Recipe for a vegan Seitan Steak made out of vital wheat gluten. It’s the perfect ‘meaty’ alternative for a fancy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
I’m pretty proud of myself for making these. They look so real, don’t they? Seitan always seems a bit intimidating to make, but with the use of vital wheat gluten, it’s actually really easy. The most important thing is to add enough spices.
These seitan steaks are steamed, which I prefer to cooking them in water, and then they are pan-fried in a grilling pan for the authentic grill marks.
I like to serve these with Brussels sprouts, potato croquettes, and lingonberry jam (the whole shebang!), but you could also serve them in a burger/sandwich, or with mashed potatoes and with mushroom gravy. Sounds good to me too! :)
Cut the seitan in 4 equal pieces and roll each of it out. If love how real they look already! Don’t make the edges too straight, the imperfection makes them look awesome and gives them an authentic ‘meaty’ look.
A grilling pan or contact griller will add nice grilling marks. If you want to blend in at festive dinners, this is the way to go :D I don’t think meat-eaters would think this is not meat from the looks of it. *Vegan in disguise*
Recipe for a vegan Seitan Steak made out of vital wheat gluten. It's the perfect 'meaty' alternative for a fancy Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
Combine all the dry ingredients for the seitan in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the soy sauce, water and sesame oil. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and stir to combine and knead the dough for a couple of minutes (or use a kitchen machine to let it knead the seitan!).
Prepare a large pot (filled with a couple of inches of water) with a steaming basket and bring to high heat.
Divide the seitan in 4 equal pieces and roll them out. Add the seitan steaks into the steaming basket and let it steam for about half an hour, flipping them after 15 minutes.
Heat a grilling pan, add canola oil and soy sauce and grill the seitan steaks just for 1-2 minutes on both sides for nice grilling marks. And they're ready to serve!
Did you make these vegan Seitan Steaks? Tag @elephantasticvegan on instagram and use the hashtag #elephantasticvegan to make sure I’ll see them :)