I've been using my Power Pressure Cooker XL (<- affiliate link) A LOT lately (it's awesome at cooking up those black beans I mentioned in under an hour!) and got the bright idea that I could cook seitan in it quickly and easily. After browsing through The Everything Vegetarian Pressure Cooker Cookbook (<- affiliate link), I found that I was right!
With the help of my electric pressure cooker and a standup mixer, there's hardly any work in making your own seitan right at home. I spent a total of 10 minutes on the kneading of the dough, and my appliances did the rest of the work. That's the best kind of recipe there is, right?
I use seitan in place of a lot of my chicken dishes, but my favorite is to smother it in BBQ sauce for a vegetarian style pulled pork sandwich.
I think seitan is one ugly looking food, kind of reminding me of a wet sponge or Freddy Kruger's skin, but for those wishing to make the switch to veg eating, it's by far the closest in taste and texture to meat that you are going to get. It really does help making the switch a lot easier!
What's your favorite Meatless Monday Recipe?