Seitan (Say-Ton) has been used in asian cultures for a very long time but somehow Americans recently got their hands on this recipe and decided to use it as a meat replacement. And while I’m not complaining because it’s really good and extremely satisfying, it may not be suitable for all diets. Specifically those with gluten allergies :(. Seitan is made from grounded wheat berries and flour, and after all the starches are washed off what’s left is basically just a glob of gluten. So if you have gluten allergies or trying to avoid gluten then this recipe it not for you. But for those who are able to consume it you’re in for a real treat! Don’t let the beginning appearance of it deter you from it’s deliciousness! It’s high in protein, has the perfect chewy/ meat-like consistency, but it has almost no flavor until you season it which makes it even easier to manipulate. In my opinion seitan makes it a perfect meat replacement because it can be sautéed, deep fried, baked, grilled, etc. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it can be cooked in any way possible. You can use it to make “fried chicken”, “chicken or steak” strips for tacos or fajitas, put it in a stir-fry, make a chunky stew or chili, etc. It is normally used in place of chicken and beef, two of the things I missed the most taste-wise when I made the decision to go plant-based. So you can only imagine how hyped I was when I found out about this product. I went crazy, testing out several pre-packaged brands, trying it at different vegan/ vegetarian restaurants, and even making my own using a recipes I found online and each time I was more than satisfied! As a result, here I am sharing this tasty recipe with you and encouraging you to give it a try!
Click the link below for the recipe:
Or if you’d rather try it pre-packaged: Sweet Earth, and Upton’s Naturals are good brands!
SN: Pre-packaged version is better for 1-2 servings and homemade version will be enough for 4-5 servings