Learn how to make the BEST EVER homemade seitan—the plant-protein superstar of the kitchen—with this easy guide at The Plant-Powered Dietitian.
- 6 cups water
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons seasoning blend (i.e., Italian blend)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 sprigs fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 large garlic clove, peeled and smashed
- 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- To make Broth: Combine water, garlic powder, seasoning blend, salt, parsley, turmeric, and fresh garlic in a large pot. Add soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and tomato paste to the pot, mixing well until it comes to a simmer. Cover and reduce to low heat.
- To make Dough: Combine (follow same order as noted above) in a blender. Process until smooth. Pour into the bowl of an electric mixer (or large bowl). Add vital wheat gluten flour and nutritional yeast and mix with a pastry hook (or by hand) until well combined and starts to look saggy and stretchy. Knead by hand or with electric mixer for 1 minute. Transfer dough to a cutting board.
- Use a sharp knife to slice the dough into cubes or strips. Move quickly and keep pieces from touching each other to avoid sticking.
- Add pieces of dough to the simmering broth. Cover increase heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally until pieces rise are fluffy and rise to the top (about 1 hour). Serve with broth immediately. Or transfer seitan with broth to an airtight container and refrigerate to use for the next 6 days in recipes. May freeze for up to 3 months.
- Makes 10 servings (1/2 cup each)
*Look for vital wheat gluten flour in your grocer’s baking aisle. Vital wheat gluten flour is 100% gluten protein that was separated from wheat flour and packaged in powder form. Vital wheat gluten flour is distinct from “wheat flour” or “gluten flour,” so be sure the package says “vital wheat gluten flour.”
- Category: Entree
- Cuisine: Asian, American
- Serving Size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 105
- Sugar: 1 g
- Sodium: 516 mg
- Fat: 1 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 4 g
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