|Homemade Vegetarian Hot Dog ~ made from seitan|
When I first started taking food pictures last year, I was learning how to make the vegetarian meat substitute ~ seitan. I learned how to made it into 'cutlets' (by simmering it in broth) & I also made it into 'sausages' (by steaming it). I've already shared photos on how I turned some of the seitan sausages into the dish Dublin Coddle & into the favorite Southern dish, Red Beans & Rice. I also made it into a few more dishes ~ so here are the rest of photos from that first batch of seitan sausages. They would be perfect for a Meatless Monday meal.
The basic recipe for the seitan sausages came from the blog ~ Vegan Dad. His is a good recipe & it would be easy to tweak it if you wanted a different flavor, like for an Italian sausage or for a breakfast sausage. I think these seitan sausages turn out way better than anything I can get over at Whole Foods. They are so much cheaper when you make them yourself, you know exactly what is going inside your 'sausages' & they're pretty easy to make, too. Very cool!
|Seitan Sausage & Pasta ~ tossed with mushrooms, white beans & spinach|
For this dish, I added the seitan sausages to wide pasta noodles & served it with mushrooms, white beans and spinach. It was the last of the sausages, so this time I decided to keep it simple. I just tossed it all with some Parmesan cheese, olive oil & spices. After eating the dish, I realized the 'sausages' really need to have some sort of sauce or condiment on it, or to be in some sort of broth/soup, for the best over-all taste. (at least for my taste buds) The next time I made them, I served them with a spaghetti sauce & another time with an Alfredo sauce ~ then the dish/sausages were great. Live & learn. :)