Delicious Seitan in a Pressure Cooker
Cooking Tool of the Month – Pressure Cooker
If you are not convinced yet that you need to own a pressure cooker, check out this video on how to make the most delicious seitan ever. When I’ve made it by boiling it in a pot, I never get the texture I want. Maybe I need to knead it more, maybe I’m just doing it wrong, but when I use this method in the pressure cooker if always comes out nice and dense.
Seitan is something I rarely eat because of the gluten. I’m not allergic or gluten-sensitive, but I do feel better when I don’t eat too much of it. If you don’t want a slightly Italian flavored seitan than feel free to change up the spices or just leave them out and season the seitan after it’s cooked. (don’t forget to use the Like and share buttons at the bottom of the post)
1 1/2 cup wheat gluten flour
1/4 cup barley flour (or other whole grain flour)
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon each sage thyme and oregano
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon shallot minced
2 dashes sea salt
1 cup vegetable broth (may need more broth)
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons tamari
3 cups water
3 cups broth
1/4 cup tamari
Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk together the rest of ingredients except broth in a small bowl. Add wet to dry and stir until well combined. Dough will start to form. Knead for 5 minutes and form into a log shape about 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long approximately. Wrap log in cheesecloth and tie ends with twine. Place broth ingredients in the pressure cooker and bring to a boil. Place log inside and lock lid in place. Bring up to pressure reduce flame to simmer and cook 30 minutes. Let come down from pressure naturally. Remove log and let cook slightly. Remove cheesecloth and slice seitan into rounds then into strips.
Use as you wish. This can be stored in a container with the broth in the fridge. Or cut into chunks and placed in a zip lock bag with a touch of broth.
What are some of your favorite ways to use seitan? Share a link to one of your favorite recipes that uses seitan with us!
And how to you like the new theme song and intro clip to my video? Thanks to Ken for that intro clip and Audio Jungle for the song. It was really hard to choose!
P.S. I was featured with another vegan (Nora, my friend and Mercy For Animals Dallas head) in an article for the Ft. Worth Star Telegram called the Movers and Shakers of DFW.