Wednesday, 16 September 2015

BBQ Pulled Seitan




This would be great for a sunny, early Autumn barbecue, but you could always save this recipe for Bonfire Night. It seems like ages ago (it was!) since I made this, but I couldn't resist sharing. I've noticed "pulled" things have even crept into UK restaurant chains lately so this is a timely vegan alternative. Another idea would be to use spaghetti squash, but remember it's not a rich source of protein like seitan is.

You'll need:
Seitan made with 1kg unbleached organic white bread flour; see here  for how to do this. You'll need to include the boiling in broth stage too, to ensure the seitan is tender.

BBQ sauce:
1tsp tamarind concentrate
4 tabs tomato purée
3 tabs agave
2-3 tsps gaur/raw sugar
1 1/2 tsps sea salt/ Himalayan pink salt
1tab tamari sauce
1tab smoked paprika
1/3tsp black pepper
A pinch of compound hing
A pinch of red chilli powder
  • Make the seitan, boil and shred into thin strips with a knife. If you use a grater, you'll get a much more mince-like texture.
  • Mix the sauce ingredients together, blending with a balloon whisk over a low heat.
  • Meanwhile, grill your seitan strips.
  • Mix with the sauce and serve hot or cold in buns.