Thursday, July 24, 2008

Vegan Kielbasa

I've been fooling around with seitan again...

This is a try at vegan kielbasa - I looked at a couple of sausage recipes online and the only ingredients (besides the meat) were really just garlic and black pepper... I whipped up a small batch of seitan - recipe below...
...wrapped each serving tightly in foil...
...and put them in my makeshift steamer - then I left for Tae Kwon Do and when I came back a little over an hour later...
...and pulled these steamy little goodies out of the oven - they smelled so good...

...and here after a short stint on the grill - served with a little 'Bubble and Squeak'...
...So Good...


Dry ingredients:
1 cup vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup soy flour
1 tbsp vegan bouillion
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp ground paprika

Wet ingredients:
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 cup cool water
about 6 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp soy sauce

Mix the dry ingredients together in one bowl and the wet ingredients together in another bowl and then mix them together - just until everything is incorporated.
Then I used a 1/4 cup measure to portion out the sausages - roughly shaped it into a log and then rolled it up tightly in a piece of foil.

I filled a pan with water and set the rack over it - put the sausages on the rack and covered the whole thing with foil - I baked mine in the toaster oven for a little over one hour at 350 F - but I'm sure you could use a proper steamer for this as well...


  1. that actually doesn't sound too bad...i'll have to try it - sounds healthy too...

    love, k

  2. Looks good enough to eat. E