So, if you get bold enough and want to play in the kitchen and impress friends and be amazing try this…
If you want a quick fix but the sound of this has your tummy growling, check out The Wooden Monkey in Halifax or Dartmouth. http://www.thewoodenmonkey.ca They make a great vegan donair, pair it with an Organic Green Man beer, thank me or let me know and I’ll meet you there! Wooden Monkey has other vegetarian options, as well as local and organic ingredients… annnd the staff is incredible and friendly and I like them.
If you want to play restaurant and make your own, here you go:
Basically the same ingredients and directions as the seitan recipe already posted but this recipe is based around the ingredients in donair meat.
2 cups vital wheat gluten
1/2 cup nutritional yeast
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp ground oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos
1Tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 garlic cloves ( minced or ground in a grinder)
10 cups water
2 cups veggie stock ( I prefer low sodium)
1/3 cup soy sauce or liquid aminos
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
dash of cayenne pepper
Toppings and bread
Red or white onion, chopped
In a large bowl combine dry ingredients. In a smaller bowl combine wet ingredients. Combine dry and wet, mix thoroughly. Knead on clean/dry counter top until elastic and let stand for 30 minutes.
Combine all stock ingredients in a large stock pot.Once 30 mins is up, roll dough into 4 equal pieces. I leave the donair meat larger when cooking because once cooked, you will shave with a sharp knife into desired morsels.
Place pieces in stock and bring to a boil. Then bring down heat and partly cover, simmering for about 45 mins
Remove from stock and let cool. Shave down seitan into thin slices, varying in size.
Will stay about 10 days in fridge, store in broth. Can also be kept frozen, wrap well and in a sealed container or bag until desired use. Stock can be used as broth to make a wicked gravy! The flavour is incredible!
Cut slit in pita and lightly brush with oil on the inside. Add in donair meat and bake on baking sheet at 275 degrees until heated, maybe 10mins. Remove from oven and add toppings and drizzle with Vegan Donair Sauce.
Vegan Donair Sauce
1 cup water
4Tbsp coconut oil
2-3Tbsp cane sugar
2-3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp garlic powder
Blend water and coconut oil in blender or with electric mixer of sorts, add sugar, vinegar and garlic powder. Test to taste, adding more vinegar or sugar until it tastes like real donair sauce. Should come really close 🙂 I have adjusted the portions here because I made way too much so hopefully this works out. Play with it if need be. If you aren’t vegan, search online for a donair sauce recipe. It’s pretty easy.