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BBQ Seitan

This recipe shows you how to make your own seitan out of gluten flour.  It’s adapted from The Accidental Vegan by Gartenstein.

  • 3 qts. water
  • chunk of ginger
  • 1/2 c soy sauce
  • 1 c vital wheat gluten (a little less than a whole box of Hodgson Mills – go ahead and use the whole box)

Bring the water, ginger, and soy sauce to a boil in a very large pot.

In a medium bowl, mix the gluten with about 1-1/2 c warm water, with your hand until it becomes a blob.  Run cold water over it and knead it under water a few minutes, changing the water when it becomes cloudy.  Don’t worry if the blob falls apart; just drain it through a strainer and the blob will come together again.

Cut the blob to desired sizes (they will double in size as they cook) and drop into boiling water.  Cook 1-1/2 hrs.

Then you usually use them in another recipe.

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