Sunday, May 23, 2010

Not-so-spicey Italian Sausages

I haven't made seitan lately, so I decided to jump back into it with a Spicy Italian Seitan Sausage recipe from the internet. I am pretty sure that if you search for those key words you too can find this recipe (or one similar!).

Some necessary and perhaps predictable ingredients include: vital wheat gluten, nutritional yeast, flour, soy sauce and water.

Some fun ingredients include: paprika, chili flakes, fresh minced garlic and ground allspice.

 You'll notice that these are nicely shaped like sausages. I divide the dough into 1/2 cup portions and roll them up in tin foil with the ends tightly twisted to cook. While cooking (steaming in the pot) they plump up into the foil.

These weren't as spicy as I wanted them to be so next time I will not skimp on the chili flakes. But these links are perfect for those in my life who don't handle the hot so well. Extreme close-up!
I have been happily eating these Italian sausages the past days with pasta or polenta and marinara sauce. Pretty satisfying.

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