Spicy simmered super seitan saucy soy spheres (good protein)

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Spicy simmered super seitan saucy soy spheres (good protein)

#1 Postby muchidna » Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:06 pm

ok they aren't that saucey, but they are quite tasty and a nice protein hit
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They taste quite nice, this isn't an exact recipe, a bit of eyeballing/personal taste, but here's how i made it
seiten can be rather chewy, but this one is quite tender, and still has that nice, doughy texture similar to meats, and mock meats.
baked seiten is much chewier, but also quite nice.

SEITEN:
1 chilli
1 flat tsp baking powder
1 cup wheat gluten (i used a generic brand form a local market)
1/4 cup chickpea flour
1/4 cup nutritional yeast/savory yeast
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup stock of choice (liquid)
1 tsp garlic + ginger
1 tsp agave syrup

BROTH:
Ok, this is a bit of an eyeball
soy sauce
water
sweetner of choice (agave syrup)
stock of choice

first, get a large saucepan, fill 2/3rd the way with water, and add stock, and soy sauce , and sweetner (this is really up to you, i just poured it in until i was happy with the colour)
and bring it to a VERY GENTLE simmer, do this first so it's at its peak simmer by the time you have prepared the seiten, and you know it wont continue heating and boil after you have added the seiten, keep note of the temperature setting

to make the seiten dough, blend the ginger, garlic, agave syrup (or other sweetner), stock, soy sauce, and chilli to make it a smooth liquid

put all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix the blended liquid in with it, combine thoroughly, and knead for a minute or two (this wont get super springy like regular seiten because of the chickpea flour, so just use your judgement)
split into 10 balls (i weighed each one at i think 32g), and drop them into the simmering water, at this point you might want to increase the heat for a while to return it to the simmer faster
put lid on saucepan, and leave to simmer for 40 minutes

pick out using tongs, and leave on something to dry


OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL STEP:
preheat oven to 200c (i dont recall what i used, but it was our max setting)
put seiten balls in silicon cupcake tray (or a regular one, sprayed with cooking oil, may still stick a little)
put seiten in oven, and let cook for 15-20 minutes, this will improve the outer skin of the seiten, and remove some excess moisture

remove, cool, and enjoy

maybe i will try to post a new recipe each week or something?, next time i think i will try baked seiten

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