Badger's seitan recipe of pure deliciousness

Boy has got it going on!   His cooking never ceases to amaze me.  I'm a lucky lady, that's for sure. 

Tonight he was craving chicken.  I'm not opposed to him cooking chicken at all.  But he claims to not like making 2 different meals in a night.  Whatevs, I say.  But it always works out in my favor because now he is in the kitchen whipping us up some chicken-style seitan.  SCORE!

Here is the recipe.  It's the kind of recipe that you can change things to adjust the flavor of the seitan, pending on how you want to cook it.  This always yields about 3 meals for the 2 of us, or works perfectly for a dinner party.  Please, invite me over if you plan on making this!  All in all it takes about an hour and a half to prepare, unless of course, you get distracted by racing your friends in New York at Mario Kart....

Serves 7 - 8 people
1 3/4 cups Vital Wheat Gluten Flour
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast Flakes
1 cup vegetable stock
2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper - or, to taste
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground rosemary
1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cayenne pepper (you can add more, some like it hot!)

Whisk all of the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl, mix the cilantro with the wet ingredients.  Combine into one.  Stir until it forms a paste and sticks together like dough.  Knead 20 times, I kid you not, he says it's one kneady seitan!  Let rest for 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, bring a "big pot of water" and 1 cup of dry vermouth (you can substitute with other things, he sometimes uses triple sec) and 1 tbsp. table salt to a boil.  Cut the seitan roll in half, form each half into a hockey puck shape.  Boil for 45 minutes.  If it looks like brains a-boilin', then you're on the right track!
Usually he adds soy sauce, tomato paste, etc. as he usually follows this seitan recipe o greatness.  But he wasn't digging that tonight.  No siree. We ended up having it breaded and fried like scallopini.  He created some type of orange sauce that we drizzled over it, which was chalk full of white wine!  It was delicious.

Since I didn't have the patience to take a picture, this will have to do!

It looked nothing like that but I couldn't resist this picture!  Via Goop.


stephanie March 25, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

that sounds delicious and that pic is way cute :)

thanks for stopping by my blog - i'm so excited to read it so far!

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