Recipe – Seitan (Wheat Meat)

I make seitan and freeze it to add to meals when I want to. I do not eat seitan that
often as I prefer fresh vegetables, legumes etc as a source to get my protein.
In saying that it is something different to eat and you can easily choose what flavours
you want the seitan to taste like. I first ate this in 2004 in the Jade Buddha Temple
in Shanghai. Being vegan I had to ask the waiter several times whether the
food was 100% vegan. The texture of seitan was that foreign to me.


Preparation Time: 20 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

1 cup wheat gluten
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp thyme
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tsp oil
1/2 cup water or vegetable stock

Preheat oven to 375F/190C.
Dry Mix: Mix gluten, nutritional yeast, and thyme together in a bowl.
Wet Mix In a separate bowl, mix water or vegetable stock, soy sauce, and oil.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients evenly, and stir together
making the ball of gluten. Knead for a few minutes.
Form the gluten into a cylindrical shape. Press down and with a sharp knife,
cut the gluten into thin strips. Oil a cookie sheet, and place the strips on the cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes, then flip them over and bake for an additional 3-5 minutes.

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