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Vegetable Stew with Homemade Seitan Sausage

Simple Vegetable Stew with Homemade Seitan Sausage

Fenna
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine vegan
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For the Seitan Sausage:

  • 2 cups (250 grams) gluten flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups light stock
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 4 pieces of cheesecloth of 30×30 cm each

For the Vegetable Stew:

  • 1 large aubergine, cubbed
  • 1 large zucchini, cubbed
  • 1 medium sized red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons red chili pepper, minced (with seeds)
  • 1 large ripe tomato, peeled, seeded, and cubbed
  • 1 and ½ seitan sausages (about 200 grams), sliced into rounds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • 4 tablespoons tomato sauce (canned is fine)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped coriander, for garnish

Instructions
 

For the Seitan Sausage:

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, dried herbs, garlic powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix 1 cup of water with the olive oil, tomato paste, and 1 tablespoon of the tamari.
  • Slowly add the wet mixture to the dry mixture, and mix until you have a firm and elastic dough.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Roll out each portion into a log about 8 centimeters long, but don’t worry if it doesn’t look perfectly shaped – while cooking, the sausages will plump and get a perfect cilindric shape.
  • Place a piece of cheesecloth in your table or kitchen counter, and roll it tightly around one piece of the dough. Tie the ends of the roll with kitchen twine to seal the sausage in the cheesecloth – it’s important that the dough is really tight and properly sealed, or it might fall apart while cooking. Repeat this proceeding with the remaining pieces of dough.
  • In a large pan, add the 4 cups of stock, garlic cloves, and 2 tablespoons of the tamari, and bring the liquid to a boil. Then, add the sausages, making sure there’s enough room for them to lie in the pan in a single layer. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the sausages are firm.
  • Remove the sausages from the pan, let them cool, and carefully remove the cheesecloth. The sausages will keep, stored in an air tight container with the cooking liquid, for up to 1 week.

 For the Vegetable Stew:

  • With the help of a mortar and pestle, crush the coriander seeds.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat, add the garlic, chilli, and coriander seeds, and fry for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Add the zucchini, aubergine, and tomato cubes, as well as the wine and tomato sauce, and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft and slightly overcooked. Add the seitan sausage, give the stew a good stir, and cook for additional 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately, garnishing each serving with chopped coriander.
Keyword Simple Vegetable Stew with Homemade Seitan Sausage Recipe