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.

Italian style Seitan with Broccoli Polenta

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.

Italian style Seitan with Broccoli Polenta

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.

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 ...

Italian style Seitan with Broccoli Polenta

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisineitalian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time25 minutesPT0H25M
  • Preparation Time5 minutesPT0H5M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

Polenta
1 cup
Broccoli – , very finely chopped about ¼” pieces
4 cups
Olive oil
2tbsps
Salt & Pepper
to taste

Steps

  1. Bring 3½ cups of water and salt to a boil.
  2. 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.
Italian style Seitan with Broccoli Polenta
Italian style Seitan with Broccoli Polenta
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