Thursday, January 10, 2008
We finally did it. The vegan sausage recipe is up on everyday dish (click here for the recipe & video). Oh yeah! I hope that everyone gives it a try.
What I love about this recipe is that you can make so many variations of it. By changing the flavors around, I made a nice spicy chorizo, mild Italian and apple sage sausages. I also found that if you don't want to roll the sausages, you can shape them into small little breakfast patties and steam them that way (they look like Morningstar patties). I even made little tiny sausage links. They are just too much fun!
A quick tip for you too. Although the sausages are good right after steaming, they are so much better after being refrigerated overnight. They also freeze well too.
Now, just to mix things up a bit, we're proposing a challenge for you. We'd love to hear what flavor combos you come up with using our basic sausage recipe. You can email me pictures, recipes, videos, whatever you like. You might even find your sausage recipe, video or pics up on our site. Come on, you know you like a good challenge!!
My one suggestion would be for you try our recipe as written the first time and then go to town. That way you'll get a good idea of what our sausages are all about.
Here's a few pics of the process. They are so easy to make!
All of the spices (and yes, there are lots!), along with the vital wheat gluten and other dry ingredients.
The mixed dough (no kneading necessary!)
Steaming the sausages (that's right, no boiling or baking!). It really helps to do it in a large steamer, so you have a nice flat surface. This is one that I bought inexpensively at a little Asian market near our house. It also came with another steamer layer which can fit on top.
Now what are you waiting for? Get cooking!