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Seitan Seafood (Scallops, Fish, Clams, Shrimp)

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INGREDIENTS
      Gluten Dough

    • 2 1/2 cups pure gluten powder (vital wheat gluten)
    • 2 cups cold water

      Cooking Broth

    • 4 cups water
    • 6 inch / 15 cm piece kombu seaweed
    • 1 1/2 T salt
    • 4 dried Chinese black mushrooms
    • 2 T lemon juice
    • 1 T sugar
    • 1 t dried garlic

METHOD
To make the raw gluten, mix together the gluten flour and the water. Mix until if forms a smooth, firm dough. Knead briefly. Keep your hands wet when handling the dough for the rest of steps.

For Scallops: Shape the raw gluten dough into a long roll about 1 inch / 2.5 cm in diameter. Cut into little rounds like very thin scallops. Mix the cooking broth ingredients and bring to a boil. Drop in the gluten rounds and simmer for 30 minutes. Refrigerate overnight in the cooking broth.

For Fish: flatten the raw gluten into very thin fillet shapes. If your pieces are too big, just cut them. Mix the cooking broth and bring to a low boil. Add the gluten fillets and return to a low boil, rather than a simmer and cook for 30 minutes. this makes a softer seitan. Refrigerate overnight in the cooking broth.

For Clams: Tear the raw gluten into tiny bits. Bring the cooking broth to a boil and drop in the gluten pieces. Boil for 3 minutes and refrigerate overnight in the cooking broth.

For Shrimp: cut the raw gluten into little wedge shapes about 1 1/2 / 3.5 cm long and 1/2 inch / 1.5 cm thick. Mix the cooking broth and bring to a simmer. Drop in the gluten and simmer for 30 minutes. Refrigerate overnight in cooking broth.


NOTES
Remember that seitan expands quite a bit so whatever shape you cut, make the pieces at least half as small as you want them to be.

Seitan seafood can be used in stir-fries or batter-fried and served with a dipping sauce. Adding some nori or dulse seaweed flakes to the batter gives it a more seafood taste.

posted by Mr Falafel



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