fab. vegan recipe of the day: ‘Huge Christmas sausage roast’

Posted on December 6, 2012

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Today (6th December), Miriam posted a fab. vegan recipe on her Mouthwatering Vegan web-site titled ‘Huge Christmas sausage roast’, with delicious suggestions for what to serve with it, plus links, ie ‘Exotic Xmas veggies’, ‘Golden cheddar’d potatoes’, and gravy.

‘… The season of goodwill to all men (or should I reword that to say “all sentient beings that includes some people . . .”) is around the corner, and we haven’t been sleeping in the MWV kitchen.  Far from it – we’ve been working like beavers round the clock to produce a magnificent menu in readiness for the menu-planning panic that everyone suffers around this time !

So, here’s a sumptuous feast – a HUGE sausage roast, that combines all the traditional elements, and my take on the famous trimmings – veggies with an exotic twist, as you might expect.  This will be great for the non-vegan visitors or family members, and can be served with a vegan gravy.  All best wishes and good tidings for a memorable Vegan Xmas Table !!

I serve this with my “Exotic Xmas Veggies & Trimmings” (http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2012/12/06/exotic-xmas-veggies-trimmings/), and my “Golden Cheddar’d Potatoes” (http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2012/11/13/golden-cheddar’d-potatoes/)

Serves 4 to 6 portions …

INGREDIENTS
1 large white onion, very finely chopped and set aside
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
the zest of a lemon
2 cups of vegan mince meat (ground meat substitute) – I use Linda McCartney’s mince
6 vegan sausages – again, I use Linda McCartney’s Sausages (pre-thaw for 40 minutes or so)*
1 tsp dried rosemary or 1 Tbsp freshly chopped rosemary
½ tsp dried sage or 1 tsp fresh sage, finely chopped
¼ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp curry powder
1 Tbsp HP brown sauce (or equivalent brown sauce)
1 Tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
2 slices brown bread – first process into breadcrumbs
1 cup (8 oz) firm silken tofu
salt to taste
¾ tsp vegetable granules, or vegetable stock powder

NOTE : Options for vegan sausages and ground meat substitues in the US include :

Lightlife (http://www.lightlife.com/Vegan-Food-Vegetarian-Diet)
Yves Veggie (http://www.yvesveggie.com/products/ground-rounds.php)

FOR SAUSAGE COATING
1 packet (640g) puff pastry – I used JusRol, pre-thawed and set aside on a plate in the fridge

METHOD

  1. First process your onion in the food processor, and transfer into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then process your bread in the processor, and add to the processed onion.
  3. Repeat the same step with the sausages, and add to the mix, together with the veggie mince.
  4. Next, process your tofu until smooth, before adding to the mix.
  5. Add in your herbs and all the remaining ingredients, and, with very clean hands, mash the mix, before forming it into a large ball.
  6. Then roll the ball into a large sausage, and, using cling film, wrap the sausage, as you would a Christmas cracker, before then doing the same, this time using foil.
  7. Steam the sausage for 15 to 20 minutes in a large saucepan …
  8. Now roll out your puff pastry into a large rectangle (approx. 12” x 6”), then place the sausage in the centre lengthways, and roll the pastry around it …
  9. Gently place it on a greased baking dish, pour a little oil of your choice around it, together with a few springs of rosemary, cover in foil and bake in the oven on a low 300ºF (150ºC) heat for 35 minutes.
  10. Now uncover, and bake until nice and golden.
  11. Remove from the oven, and serve with my Exotic Xmas Veggies & Trimming, and my “Golden Cheddar’d Potatoes”.  Enjoy !!
  12. GRAVY

    Either make up a brown Bisto sauce to put on the cut sausage (use bisto, brown sugar, ¼ tsp veg granules), or else a tiny bit of Marmite (yeast extract), cornstarch (cornflour), oil and water.

    (Try Road’s End Organics in the US http://www.edwardandsons.com/reo_shop_gravy.itml, or Gravox in Australia http://www.gravox.com.au/) …’

Read the recipe, view images and add your comment online at http://mouthwateringvegan.com/2012/12/06/huge-christmas-sausage-roast/

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