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Seitan Strips

If you are looking for accessible plant-based meat options, seitan is a very good choice. It has been used as mock meat in Asian cuisine for ages. This recipe is a basic preparation of seitan strips, feel free to evolve it and add the spices or flavors you think might enhance the experience.

Time to prepare: 20-30m
Difficulty:Ā 
Medium
Equipment:Ā 
Frying pan, small bowl, food processor/blender, cutting knife, small or mid-sized pot
Adaptable:Ā Yes
Vegetarian:Ā 
Yes
Vegan:Ā 
Yes
Dish origin:Ā 
North America

Ingredients:
  • Vital Wheat Gluten, 150g
  • 1/2 block extra firm tofu orĀ  mushrooms of your choice, 200g
  • 1/2 onion, white or red
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons paprikaĀ 
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or soy free alternative
  • Vegetable broth (optional)
  • Wine (optional)
Preparation:
  1. Peel and chop the vegetables (if using portobello mushrooms those too), in a frying pan with a splash of vinegar or water fry the vegetables for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add them to a food processor or blender together with the soy sauce/soy free alternative (and tofu if using soy). Blend until you have a relatively smooth paste.
  3. In a bowl mix the vital wheat gluten and spices, add the paste and mix well.
  4. Knead the dough for 2-3 minutes, if too sticky add more vital wheat gluten.Ā 
  5. Flatten out the dough into the dimensions you want the seitan to have and now you have two options:
    1. Fry the strips in oil for about 5 minutes, constantly turning them
    2. Ā Heat a pot of water, add vegetable broth and wine (if available). Once the water is boiling reduce the temperature and let

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Recipe is an inspiration from "Street Vegan" cookbook