"Beef" seitan (and noodles)
What's your favorite beef style seitan recipe? I'm going to be making stroganoff sometime this coming week and I need to make seitan for it. I don't think I've ever made beef style seitan before so I'm not sure what recipes are good/what to use. I prefer steaming my seitan but if you have one that you have already tried and know to be good I'm willing to consider it.
Also, what's your favorite substitute for egg noodles? My mother always used the wide egg noodles to make stroganoff and I want to keep it in that style.
I use unsalted dark mushroom stock with un-beef bouillon for the liquid, add tomato paste, oyster sauce (instead of soy - it's a darker flavor - reduce the amount), and a dash or two of worcestershire sauce, and base it on the seitan cutlets in V-Con. I also sub chickpea flour for some of the gluten (maybe like 1/4?), because otherwise it seems rubbery.
I use these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000HDONOY/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_1?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B0012AL3YE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1XTE0ZH7TXSWV54RXTPQ for the noodles.
edit: obviously, vegetarian w-sauce and oyster 8)
Ugh. I live in BFE, too. We make monthly pilgrimages to DC for food stuffs. Hell, I couldn't even find plantains at the local grocery store today. :-\
Viva Vegan's Red Seitan but switch up the spices so it doesn't have a Latin flavor, she uses cumin and oregano to flavor it and maybe leave out the tomato paste