17/12/2016

Baked Seitan Roast

By: Melinda Yates

Ingredients

    • 1 cup Seitan flour (vital wheat gluten)
    • 1/2 cup Nutritional yeast flakes (like Engevita)
    • 1 tsp Vegetable bouillon
    • 1 tsp Mixed herbs of your choice (I like thyme and oregano)
    • 1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • Juice of half a lemon
    • 3 Cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
    • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil (I use olive or sunflower)
  • 4, generously.
  • Vegan

At Infinity Foods we have nut roast mixes that are so easy to prepare. All you do is add water, mix and bake! They come in Mediterranean Sundried Tomato or Country Veg flavours as well as a gluten-free Cranberry and Cashew variety. We also sell frozen ready-made nut roasts that you just have to bake in the oven. They are hand-made by one of our local suppliers using quality ingredients, and are a great addition to your Christmas dinner if you have vegetarian or vegan guests joining you. We also sell the famous Tofurky Roasts, which are our most popular brand of meat substitutes (if that is something you’d prefer). It serves 6 people and comes with plenty of extras, so it’s perfect for a group of vegetarian or vegan friends and family.

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Although we have loads of options for you to buy a roast that is already prepared, if you want to get a little more creative, we have all the ingredients for you to make a meat-free roast from scratch. If you haven’t used seitan before (sometimes called ‘wheat meat’), it is a product made from wheat gluten and is the basis for a lot of packaged meat substitutes, like Tofurky. You can use it to make your very own roast and it’s actually pretty fun and easy to do!

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What to do…

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, vegetable bouillon and mixed herbs.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the soya sauce, water, lemon juice, garlic, tomato puree and oil.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is roughly combined.
  5. Use your hands now to get in and bind all the ingredients together. It forms a dough that you should knead for a few minutes.
  6. Mold the dough into a log shape about 3 inches in diameter and wrap in a piece of tin foil making sure the seitan is entirely enclosed.
  7. Place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 55-60 minutes
  8. Unwrap the seitan from the foil carefully as it will be very hot. Let it sit for 5 minutes or so, then slice and serve with gravy and roasted vegetables. Yum!
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Melinda Yates is a vegan food writer and Instagram enthusiast, as well as the founder of vegan product brand, Melinda’s Mixes.