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Four recipes to enjoy seitan


Seitan is known as plant-based meat due to its texture, flavor and firmness. It is an ideal alternative to animal protein, as its cooking choices are unlimited: it can be prepared in almost any way.


Seitan has its origin in Asian countries and is essential food cooking, since it is made from wheat gluten. It is a great alternative to meat with nutritional qualities: 

  • High plant-based protein
  • Source of fiber
  • Fat-free
  • Low calories

How is seitan made?

Seitan is made from wheat flour, strong flours with a high gluten content. Traditional processing methods start by mixing the flour with water and kneading it until obtain an elastic consistency. Once the dough is elastic, it is washed with water to remove the starch, changing the water several times until it does not become white. Finally, the dough we have obtained is cooked with a broth to which we have added water, soy sauce and kombu seaweed. Optionally, herb and spices can be added. 

How to cook seitan?

As we have mentioned, seitan is a classic in veggie cooking. Moreover, it has become an ideal option for flexitarians or those who want to start including alternatives to animal protein in their diet. Seitan can be cooked in the same way you would cook meat. You can grill it, stew it, coat it in batter, fry it, or use it to prepare meatballs, for the filling of cannelloni, etc. 

We share with you four simple recipes that you can include in your weekly menus. 

1. Seitan with almond sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 Spongy seitan of Soria Natural
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 glass of water
  • 150 gr. of raw almonds
  • 2 cloves
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

Season the seitan with salt and pepper, brown it in a frying pan and set aside. Fry the chopped onion, peeled garlic, cloves and almonds in the same frying pan. Add the seitan, water, wine and a little salt. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes. 

Remove the seitan and grind the rest of the ingredients to make the sauce. Serve with the hot sauce.
2. Stewed seitan with potatoes

This recipe is a proof that seitan can be prepared in a very similar way to meat. A good stir-fry with peppers, carrots, tomatoes and spring onions is the base to which we will add diced potatoes, our spongy seitan and mushrooms to prepare a delicious stew. Follow the recipe step by step on our YouTube channel. 

3. Seitan burritos

You can prepare these vegan burritos with some wheat pancakes and our Sliced Seitan. You can add the best 100% vegan and Mexican accompaniment: a delicious homemade guacamole. 

4. Seitan with curry

If you don't have time to cook or you don’t feel like cooking, you don’t have to give up seitan. You can always go to your nearest eco-shop or supermarket and buy our Seitan with curry. It is made with spongy seitan with curry sauce made from soy drink. All you have to do is heat it up and enjoy. 

Bon Appetit!