Ancho and Cocoa Crusted Seitan
Sweet Potato Puree
For the Ancho and Cocoa Seitan -- the seitan medallions were dredged in a mixture of 1 tbs. dried ancho powder and 1 tbs. cocoa powder plus a pinch each of salt and cayenne.
The seitan were pan-fried on medium heat with canola oil for about 2-3 minutes per side for a nice crust, and then finished in a 350F oven for 15 minutes.
The sweet potato puree is pretty standard -- boil 1" (peeled) chunks of the sweet potato for 12 minutes, add to the vita-mix along with salt, pepper, soy margarine and a wee bit soy milk to make it creamy.
The sofrito is something Liz has been making the last couple of weeks as a nice change of pace from bottled hot sauces - and it's raw to boot! Cubanelle peppers, cilantro, lime juice, etc...