Seitan (say-tahn) is a food made from the gluten of wheat. It is an alternative to other meat substitutes like tofu. It is used to make mock chicken, beef, or pork
Seitan is high in protein and is very versatile when it comes to cooking. It may be simmered, baked, or fried and it absorbs flavor well.
Seitan once prepared looks very similar in color and texture to meat.
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Preparation and Use
Seitan is used very well in Asian foods. Be it simmered, broiled, roasted or boiled, it goes very well with soy sauce and many Asian flavors.
It is commonly used in western cuisine already shaped, often as ribs and chicken, flavored with barbecue or Teriyaki sauce. Wheat gluten, the main ingredient in seitan, can also be added to bread dough to give it a chewy texture.