sei·​tan | \ ˈsā-ˌtan How to pronounce seitan (audio) , -ˌtän \

Definition of seitan

: flavored wheat gluten often used as a meat analogue

Examples of seitan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a vegan option, Caris wanted to avoid seitan and soy products in favor of something less processed. Janelle Bitker,, "Meet Pyro Pastrami, a new Oakland pop-up selling out of its beefy and vegan sandwiches weekly," 3 Dec. 2020 Her Irie Rib Sandwich — made with seitan and mushroom — does capture the thing that makes a sandwich like the McRib appealing. Amy Drew Thompson,, "Orlando chefs do their own spin on a fast food cult classic: the McRib," 28 Nov. 2020 Waverly’s seitan and the whole idea of a vegan chili. Dalene Rovenstine,, "Wynonna Earp recap: Purgatory goes under Cleo law," 10 Aug. 2020 Soon, popular dishes like fried seitan and waffles will be available across the state with new delivery- and takeout-only locations in San Francisco, Oakland and Los Angeles. Justin Phillips,, "Oakland staple Souley Vegan is doing a big expansion across California — in ghost kitchens," 7 Aug. 2020 Chop seitan or other vegan sausage into small bite-size pieces and set aside. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "How one Phoenix-area chef celebrates her Louisiana roots (and Mardi Gras) with vegan jambalaya," 17 Feb. 2020 There’s also a chicken sandwich and a meatless option made with house seitan. Kristen Davis, cleveland, "See sneak peek of Hot Chicken Takeover at invite-only preview Sunday night on Facebook Live; Crocker Park restaurant opens Tuesday," 6 Oct. 2019 Lots of sliced seitan, marinated in traditional Korean steak sauce, is pretty meaty in texture, and the peppers and onions are fine, but a surfeit of cashew cheese sauce make this Philly Cheese Steak wannabe less than fully successful. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Foodhisattva: The triumph of Asian fusion vegan comfort food for all," 3 Oct. 2019 Messenger bag chambray celiac vice seitan, tbh ugh bushwick hoodie woke. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "After Seattle Times alert flub inspires jokes on Reddit, Seattle musician creates hipster parody of ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’," 21 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of seitan

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seitan

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8 Dec 2020

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“Seitan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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