Vegan Seitan Twizzlers

Vegan Seitan Twizzlers

These vegan seitan twizzlers will bring back memories of turkey twizzlers, and will become a firm plant-based favourite with kids and adults alike!

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What seitan is made of?

Seitan is traditionally made from a mix of gluten and stock. This meat alternative dates back over 2,000 years and was first developed by vegetarian Buddhist monks in China.

The dough formed is rinsed until the starch is removed and a stretchy and chewy substance is formed, this is your seitan.

For a quicker process, combine vital wheat gluten and stock together. This method does not require rinsing.

What does seitan taste like?

Seitan can be flavoured with herbs and spices to replicate most meats. The trick is to prepare seitan as you would prepare meat.

There are many seitan recipes available, but commonly seitan is used as a chicken alternative.

Is seitan healthy?

Seitan is high in plant-based protein and low in carbs and fats.

Additionally, seitan is high in iron and selenium.

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Calories: 181

Servings: 8

Rating:  

Total Time: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Calories: 181

Servings: 8

Ingredients

Method

Ingredients

(Servings: 8)

  • For the seitan
  • 18.75 18.75 g extra firm tofu
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 0.25 0.25 Tbsp plain flour
  • 22.5 22.5 ml vegetable stock
  • 0.25 0.25 tsp smoked paprika
  • 18.75 18.75 g vital wheat gluten
  • For the coating
  • 18.75 18.75 g plain flour
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp sugar
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp smoked paprika
  • 0.125 0.125 tsp onion powder
  • 15 15 ml soya milk + 2 tsp cider vinegar, left to curdle and make buttermilk
  • oil for frying

Method

  1. For the seitan, add the tofu, vegetable stock, nutritional yeast, smoked paprika, and BBQ sauce to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. In a bowl mix the vital wheat gluten and flour together.
  3. Pour in the smooth mixture to the flours and mix together to form a dough.
  4. Season to taste and knead for roughly 5-6 minutes, until the dough becomes stretchy.
  5. Split the dough into 8 equal pieces and roll them tightly in tin foil so they form into sausage shapes. Twist the ends of the foil to make sure they are compact.
  6. Place the sausages into a steamer for 45 minutes, then allow them to cool.
  7. To make the coating, mix together the flour, paprika, sugar, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  8. Once the seitan has cooled, put the seitan sausages onto skewers and use a knife to cut around the seitan into a spiral. This is what gives them a springy shape.
  9. Roll the seitan into the soya milk mixture, then into the flour and spice mixture, ensuring an even coating.
  10. Once coated, heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and fry each twizzler for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and crisp.
  11. Remove the skewers and serve with a dip of your choice.

Each 81g serving provides:

3.1g Fat, 0.4g Saturates, 20g Carbohydrate, 1.7g Sugars, 2g Fibre, 20g Protein, 0.61g Salt.

 

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