No but seriously, I didn’t even realize that seitan was a thing that I could make from SCRATCH. A couple of pantry staples + some vital wheat gluten and you’re good to go. We made this one with the help of a friend and we were all pretty amazed at the elasticity of the dough – it’s no small wonder, as vital wheat gluten is basically flour that has had all the starch removed, and all that is left is the protein-packed elastic goodness that works it’s way into meat substitutes.
I’ve been wary of meat replacements for years as I’m really not a fan of processed foods (except for the occasional boxed mac and cheese binge, at which time I both love and hate myself simultaneously.) But when you get down to reading the ingredients, they often contain a bunch of fillers, a ton of sugar and whole lot of sodium. Also, they’re just not that great. Now that I’ve discovered the joy that is making homemade seitan, I am hooked. I can see endless possibilities with a few tweaks and some different sauces.
What truly makes this recipe great is the SAUCE. This sauce is absolutely bomb. I know it’s pretty common to see recipes that call themselves the “BEST BBQ SAUCE EVER,” but this one really, truly is. Smoky, sweet, tangy, umami flavour that hits you right in the tastebuds.