As some of you know, I was in California with my family in this last week. This side of my family is Seventh-day Adventist. There are a large amount of the congregation that is vegitarian. Obviously, I'm not but I try to incorporate some of the sort of vegetarian meals at least once a week. One dish that I have always hated was glutton. For those who do not know what glutton, it is an vegetrian subsitute for meat. I have known the can version which I hated. This time The Mother showed me how to make homemade version. There isn't an exact recipe but ratios of the amount.
(From The Mother)
1 1/2 Part of Water
1 Part of Instant Gluten Flour
Water *Enough to make a stock
Onion *probably 1 medium onion but The Mother didn't tell me
1 Bay Leaf
Ginger *I'm guessing a Tao blespoon
Soy Sauce to taste
Pour the water into a bowl
Slowly add the gluten flour until it is well incorporated. It will turn sponge-like.
Prepare the broth by just adding all the ingredients and bring into a boil.
Once the broth is at a boil, add the gluten by cutting it into pieces and dropping into the broth.
Cook for an hour.
The Mother just used a knife to divide it
The Mother used the cook gluten to make a filipino vegetarian beef steak. She took the gluten and grilled them in a skillet and than added onions. It wasn't too bad but you do have to get over the texture. It was like a mix between tofu and a sponge but the gluten took the taste of anything it was cooked in.