How To Make Seitan

“Seitan” is a good alternative for meat. Devil-jokes are inevitable for the slightly unfortunate name, however seitan is widely used in vegan and vegetarian communities. This is primarily made of wheat gluten and mixed with nutritional yeast, and chick pea flour.

Ingredients:

For the dough:

• 1 1/2 cups wheat gluten
• 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
• 1 cup chick pea flour
• 3 garlic cloves (freshly grated)
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 1 cup vegetable stock
• 1 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tsp salt

For the vegetable broth:

• 3 cups vegetable stock
• 1 tbsp parsley
• 1 tbsp soy sauce
• 1 onion (diced)
• 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions:

For the dough:

In a medium mixing bowl, add 1 1/2 cups wheat gluten, 1/4 cup nutritional yeast, and 1 cup chick pea flour,
Mix until well combined.
Set aside.

In another mixing bowl, put the wet ingredients.
Add freshly grated garlic, olive oil, soy sauce, vegetable stock, turmeric powder, and salt.
Mix until well combined.

Add the wet ingredients mixture into the flour mixture.
Stir to combine until it becomes a dough.
Add vegetable stock if needed.
Stir the mixture for 10-15 minutes.
Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
Place it in a bowl and let it set.

For the vegetable broth:

In a medium mixing bowl, add vegetable stock, soy sauce, olive oil, parsley, diced onion, chopped garlic, and ground pepper.
Whisk until well combined.
Set aside.

For the cutlets:

Once dough is set, roll it out on a cutting board and cut into 4 large pieces.
Flatten each piece to form the cutlets.
Set a 9 by 13-inch baking dish.
Sprinkle some olive oil and spread it.
Place the cutlets in the baking dish.
Add the vegetable broth.
Cover with tin foil.
Place in a preheated oven at 375 degrees.
Let it bake for an hour.
After an hour, remove the dish from the oven.
Remove the tin foil and flip over the cutlets.
Put it inside the oven uncovered and let it bake for another hour.
After an hour, remove the dish from the oven.
Transfer the cutlets to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can wrap the dish with tin foil and keep in the freezer if you wish to eat the cutlets the next day.

You can make seitan barbecue or add seitan to your stew.

How To Make Seitan
Images – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4hVPuTFOmU

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