RE: Where can I find Seitan?
Posted Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 1:39 PM
yes, it's usually in the refrigerator case, near the tofu and other vegetarian products.
usually it's packaged in boxes with plastic packs inside to hold the marinade, or in tubs with broth like tofu is.
one popular brand i've seen at grocery stores is white wave. but if your regular store doesn't have you should be able to find it at a health-food store or whole foods, etc.
if all else fails--or if you're like me and just prefer to make it yourself--it's pretty easy to make. you can get the flour in almost any store because it's a common ingredient for bread baking. it's called "vital wheat gluten"--mine is by arrowhead mills and comes in a blue box in the baking aisle.
there's a recipe on the box, as well as in most vegan cookbooks, and of course hundreds online. basically, you make a dough with the flour and either water or broth. include your favorite seasonings. knead and stretch it, and cook.
most recipes call for simmering in a pot of broth, but i prefer steaming mine, in a big foil tootsie roll. after that it can be sliced or cubed for stir fries, baking, pan cooking, etc.
http://vegandad.blogspot.com has great seitan recipes. click on "seitan" in his tag cloud.