Mock Duck Seitan and Shiitake Skewers
Another lovely recipe from Chava Eichner of Flavour Photos – from her feature in Viva!Life magazine issue 59. She shows how easy it is to make home-made seitan.
However, if you’re stuck for ingredients or time, mock duck can be bought in tins.
- Vital Gluten flour: some health food shops. Realfoods online sell an organic version. Or try Amazon
- Ready-made seitan in tins or jars: Granovita Mock Duck (health food shops) or look in Oriental supermarkets for brands such as Companion, Mong Lee Shang or Maple. Yakso or Lima is sold in jars, in health food shops but isn’t so flavoured as the other varieties
- Chinese Pancakes: look for Blue Dragon brand – Spring Roll Wrappers – or else Waitrose sell them, as do Oriental supermarkets
Praise Seitan! But what is it?!
Seitan or gluten is an ancient meat alternative that has been made in Eastern countries like China and Japan for thousands of years. It is high in protein and low in fat and delicious. However, it is not suitable for coeliacs or those with a wheat or gluten intolerance.
8 skewers + extra seitan
Optional extras / notes
Veg prep can be done while seitan is baking
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