Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Spicy Italian Vegetarian Sausages

I don't think there are many message boards or blogs that I frequent that haven't posted about Julie Hasson's Spicy Italian Vegetarian Sausages. I'm not a very big seitan fan and all the hoopla seemed way over the top for me. Being the strong willed person I am, I cracked under peer pressure and made myself a batch of this steamed seitan.

Holy crepe! I made a half batch, 4 sausages, and when we went to bed a few hours later there was 1 sausage left. I'm not talking breakfast link size. We're talking giant sausage link. This is the best tasting seitan I have ever had.

Isaac and I sliced up some of these and threw them in mini pitas with some sauce I whipped up from tomato paste and some seasoning. They were amazing. All of the spices really shine and fennel seeds are a good touch. The texture is good and not to chewy. Best of all there isn't that after taste that I always think seitan has because of all the gluten.
Joe had a wicked idea and threw one on some bread with sauerkraut. For the lone leftover sausage I did the same but made some 1,000 island dressing. It was to die for. I really can't get over how much better these sausages taste then any other seitan I've had.

Julie Hasson really struck gold with this recipe. These sausages are better then the Tofurky sausages by a long shot. I can't wait to make these again.

I didn't have Bills Best ChikNish Seasoning and just used Bryanna Clark Grogan's recipe for chicken broth powder and left out the salt.


Seafarer said...

Holy crepe is right. I tried these a few weeks ago and I haven't stopped making them yet. It's my new goal to keep some frozen in the freezer at all times. Don't know how that will work out - they're super tasty!

Luci said...

These look and sound like they're deeelish. I must try them! thanks for posting!

madeinalaska said...

Looks GOod! I still haven't made them yet either.. Funny I drove downtown (25 miles-we never go down there) to get some chickpea flour and had planed to make them this weekend.