Yes, it sounds a bit like we’re showing off, but in all seriousness, this chorizo is award winning. And you wouldn’t want to miss out on an award-winning vegan chorizo, would you?

Spicy Chorizo [Vegan]

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Serves

8 sausages

Cooking Time

10

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups vital wheat gluten
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon hot smoked paprika
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons cooked basmati rice
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 tablespoons for grilling
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
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Preparation

  1. Mix the dry ingredients, then separately mix the wet ingredients with 2 cups water. Next, mix them together, first stirring with a wooden spoon and then kneading well by hand.
  2. Cut the dough into eight portions. Shape each piece by hand into a sausage and roll each one tightly in an 8x8-inch sheet of plastic wrap. Knot the ends.
  3. Put the sausages in a steamer and steam for 30 minutes. Let cool completely. Remove the plastic wrap.
  4. Brush the sausages with olive oil and grill them over direct heat for 4 to 5 minutes each side.

Notes

Spanish Padrónpeppers make quite a good accompaniment for our chorizo. Brush the peppers with a little olive oil and roast them in a cast-iron frying pan or on a griddle. Serve them with coarse sea salt.

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