04 March 2013

Seitan Stroganoff: A 3 Part Saga

Seitan Stroganoff

A Three Part Saga

Seitan Stroganoff

1 cup of seitan
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of mushroom broth
dash of curry, basil, pepper,
tiny flick of powdered ginger
3 tbsp olive oil
3 oz mushrooms

In a cast iron pan, sautee diced up mushrooms and diced up seitan in olive oil over medium / medium high heat. When the seitan is browned, sprinkle in the herbs and spices. Pour in cup of mushroom broth. Next add the can of soup.  Turn down heat to low. Stir well. Allow the heat to meld the flavors. During this time cook the egg or eggless noodles. Drain noodles. Serve.

Seitan recipe

1.5 cup vital wheat gluten
.5 cup soy flour
2 tbsp mushroom bullion
1 tsp garlic powder

1  cartons of prepackaged organic vegetable broth
1 cup of water with 2 tbsp mushroom buillion
1 3x3 piece of kelp
3 bay leaves

Mix the dry ingredients and slowly add water until it is a tacky dough. Knead dough well. Roll into a log. Slice into medallions. In a medium size pot, pour in broth and water, bullion, any desired spices, bay leaves and kelp. Gently add the seitan dough medallions. Cover and simmer on low heat for 2 hours. For cross reference: http://www.instructables.com/id/Seitan-Made-Easy/ is a great example.

After simmering save broth and store seitan in it for up to 2 weeks. Extra broth can be frozen and reused in meals or making seitan again.

General Mushroom Broth

A great substitute for beef broth.
Get yourself down to your local Asian food purveyor for some fun treats and treasures. For me Sunrise Grocery is amazing!!! I purchased a good quantity of dehydrated small capped shittake mushrooms for less than $5. I found powder mushroom bullion, loads of bay leaves, kelp, etc.

Makes 2 quarts

8 cups of water
12 tsp of mushroom boullion
10 dehydrated small capped mushrooms
3 bay leaves
dash ginger
1 3x3 piece of kelp
splash of good quality soy sauce

Combine all and over medium low heat simmer for 2 hours. Still occasionally. When complete, strain off large particulate. Collect broth in container of your choosing. Store or use.