Some vegetarians avoid mock meat recipes, while others swear by them. If you're in the latter category, or if you're just interested in trying some vegetarian and vegan versions of typical dishes, take a look at these mock meat, chicken, and fish recipes.
A moist, tender seitan that makes a perfect chicken substitute in just about any recipe.
Crispy strips of seitan smothered in almonds and brown sauce make a great vegan alternative to the classic Chinese-American recipe, soo guy.
Deliciously crunchy with just the right amount of spice, like mustardy chicken nuggets.
Meals with a mixed group of vegetarians and non-vegetarians can require a lot of extra effort from the cook. However, you can save a lot of work by making similar dishes for both groups - a vegetarian version and a meat version. Here are some adaptable vegetarian recipes that lend themselves easily to meat additions.
Mock chicken chow mein (made with seitan) doesn't take long to prepare, but it does require quite a bit of cooking.
Tender seitan with a crisp, nutty crust: so delicious you'll feel like saving it for special occasions, but quick and easy enough for any day of the week.
A tangy dressing tossed with seitan and vegetables makes a delicious vegan alternative to Chinese chicken salad.
If you're having a dinner party or some other event where you're hoping to impress people (especially if those people aren't vegetarian), try these gourmet vegetarian recipes - guaranteed to look beautiful and taste delicious.
I was never a huge fan of Chinese food, but one dish I did like was cashew chicken. With some tinkering, I came up with a quick and easy seitan version.