Jan 27, 2013


since that fab night at bar kunin i have been dying to recreate the amaze vegan chorizo that even my jamon-adoring housemates loved. well today was the day - with wheat gluten and a tin of dulce pimenton at hand, i took some guidance from a gluten recipe i found in a non-veg asian cookbook and some common sense and hit the nail on the head with my delicioso vegano chorizo receta - ideal para tapas!


1/3 cup of wheat gluten flour
1 teaspoon of pimento – i used dulce (sweet paprika)
1/2 teaspoon of dried chilli flakes
1 teaspoon of dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander
pinch of cumin
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of dried onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke
2 tablespoon of hot water
1 teaspoon of vegetable oil for frying

combine the flour, pimenton, chilli flakes, parsley, coriander, cumin, garlic powder, onion flakes and salt in a medium sized mixing bowl. add the oil, liquid smoke and hot water and stir to form a elastic dough. work the dough to develop its elasticity. roll into a sausage shape, stretching to form a skin. heat the extra oil in a small frying pan and shallow fry the chorizo sausage. cook for 6-7 minutes, turning to crisp the ‘skin’ on all sides. remove from the pan and slice into 1 cm thick slices. serve immediately drizzled with the remaining oil from the pan. enjoy with tall glass of tinto de verano and good friends.

serves 2 for tapas


  1. Why hot water? Every seitan recipe I've made calls for cold because hot water will activate the gluten.

    1. Thanks for your post! :) As I wasn't steaming this one (instead frying it off before slicing up and serving) I hoped the hot water would to do exactly that - activate the gluten to get a sausage like texture pronto! I wasn't so cluey on the science behind it but had seen hot water added for dumpling wrappers on a cooking show a few weeks back and felt this might be a good approach.

  2. Your blog is awesome! I can't wait to try this. Thank you for all the inspiration!

    1. Thank you!! glad you found some inspiration here :)

  3. Aurora RillstoneMay 19, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    This was absolutely delicious, so delicious in fact I have copied it into my recipe book to make pretty much every day lol. Thank you! Love the blog :)

    1. Thank you for such a lovely comment Aurora!! So glad to hear that the recipe worked out so well!! You've made my day :)