Seitan

Make your own vegan protein with this tasty alternative to chicken. Use in stir fries or deep-fry in batter until crispy. Serve with your favourite sides

  • Prep:25 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • More effort

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 211
  • fat 5g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 1g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 35g
  • salt 1.43g

Ingredients

  • 250g firm tofu
  • 150ml unsweetened soy milk
  • 2 tsp miso paste
  • 2 tsp Marmite
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 160g wheat gluten
  • 40g pea proteinor vegan protein powder
  • 1½ litres vegetable stock

Method

  1. Blitz the tofu, soy milk, miso, Marmite, onion powder, garlic powder, 1 tsp salt and ½ tsp white pepper in a food processor until smooth.

  2. Tip into a bowl and add the wheat gluten and pea protein or protein powder. Mix to form a dough. Once the dough has come together, give it a really good knead, stretching and tearing for 10-15 mins. It will be ready once the dough feels springy.

  3. Pour the vegetable stock into a pan. Bring to a simmer. Flatten out the seitan to a thickness of 1cm and chop into chicken-breast-sized chunks. Simmer these in the stock for 20 mins, covered with a lid, then allow to cool in the stock. Ideally, do this the day before and leave to chill in the fridge. The seitan chunks can also be frozen if you wish. When you’re ready to use the seitan in a recipe, pat it dry with kitchen paper then chop or tear into smaller pieces before cooking, if you like.