Homemade Vegan Deli Slices (Smoked Seitan Turkey)
10 minutes prep time, easy to make, freezer-friendly, high in protein, cheaper and healthier than store-bought, and they taste and have a texture just like smoked turkey! These deli slices are juicy, meaty, tender, and seasoned to perfection. ! I love making these deli slices and storing them in my fridge or freezer so that I always have the makings for an epic vegan sandwich! Lightly adapted from my Vegan Turkey Roast recipe.
Servings: 1 vegan smoked turkey log (about 1.7 pounds) makes enough for 8+ sandwiches
Freezing: to freeze the deli slices, steam the seitan and then let it cool completely before freezing. Tightly wrap and store in an air-tight container or bag in the freezer. Allow to thaw completely before slicing and enjoying.
Vital wheat gluten is essential to this recipe, and there is no substitute. Therefore this recipe cannot be made gluten-free. For a vegan gluten-free sandwich, filling try my baked tofu bites.
Steaming tips: Steaming seitan is the best way to cook it for the perfect juicy meaty texture. I recommend getting a steamer pot if you plan to make seitan often, or you can use a DIY method if you do not have a steamer.
Cleaning tips: vital wheat gluten is very sticky and can destroy dish brushes and cloths. So what I like to do is save old clothes, sheets, or towels that are too shabby to donate, and cut them into rags. I use these rags to clean up after preparing a seitan recipe and discard the rag once finished.
Aluminum foil alternative: if you prefer to avoid aluminum foil, wrap the roast in parchment paper, and then wrap the parchment paper wrapped roast in cheesecloth and tie closed with cotton baking twine.
Serving: 1entire log of seitan | Calories: 1176kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 185g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 3557mg | Potassium: 745mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 781mg | Iron: 16mg
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