Seitan is a protein rich food made from wheat gluten, and is used in many vegetarian dishes. This recipe makes basic pieces that you can crumb and fry to be served as cutlets or nuggets, similar to chicken, or use it chopped in salads. Seitan soaks up so much flavor, the possibilities are endless so go ahead and experiment with your favorite seasonings.
The seitan is much less 'spongey' if you put the seitan in cold broth and then bring it up to a simmer instead of dropping it in boiling broth. - 20 May 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
As far as seitan goes this is pretty good. I have tried to make seitan a few times and this was definitely the best one I've tried (easy and similar in taste to the store-bought kind. I didn't use the dashi kombu because I live in a rural area that doesn't sell it; it still turned out pretty good. - 04 Nov 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I've always baked my seitan in the oven because boiling it always seemed wrong to me, but I thought I'd give this a try since everyone seemed to like it... Suffice it to say I'm glad I halved the recipe first. The end product was spongey and SO salty. The flavor wouldn't have been bad had it not been so salty, but the texture was just not good at all. - 04 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)