. (zeeohee) wrote in vegancooking,

Gumbo with seitan?

I grew up in Southern Louisiana, and lately I've been having cravings for the kind of food I grew up with (the local university had a swamp, with alligators, on campus;we used to get a week off for Mardi Gras; and our school field trips when I was in elementary school were to places like the Tabasco sauce manufacturing plant, so I mean *really Cajun*).

I almost cried when I saw Kittee's recipe for King Cake, as for years I've had to say "no, thanks" to the cream cheese-filled goodness that our friends in Louisiana always faithfully sent up to my family in South Carolina during Mardi Gras time. I want to have a party just so I can make this cake.

But, more than anything, I want gumbo. And specifically, I want crawfish gumbo. I have easy access to vegan "shrimp", so if nothing else, I'll pick up some of those this week, but I was wondering if anyone has made this seitan recipe, and if so, do you think it could pass for seafood as well as fish? I don't want an overly fishy taste, as I remember crawfish to be a little more subtle (though it's been close to a decade since I had real Louisiana crawfish). I think the texture of seitan would be right, if I cut it up into small pieces, but I'm more concerned about the flavor.


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