April 07, 2009

Italian style Seitan with Broccoli Polenta

I love making seitan, it is so much fun to work with wheat gluten. I try to make a batch once a month and freeze it, so I can use it in any dish to add extra protein and yumminess. Most of the seitan recipes call for humongous amounts of water and then boiling for at least 1 hour. I did all that in the past, thinking no pain, no gain; but not anymore.

Voila!! I have been making my seitan following Julie Hasson’s steamed Italian sausage recipe which has been in the blogosphere for quite sometime now and I have to say this recipe is awesome for following three reasons. First of it is extremely simple to put together; secondly it’s almost impossible to mess the recipe; third and final the end result is super delicious.


I followed Julie recipe to the T and the original recipe can be found here. I made sausages with half the dough and cutlets with the other half. The only change I made was to use a pressure cooker instead of a steamer to steam the seitan. I steamed it for 25 minutes (without the whistle, of course). I thought this is the most convenient seitan recipe ever, no fuss, no mess. I used the cutlets to make Julie’s Spicy Italian Cutlet Parmesan. For side dish I made Broccoli Polenta from Veganomicon by Isa Chandra.

Ingredients:
Polenta – 1 cup
Broccoli – 4 cups, very finely chopped about ¼” pieces
Olive oil – 2tbsp
Salt & Pepper – to taste
Method:
  • Bring 3½ cups of water and salt to a boil.
  • Add polenta in a slow and steady stream; add oil, salt and pepper, mix well. Reduce the flame to low; cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once done, cover and let rest for 10minutes.

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12 comments:

  1. wow! this looks so yum! ive always avoided making seitan beecause it sounded difficult...but you make it look so easy! im bookmarking to try this :)

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  2. never used seitan, something new and full of flavor!

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  3. Something new to me. Looks yummmy.

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  4. I smile every time I read Seitan, sounds like Satan! :D

    Looks great with Broccoli, you are cooking more now Pavani. That's great! Enjoy Good Friday and long weekend too.

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  5. LOVE the pic! Never tried seitan before but it looks great!

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  6. This is new to me..Looks very yummy..

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  7. We don't get seitan here and I am really dying to taste it!! The dish looks so good and healthy:)

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  8. Polenta mmm looks great I love Italian food and this looks just perfect for me... First time here nice space, shall keep visiting...

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  9. Seitan, a dish I always thought was difficult to make..you make it sound otherwise.

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