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I never tried Seitan, or even heard of Seitan before,
It is similar to tofu in the respect that it will take on what ever flavor you give it. Get some vital wheat gluten, mix it, slice it and poach in a broth, can be eaten like that or then fried, used, stews etc. Weird stuff, I like itjon
I hadn't heard of it before. Thanks for posting that Norma. As a meat eater, I am definitely open to new meat alternatives. Would love to try some of it. Looks like it has great texture.
Little did you know that you were making it every time you did a wet gluten mass test. Now that you know what it is, do you think you'll try cooking your wet gluten?
I've had Seitan a few times... overall, not a fan of it. It may be that I haven't had good preparations of it so I'd be willing to try more, but I haven't been impressed with it yet.Never thought to try to make my own... thanks for the reference, Norma! May be interesting to try sometime...
Get thee behind me Seitan! In my 6 years as a vegan, I ate a LOT of Seitan, and I do not miss it. It depends on how you flavor it, but it reminds me a bit of chewy dense turkey stuffing with a wet cardboardy flavor note. Now that I think about it, this is probably why I learned to loathe VWG so much. I can't recall which, but some of the commercial fake meats make it somewhat palatable- far more than homemade. If you live near a Whole Foods or a Trader Joes, they should have a good selection of fake meat. Some will be tofu based, but some will be wheat.I was actually watching a British science show called Bang Goes the Theory where they profiled a scientist who made meat flavoring from the individual chemicals that comprise it. I immediately thought about possible vegetarian applications.
Norma, try this link for a start...http://vegandad.blogspot.com/search/label/seitanTom
Texturally I find it a weird chewy cross breed of dense dumpling, noodle, meat something that you can't quite put your finger on....but I kept eating so I guess I like it. But I'm pretty open to new stuff
Very cool, thanks for posting.