melody said...

Your cutlets look so good.... maybe one day, I'll get around to actually following the recipe and making them. Love, love, love frozen banana, frozen fruit and silken tofu.. I made that several years ago for one of my Tofu cooking classes as "Soft Serve Ice Cream" and the women LOVED it too.. Now with the Kal Stevia find, we eat this sort of thing for breakfast on hot days and feel good about it! (My whole family thanks you for letting me know about Kal Stevia)

Shananigans said...

I love seitan in all it's incarnations. Those "cutlets" look tasty. Isn't it frightening how much food teenage boys can put away? And yet few seem to ever put on weight from it. Ah, the cruel whims of the universe...

Dori said...

Thank you all for "feeling my pain" about the lost treat. ;)

Teddy, I peel my bananas BEFORE freezing them. If I have several to do I will lay them on a cookie sheet to freeze and then move them to a freezer bag. SOmetimes I will cut the banana into chucks and then freeze on the cookie sheet.

Kleo, the george grill I mention is a george foreman grill. I have a small one and it is wonderful to make grilled tofu, mushrooms, onions,etc

KleoPatra said...

Yummy. I wish i had some of that tofu/mushroom/onion goodness right about NOW, Dori!!

Vicki said...

I don't think I'd be able to resist either, Matt! Looks amazing...what there is left of it. :o)

karen said...

OMG- the banana scream sounds amazing! I love anything seitan, too! Can u share your cinamon roll recipe at some point??? :)

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

those seitan cutlets look sooooo yummmmmy!!! u rulee!!!! and so does seitan!!! :-)

I just had jerk seitan pizza.. yummmm.. jerk seitan is the BEST.. at some point Peppered seitan was.. but now Jerk is!!!

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