Its deep rich smokey flavour and aroma is often, when cooked, compared to that of bacon. We use smoked paprika again in this recipe, but it is combined with other smoked flavours for the maximum effect. It is wonderful when chopped, lightly fried and added to a white sauce and served with tagliatelle. Equally though, sliced in a sandwich, on a bed of crisp lettuce with fresh tomatoes and ketchup, it is the perfect comfort food.
- Fortified with vitamin B12. 100g provides over 50% of your daily requirement of B12
- Low in fat, high in protein
- Contains no cholesterol, GMO’s or Palm Oil
- Good source of Iron and Calcium
Ingredients: Water, Wheat Gluten, Soy Sauce (Soy Extract (Water, Soybeans, Salt, Wheat), Sugar, Salt, Acidity Regulator: Acetic Acid) Gram Flour, Nutritional Yeast (with added Vitamin B12), Liquid Smoke, Smoked Paprika, Onion Powder.
Storage & Preparation: Our seitan logs have a long (30 weeks) shelf life so long as the packaging is intact. Once opened, wrap the remaining seitan tightly in cling film, keep refrigerated and use withing 5 days of opening. Alternatively, freeze the seitan on the day of opening and use within 3 months of freezing.
Nutritional information per 100g: Energy 719kj/171kcal, Fat 1.7g of which saturates 0.3g, Carbohydrates 11g of which sugars 2.8g, Fibre 3.3g, Protein 28g, Salt 2.4g.
How to use seitan:
Seitan is the most versatile of products and its uses are only limited by your imagination or kitchen skills! Historically meals consist of a protein (seitan, animal products), carbohydrates (vegetables, pasta, rice) and often a sauce or dressing (gravy, ketchup, soy sauce). Seitan is the ideal replacement for animal products offering all of the benefits and none of the negatives which include the cholesterol and saturated fats which can lead to serious illness and of course seitan does not release greenhouse gases of which the livestock sector are a major contributor.
Seitan is a Japanese word which translates to “proper” or “correct” protein. The protein content of seitan is on a par with that of chicken breast at around 30%. It has a higher protein content than pork, eggs, milk, ground beef and fish.
If you are flexitarian or if you are transitioning to a vegan / plant based diet, you can use seitan to create any dishes that you would previously have used animal products. Whether it’s a roast dinner, pasta, a stir fry, a stew or casserole, fried rice or a filling for a sandwich, burrito or jacket potato. It’s ideal in a curry, in lasagna, in pies or pasties, as a pizza topping or as part of a full English breakfast.
It can be fried, baked, grilled, tossed in a salad or even eaten raw out of the pack. The options really are limitless.