Vodka in food

I love eating and I love drinking booze, so why not combine the two?

I wanted to make something special for the final London Vegan Potluck this week. Four years is a long time for a community event and I felt a supreme effort for my last supper was in order.

The starting point for my Drunk Seitan was this recipe by Vanessa at Essential Vegan. It is completely hassle-free and I get perfect results every single time.

Vanessa’s recipe calls for lemon juice which I switched out for yellow mustard in a moment of inspiration, but the vodka sauce was the thing to seal the deal.
Here is how I made the sauce:

Combine 1 tin of chopped tomatoes, 2 cups of vodka, 2 teaspoons of minced garlic (or less depending on preference), half a cup of ketchup, 2 tablespoons of tomato concentrate, 2 tablespoons of chipotle sauce (or any smoky sauce) and half a cup of sugar (a darker sugar will give a richer flavour while white will be straight up sweet).

Very simple, right?

I simmered this on a low heat for about half an half before adding in the seitan chunks to warm them through. Keep some water on hand for topping up if the simmering process dries out your sauce.

It was fabulous.

The sauce is almost foolproof, so change up any of the amounts to suit your taste. Vodka not your thing? Try rum!


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