Basic Homemade Seitan Recipe

Looking for an easy Basic Homemade Seitan recipe? Learn how to make Basic Homemade Seitan using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lasmith86

Makes 12 servings



Makes 3 batches of wheat gluten meat-substitute called Seitan. Each batch is 3-5 servings, and ready to use in your favorite recipe.

Recipe Ingredients for Basic Homemade Seitan

1 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
11 cups cold water
1 tbsp vegetable broth powder
1/2 cup lower sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp lemon peel (zest)
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp hot sauce

Recipe Directions for Basic Homemade Seitan

  1. In a large bowl, mix together Vital Wheat Gluten Flour and nutritional yeast flakes.

  2. Place 1 cup water with 1/2 tsp broth powder in the freezer to super chill for 2-3 mins.

  3. In a seperate bowl, mix together reamining ingredients: the cold 1 cup broth, 1/4 cup soy sauce. tomato paste, garlic, lemon zest, hot sauce, worcestershire sauce.

  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and combine with a firm spatula, knead dough for about 3 minutes until a spongy, elastic dough is formed. Let dough rest for a couple of minutes and prepare your broth with remaining 10 cups water, soy sauce, and broth powder, but don't start boiling it.

  5. Now roll your dough into a log shape about 8 inches long and cut into 3 equal sized pieces. Place the pieces in the broth. It is important that the water/broth be very cold when you add the dough, it helps with the texture and ensures that it doesn't fall apart. Partially cover the pot (leave a little space for steam to escape) and bring to a boil.

  6. When the water has come to a boil set the heat to low and gently simmer for an hour, turning the peices every now and again.

  7. Now you've got gluten. Let it cool in the simmering broth for at least a half an hour. It is best if it cools completely.

  8. What you do next depends on the recipe you are using. If it calls for gluten use it as is. If you want to store some of it for later use put it in a sealable container covered in the simmering broth.

  9. If your recipe calls for seitan cut your peices up as desired. I prefer to use a cast iron skillet for the frying because it produces the best flavor and texture. Use as little oil as possible to coat the bottom of the skillet, 1 teaspoon may suffice. Heat the skillet over medium high and add your gluten. Cook for about 20 minutes, turning the pieces occasionally. And there you have it. Yummy seitan.

Categories

Main Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 247.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
75
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
436mg
18%
Potassium
38mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
5.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
12.7g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
C
  Good points
  • No saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sodium
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