by Chef Kendall Huff
Native Foods Cafe
So the Super Bowl is tomorrow… do you know what snacks you are serving? Well let me help you out! This month at the Native Foods Café FREE Cooking Demos, I prepared a bunch of Super Bowl Seitan Snack recipes to get everyone ready with some awesome vegan snacks for the Super Bowl.
First, since all of them share a not-so-secret ingredient, seitan, let’s start with homemade seitan, which you will then use in the snack recipes…. Three different kinds: Original, Mexican and Swedish. All three use the same recipe just adding different spices into the seitan dry mix. Let’s do this.
Homemade Seitan: Yield: 1 lb.
6 cups water
¾ cup soy sauce, low sodium
3 each garlic, whole cloves
3oz ginger, sliced
5 each whole black peppercorns
2 each bay leaves
1 piece (2 inch x ½ inch) kombu (aids in digestions)
1. Place all ingredients into a large stockpot and bring up to a boil. Reduce to a simmer for the Seitan cooking.
1 cup vital wheat gluten
3 TBSP nutritional yeast flakes
½ cup water or low sodium veg stock
¼ cup soy sauce, low sodium
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 TBSP olive oil
2 cloves garlic, micro planed
1. Combine the vital wheat, yeast flakes, onion powder and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
2. In a separate bowl, combine the water/stock, soy sauce, oil, lemon juice and micro planed garlic.
3. Slowly add the liquid to the flour bowl. Using your hands or a wooden spoon, mix until most of the moisture in combined. Some dry bits a are alright.
4. Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a cutting board or clean surface. Knead for 3 to 4 minutes.
5. Divide the dough into 2 or 3 equal pieces and knead until the space you want. (I like loaf size- it’s easy to wrap and tie that way).
6. Wrap each loaf with cheesecloth (tightly) and tie off the string.
**I also put 2 skewers threw the middle to insure that my loaves cook evenly
7. Once the broth has boiled, bring it down to a simmer. Place the loaves in the pot and cover halfway with a lid. Allow the steam to be released.
8. Simmer (NOT BOIL) for 45 minutes. Then turn the heat off and allow the loaves to sit in the pot for 15 to 20 more minutes.
9. Remove the cheesecloth while still warm (Not hot). If you don’t, it will stick!!
10. Marinate, slice, dice or fry!!
1 TBSP paprika
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, or more if you like it spicy!
1 TBSP dried oregano
½ tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground allspice
½ tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground black pepper
Wild Card Seitan Wings with Spicy Apricot BBQ Sauce coming up next!