Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another Faux Meat

This seitan recipe is adapted from the package of Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten Flour. It is very simple and tasty. It makes enough to get through three or four five-person meals. Or so.

Be sure to do the boiling in a dutch oven or other large pan, or cut the recipe in half.

2 cups wheat gluten
1/2 teaspoon sage
1 teaspoon marjoram
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups water

Mix all this together well with a spoon, then knead for a few minutes by hand. Cut into small pieces, much smaller than you want them to be when finished. They will expand!!

6 cups water
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons soy sauce
(1 fake chicken bullion cube, if you like)

Bring to boil, then add the seitan pieces. Boil for an hour or more.

-OR-

Heat water and additives in a Crockpot until very hot, then add seitan. Let cook for 3-4 hours on high or overnight on low.

Drain and use for stir-fry, stews, frying, casseroles,etc..pretty much wherever you'd use chicken.