Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mild Seitan Sausages

These are great to add to any recipe that would normally call for sausage or in a wrap or a sandwich. They are also good on pizza. Seitan usually calls for oil as an ingredient but I have been making these without oil and they are good.
This is the recipe I am most likely to serve to company because there are many people who don't like hot spices.
In a bowl combine:
1 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup garbanzo flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 t cumin
In a measuring cup combine:
1 1/2 cup vegan beef broth 
2 Tbsp minced garlic
To Make:
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Stir the wet ingredients together then pour into the dry ingredients.
Knead for 3 minutes.
Let sit for 10 minutes.
Put at least an inch of water in a large pot and put on stove to boil.
After the seitan has been sitting for 10 minutes knead for another 30 seconds then cut into 4 or 6 or 8 pieces and shape into sausages or patties.
Wrap each piece in foil and place in a colander.
Set the colander over the boiling water and cover with a lid.
Turn the water down to a simmer and steam for 30 minutes.
Let cool and refrigerate or freeze. All Seitan tastes better the second day because the spices blend together better.
This photo makes me aware of how casual I am about shaping them. A perfectionist could make them far more perfect in size and shape if desired.
Note: all of the ingredients are available at our local Bulk store. Even the regular beef broth cubes at our local bulk store are vegan. Just read the ingredients and you may be surprised.

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