Look away now, gluten-free people: this is your nemesis. I am about to tackle the International Surplus Gluten Mountain you have created. Yeah, I know, I'm not a big carb fan, but technically gluten is the protein bit of the grain. God knows where it comes from (for He created Seitan) or who might have genetically modified it or how many fieldmice were hurt in the process, but I CANNOT COVER EVERYTHING, GUYS. Plus it's the main ingredient in seitan jerky which I really love. You can buy seitan jerky in health food shops but it's a lot cheaper to make your own. When I say, 'make your own' obviously I mean have your husband make it for you...
I used to eat seitan when I was a teenager and it was called 'mock duck'. I remember it had a little indentation patterns in it which were supposed to resemble duck skin. I had no idea what it was or how to make it.
Turns out it's wheat gluten mixed into a dough with nutritional yeast ('nooch'!) and spices and boiled.
It actually tastes pretty good just like that, but I wanted jerky.
So I sliced it, put it in a marinade for a while then baked it (all by myself). It goes chewy and delicious.
All praise Seitan.