So yesterday I made my own vegan sausages!
My Hubby was so impressed when he got home and saw these waiting for him;) It definitely wasn’t bad for a first attempt. I personally think the seasoning needs some more tweaking (and I already changed the seasoning completely from the recipe.) but I am sure with a little more practice I will get them just right shape-wise and taste-wise.
Here is the recipe that I used:
- 5 Tbsp (30g) almond meal
- 9 oz (250g) firm tofu
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ medium onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp smoked paprika OR several generous dashes liquid smoke
- 1½ tsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- ¾ tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp ground mustard
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- ½ tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1⅛ cup vital wheat gluten
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Crumble tofu into the bowl of a food processor.
- In a liquid measuring cup, measure the 2 Tbsp soy sauce and add enough water to get to the 100mL line. Add to food processor.
- Add almond meal, oil, onion, garlic, paprika/liquid smoke, sugar, salt, pepper, coriander, mustard, nutmeg, cardamom, and cumin to the processor and pulse until smooth, about two minutes. Pour into a large mixing bowl.
- Add vital wheat gluten and cornstarch to the mixture and stir to combine. Knead gently – the mixture will be soft but you’ll see strands of gluten forming.
- Divide the dough into eight equal pieces. Roll each into a rough hot dog shape (doesn’t have to be perfect). Wrap each dog in parchment paper and then aluminum foil. Twist ends of the foil shut.
- In a large pot with a steamer insert or basket, bring enough water to just under the steamer to a boil. Arrange your hot dogs in the steamer – close together is fine, and it’s okay if they’re touching.
- Cover and steam for 45 minutes. Turn off heat and let cool in the pot, uncovered.
- To cook, unwrap hot dogs and simmer in water for five minutes, or fry in a frying pan, or throw ‘em on the grill until hot and pretty with grill marks!
- Serve on buns with ketchup, mustard, relish, diced onions, or your favorite hot dog topping.
I also tried making my own chocolate flavoured peanut butter. My little food processor didn’t get it as smooth as I would like but I will work on that.
Today I am making 7 bean soup…will let you know how that goes!
Aren’t they pretty?