Portuguese Mains, Veganised traditional Portuguese dishes

‘Seitaninhos de cebolada’ (seitan steaks with onion and tomatoes)

Another typical Portuguese dish that I happily transformed in a delicious vegan main. Simple (once seitan is done/ purchased) and very few, simple ingredients. It goes well with pretty much everything: rice, chips, roasted potatoes and veggies, salad… I had rice and roasted beetroot with it, delicious!

Time: 20 min

Difficulty: 1 pan

Serves 2 to 3

What you need:

about 350g of seitan, sliced (please see my recipe for seitan, or shop bought)

a splash of olive oil

1 large onion, finely sliced

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 bay leaf

1 handful of parsley, chopped

1 can chopped tomatoes

salt and white pepper to taste


chopping board and knife

large pan


Prepare seitan, onion and garlic;

Heat a splash of olive oil in a large pan and fry sliced seitan for a few minutes, flipping slices from side to side;

Add sliced onion, chopped garlic and bay leaf, mix, place lead and let it cook in medium/low heat for a few more minutes until onion is soft and golden;

Add chopped tomatoes, parsley, salt and pepper and let it simmer for about 15 minutes; adjust spices if needed;

Serve while hot with your choice of sides.


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