Seitan and Sweet-Onion Skewers With Bourbon-Maple Glaze

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For the Glaze:
2 cups B-grade maple syrup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sour mash whiskey (preferably Jack Daniel’s Black Label)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. cracked black pepper
1/4 cup Earth Balance margarine

• Combine the maple syrup, vinegar, whiskey, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until reduced by 1/3 and syrupy.
• Remove from the heat and whisk in the margarine 1 Tbsp. at a time.

For the Skewers:
1 1/2 lbs. prepared seitan
2 large sweet onions, cut into 3/4-inch dice
3 yellow peppers, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch dice
1 1/2 lbs. whole cherry tomatoes
1 lb. whole crimini mushrooms
10 garlic-herb skewers or bamboo skewers
1/4 cup olive oil

• Thread the seitan, onions, peppers, tomatoes, and mushrooms on the skewers.
• Brush with the olive oil and grill for 3 minutes on each side, or until the vegetables are softened and the seitan is browned.
• Brush with the prepared glaze and cook for 2 minutes on each side, or until caramelized.
• Brush with additional glaze and serve immediately.

Makes 10 skewers

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