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Seitan jerky

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by Veganite, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. Veganite
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    So I made some seitan yesterday. I've sliced it all up and it's now marinading in a brine I used to use for beef jerky. Hopefully it permeates through enough to give it that nice flavour I desire. So when I get home later today, after lunch, I will put it in the smoker. I am really looking forward to seeing how it comes out.

    If anyone has made seitan jerky, I would love to hear from you. I'd be interested in sharing recipes and trade secrets ;)

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    Well, it was a learning experience. My first batch of vegan jerky is acceptable, as in it won't get wasted, but it has lots of room for improvement. I will try making a different seitan this next time, and perhaps bake it instead of simmering it.

    I've heard steaming seitan improves the texture too. This is going to take a bit of trial & error. I think I need a more neutral seitan flavour though. The brine and smoke will provide enough flavour.

    Overall though, I love the smokiness in the jerky, but I brined it too long, as it's somewhat salty. Fortunately I split it into two batches, so the other batch got a different brine, which was less salty. Not bad for a first effort, but my next batch will be better.

    Once I iron out a good recipe I might even try marketing it. There's a huge vegan community here in Vancouver, and a demand for vegan snack foods.


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    Last weekend I was visited by my non-vegetarian friends. And i decided to cook a vegetarian shish kebab. I used soy meat and homemade seitan marinated with favourite spices. It was very tasty.
     

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