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1 hr 30 mins
Chef Joey Z.'s Note:
I have purchased packages of Seitan at the health food store, but have always wondered how to make it myself. I found a great recipe from Vegan Lunch Cast and decided to try it. It is simmering in the pot at the moment, so I don't know how it tastes, but I'll bet it's better then store bought.
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For the Dry Ingredients
For the Wet Ingredients
- 1 1/2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup tamari, soy sauce (I used Bragg's Amino Acids)
- 1 tablespoon ketchup (or tomato paste)
- 1 tablespoon oil (I used olive)
- 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
For the Broth
- 1Combine the dry ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. I used my Kitchen Aid and it worked perfectly.
- 2Using the paddle attachment on the mixer slowly combine the dry ingredients.
- 3In a smaller bowl combine the wet ingredients and mix well with a whisk.
- 4Stop the stand mixer and add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and slowly incorporate the wet into the dry.
- 5I added about 4 more tablespoons of spelt flour to the mix as I thought it was too wet. Mix for 5 minutes.
- 6After 5 minutes turn the dough out onto a cutting board and form it into a loaf shape and let it sit until broth comes to a boil. Turn the heat down to low at this point.
- 7Cut the loaf into 6 equal pieces and lower each one gently into the simmering broth and let it simmer covered for about 1 hour. Remember DO NOT LET THIS BOIL! It will create holes in your Seitan.
- 8The Seitan will be spongy and holes will make it even more so. You want to avoid that.
- 9After the hour is up remove the Seitan from the pot and place on a dish to cool. If you have room in the fridge this would be a good place to cool it down.
- 10Remember, it has to be thoroughly cooled before its ready. Don't be temped to dig in until it's cold.
- 11You can use this immediately, or store it in it's broth in the fridge for about 5 days. You can even put the big chunks in a zip lock bag and freeze.
- 12The Seitan can be used in place of any meat product, you can even grind it in the food processor and use it for burger if you wish.
- 13Another way to use this is to take a few big pieces and dip in flour, soy milk and bread crumbs and fry or bake it, then top with your favorite gravy.
- 14Bon Appetit!
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Nutritional Facts for How to Make Seitan (Beef Flavor)
Serving Size: 1 (357 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 45.8
- Calories from Fat 14
- Total Fat 1.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1634.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 4.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 0.8 g
- Protein 4.9 g
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