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Sliced Seitan
Sliced Seitan

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Seitan! posted by Ross

Ingredients:

1.5 C Vital Wheat Gluten
1/2 C nutritional yeast (optional)
1/2 t onion powder/granules
1/2 t garlic powder/granules
1/2 t black pepper
1/4 C soy sauce/tamari
  1 C water

Directions:

This is the easiest thing to make, and it's so good! (If you want a crisp/harder  outer layer for the roast, go ahead and preheat your oven to 300 degrees. You can either steam the seitan or roast it in the oven)

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the wet together in a different container. Then pour in the wet with the dry and mix it all up until you've got a nice big ball of pre-seitan. Kneed it until you can't see any more wheat gluten flour.



Now here's where you get a couple different choices in how to cook it:

1)This is the way I usually do it because it's quick. I rip the ball of seitan into 4-5 pieces, sort of flatten them and put them in a pan on the stove. I put water in the pan to fill it almost halfway up the seitan pieces, and then add a dash of soy sauce to the water. Then I cover and steam the seitan at about medium-low for about 30-35 mins. If you turn the heat up a little the water will cook out quicker and you can brown the seitan w/ a non-stick pan, but don't let it brown long or it'll cake to the pan.

2) If you want to bake it to get a harder outer layer/skin, put your ball of seitan in an oven-safe bowl/container, and fill it up with water until the water's halfway up the ball. Then throw in a dash of soy sauce into the water. Cover the container(you can just use foil if you want) and put it in the oven. Let it cook for about 1.5-2 hours.

3) If you want to bake it but do it quicker, then preheat the oven to about 400 degrees and put the ball in with no water or just a tad bit of water. It'll come out chewier this way. Let it bake for about 20-25 mins, then stick a knife into it to let air into the roast, and then let it bake for another 10-15 mins.


You've got seitan! Now you can slice it and use it for fajitas, make vegan-steak sandwiches, grind it up in a coffee grinder/food processor with sauteed onions and have ground seitan(so much better tasting and better for you than tvp), or use it for bbq. Great, versatile stuff to have around.


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