A homemade vegan sausage made from vital wheat gluten and spices to taste like an authentic Italain sausage.
Add water, oil, soy sauce, salt, and spices to a saucepan and heat until it starts to boil, then turn off the heat and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.
Press 1/2 a block (7 oz.) of tofu and crumble it into a food processor or blender, then pour in the spiced broth.
Add 1 cup of vital wheat gluten and mix well until a thick dough forms.
Add another 1/3 cup of vital wheat gluten and knead it into the dough until all of the wheat gluten has been absorbed and no longer feels wet.
Form the dough into the shape of a sausage, and wrap the sausage tightly in foil.
Steam the wrapped sausages in a large pot with a steamer basket for 45 minutes. (You can also use a pressure cooker on Instant Pot. Cook under pressure for 30 minutes and then allow steam to release naturally.)
Take them out of the pot with tongs and allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before opening the packets. (I always get too excited to see my sausages and get burnt with the steam when I open the foil too soon.)
At this point, they are ready to eat or you can grill or fry them. You can also cut them up and add them to your favorite Italian meals.