A few weeks ago, I went to a cooking workshop. They taught us to cook different kinds of vegan protein, and it was so much fun! I didn’t know about the existence of Seitan until then, and I was impressed at how easy to make it was and how delicious it is!!
For those of you who don’t know what Seitan is, it’s basically wheat gluten (also wheat meat, gluten meat, or simply gluten), a food made from gluten, the main protein of wheat. Though it’s made from wheat, it doesn’t have much in common with flour or bread. When cooked, its look and texture highly resembles meat. That’s right! Looks and tastes like meat, without all the cons of consuming meat. It is high in protein and essential amino acids, and isn’t hard to make. So let’s get cooking, shall we?
- 1 cup wheat gluten
- 1 cup water
- Mix equal parts water with wheat gluten and knead. It will form into a sort of dough.
- Divide dough into four equal parts. Squeeze any excess water.
- Form 4 balls and wrap with plastic wrap.
- Add plastic balls to boiling water and cook for 20 minutes. When 20 minutes have passed, remove plastic from balls and add back to water, for another 20 minutes. Add spices here if you wish.
- Remove from water, strain and squeeze out any remaining water.
- Cut into fine strips. If you make too many, you can freeze these (wrapped in plastic wrap).
- In a bowl, mix equal parts water and soy sauce, and add spices of your liking. The spices you add are important, since they’ll give the seitan most of the flavor, so pick them wisely!
- Dip the “fillets” into mix and cook on oiled pan. Flip after a few minutes.
- Serve with whatever you want!
I wasn’t feeling very original today so I just ate the seitan with avocado toast and let me tell you.. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!