Posted by: Jonjon | July 7, 2009

Seitan – Baked Seitan 9/10



Seitan – Baked Seitan 9/10
July 7 2009

, gluten, onion powder, water, peanut butter, sesame oil soy sauce minced garlic, ginger paste or minced ginger

http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=301661

Ingredients
1 cup vital wheat gluten ½ cup
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon
3/4 cup water 0.375 cup = ¼ and 1/8
2 tablespoons peanut butter 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon sesame oil ½ teaspon
1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 and ½ teaspoon
1 teaspoon minced garlic ½ teaspoon
1 teaspoon ginger paste or minced ginger ½ teaspoon

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 (175C)and lightly spray an 8×8 baking dish with canola oil. Mix the first 3 ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the water with the peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger and add it to the dry ingredients. Stir to mix well and then knead lightly for a couple of minutes.

Put the dough into the baking dish and flatten it so that it evenly fills the pan. Take a sharp knife and cut it into 8 strips; then turn the pan and cut those strips in half to form 16 pieces.

Put it in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While it’s baking, prepare the sauce you want to use. After 20 minutes, pour half of the sauce over the top of the seitan, spreading it to cover completely, and return the seitan to the oven. Cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and cut apart to serve.

Conclusion
This was good, resembled very close to meat. Overall, it had a peanut butter taste. I was afraid that it was going to be a bit dry. It was a bit dry really after 20 minutes, and puffed up a bit, but after pouring the sauce on it softened. After 5 minutes after pouring the sauce on, I did it again just to make sure it doesn’t dry out. I kneaded it around 16 times and letting it rest for 30 minutes before putting it in for no reason. It was done around 30 minutes, but I let it cook for 37 minutes. I grilled it for like a minute, and ended up with some a bit charcoaled. The charcoaled parts tasted crunchy, a bit overburnt flavor. The burnt flavor was good at first, but it leaves an unpleasant gritty taste in your mouth. I used sweet and sour pork sauce

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