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Beth Gordon


For those of you a little unfamiliar with Seitan. It's lovingly referred to as the "Wheat meat". It's actually rather tasty and you will find it's a great way to add some variety to your diet.

This recipe is very customizable, but just make sure you make it on a day when you really have a lot of aggression. It needs to be kneaded for a while.


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a lot!
20 Min
1 Hr



  • 6 oz
    vital wheat gluten (comes in a small brown box near the specialty flours)
  • 1 Tbsp
    your favorite powdered cooking spices (garlic, ginger, cumin, oriental 5 spice....)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 c
    cold water or vegetable broth
  • 2
    drops of liquid smoke
  • 1 Tbsp
    tomato paste

  • 4-6 c
    water (or half water, half veggie stock)
  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce
  • ·
    additional flavorings (more liquid smoke, favorite wine, seaweed, ginger...)

How to Make Seitan


  1. Mix the dry ingredients together really well. Mix the wet ingredients for the dough together.
  2. Gradually add the wet to the dry. Mix with a fork until it can be kneaded by hand. Knead for 3 to 5 minutes then let rest for 10.
  3. Wet hands and dough (in your hands) and then knead in bowl for another 3-5 minutes. Let rest another 10 minutes.
  4. Prepare broth ingredients and bring to boil. Prepare dough by cutting (wet hands and knife before cutting) into strips or rolling into 6-8 balls. Place in broth.
  5. Cover and let simmer for 1hr. Check occasionally and add more broth (or water) if you need to.

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About Seitan

Course/Dish: Other Breads
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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