Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lachesis' Seitan O'Greatness

This recipe for seitan is infamous for being one of the longest lived topics on the original PPK forums. There is a very good reason for its longevity and popularity. It is hands down one of the most fool proof, flexible and easy seitan to make. The original is not online anymore, but if it has been revived somewhere, I hope I can find it. Many great PPK cooks made variations that were outstanding. If you have never made seitan on your own before, I highly recommend you try this one first. That way you can have seitan success right off the bat and you will never want to buy pre-made again. 

I found the recipes posted on Spark People with the following nutritional info. Look at that protein content!!! 20 g per serving and only 152 calories. I'd say that's a pretty good hit o'protein.

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 151.9
  • Total Fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 489.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.8 g
  • Protein: 20.2 g
Lachesis' Seitan O' Greatness

1.5 cups vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cumin
1-2 tsp pepper (I use 2 tsp)
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (you can use 1/8 tsp if you like it less spicy)
1/8 tsp allspice
2 tsp garlic powder

3/4 cups water
4 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp vegetarian Worcestershire sauce


Preheat oven to 325°.

In a large mixing bowl mix dry ingredients. Mix the rest of the ingredients (liquid ingredients) in a smaller mixing bowl. Whisk well until mixed.

Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix well, then knead for a minute or two.. it doesn't need long.

Form into a log (6-8" long), wrap tightly in foil, twisting ends. Bake for 90 minutes. When done baking, unwrap and leave out to cool all the way. Then wrap it foil or plastic and refrigerate. Slice to use as desired.

Number of Servings: 8

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