Seitan Recipe

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Beth Ferrell


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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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
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


  • 1Mix the dry ingredients together really well. Mix the wet ingredients for the dough together.
  • 2Gradually 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.
  • 3Wet hands and dough (in your hands) and then knead in bowl for another 3-5 minutes. Let rest another 10 minutes.
  • 4Prepare 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.
  • 5Cover 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