Sunday, January 25, 2009

Making Seitan

By (sort of) popular request (all two of you):

Sarah's "Down with Meat, Down with Freedom" hippie Seitan

Step 1: Purchase some wheat gluten. We get ours from Vitamin Cottage (a health food store chain) for about $2/pound. A pound of gluten will make about 2 pounds of seitan (which is a lot).

Step 2: Take 1 cup of gluten, add 3/4c of vegetable broth and 2 TBSP of soy sauce, and mix in a bowl. You'll need to quickly knead the ball of gloppy dough quickly, 10-15 times.

Step 3: Let the dough rest for 5 minutes, then give it a few more kneads. Break it up into 3 or 4 pieces.

Step 4: Put the dough pieces in more veggie broth, with a few chunks of raw onion, crushed garlic, and slices of fresh ginger (or whatever other flavorings you'd like) and bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 hour, covered.


You're done. You can eat it right away, refrigerate it for a few days, or freeze it indefinitely (it thaws nicely and doesn't lose any texture or flavor to speak of). Serve it to your hacky-sack friends at the NORML meeting next week.


Phil said...

I like how you guys put on your ww/fuentes jerseys just to make seitan...

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Eszter said...

My first thought when I saw the picture was not 'Mmmmm, yummy Boulder Hippie food' (though I do intend on trying the recipe, the Pad Walt was delish). It was, 'Stevens would be proud for the sponsor promotion.' ;)

Walt said...

Hacky-sack is where it's at, man.

Actually, I remember that they had the world championships of hacky-sack at CU one year when I first moved here. It was pretty neat - more like watching breakdancing than hacky-sack. A lot of the time I couldn't even tell where the "hack" was, thanks to all those sweet "stalls".

So I've got the lingo down. Now I just need to grow out my hair and get some skate shoes.

taryn said...

Excellent. I will let you know how the vegan KFC turns out.