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#1 Old 11-11-2004, 09:02 PM
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The only seitan I've had is the chicken-flavored kind in the tubs with water (looks a lot like the water-packed blocks of tofu). My omni family *adores* it, since it looks and tastes just like chicken (snort - doesn't everything?).

However, I'm only able to buy it once every three months or so, since it's a 4-hour drive one-way to the nearest Wild Oats/Whole Foods.

So my questions are:

1) Can the water-packed seitan be frozen? If not, how long is it good for refrigerated?

2) Do the seitan dry mixes have a similar texture when prepared?

3) Is there such a thing as "canned" seitan?

Thanks in advance!
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#2 Old 11-11-2004, 09:48 PM
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I have seen canned seitan by Worthington Foods, but have not tried it as the other products I've had from them were kinda blech.

I've frozen the water-packed stuff, but I repacked it in another container (otherwise, the package expands and breaks). Tasted yummy as ever when thawed.

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#3 Old 11-11-2004, 10:36 PM
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White wave makes frozen seitan. I don't know if your store would have it but that's what I get.
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#4 Old 11-12-2004, 12:09 AM
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I have seen canned seitan in Asian groceries. It was labeled "braised gluten" and came both plain and curried.

The White Wave frozen seitan that CarbLover mentions is called Meat of Wheat and is chicken-style.

You can also make your own, though it seems to take practice to get it right.
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#5 Old 11-12-2004, 09:40 AM
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Dried seitan works very well. Keeps forever. Works perfectly in recipes.
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