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Mushroom Pâté

[tweetmeme source=”VeganChickie”] I made this pâté as part of the Vegan Beef Wellington recipe I made a couple of weeks ago but I liked the pâté so much that I thought I would post it as a separate entry, it’s such a fast and easy recipe and it’s definitely delicious enough to deserve it’s own post. Also it will be much easier for me to find this way! Apologies in advance for the dodgy photo, I know it doesn’t look appetising, but pâté is just one of those things that looks kinda gross, you’ll have to take my word for it that it’s delicious.

Mushroom Pâté

Ingredients:

1 tbs non dairy margarine
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 small leek, chopped
2 cups button mushrooms, chopped
2 tsp tamari
1 tbs vegan mayonnaise
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup soft silken tofu
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tsp dried thyme

Method:

1. Heat half your margarine a fry pan over medium heat, add your leek, mushrooms, tamari and the thyme. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mushrooms are cooked.

2. Place the mushroom mixture into your blender, add mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, tofu and walnuts and blend until smooth. Place in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

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[tweetmeme source=”VeganChickie”]I’ve been struggling with finding a name for this recipe all day. The recipe is loosely based on a beef wellington, using a mushroom pate and mushroom filling, but the addition of brown rice and vegetables to the mixture makes it similar to a vegetable pie, either way it’s really good, I’m especially happy with the mushroom pate. (And a special thanks to all my lovely peeps who contributed to get me my sparkly new blender for my birthday! Lots of love to you all, and Happy Birthday to me!).

Vegan Beef Wellington with Mushroom Pate

Ingredients:

1 tbs non dairy margarine
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium leek, chopped
5 cups button mushrooms, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 cup small brocolli florets
4 sheets vegan puff pastry
4 tbs wholegrain mustard
1/2 cup brown rice
1 vegetable stock cube
2 tsp tamari
1 tbs vegan mayonnaise
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup soft silken tofu
1/2 cup walnuts
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 cup fresh parsley

Method:

1. Heat half your margarine a fry pan over medium heat, add 1/2 your leek, 2 cups of chopped mushrooms, tamari and the thyme. Cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until mushrooms are cooked.

2. Place the mushroom mixture into your blender, add mayonnaise, breadcrumbs, tofu and walnuts and blend until smooth. Place in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate.

3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Cook your brown rice according to packet instructions, dissolving one vegetable stock cube into the water while cooking. In the same fry pan as you used for the mushroom mixture, heat the rest of your margarine over medium heat, add garlic and leek, cook for 2 minutes. Add the wine and simmer for 2 minutes. Add your mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes. Add your zucchini and broccoli and cook, stirring occasionally for approximately 7 – 10 minutes (depending on how soft you like your vegetables), then remove from the heat until your brown rice is ready.

4. In a large bowl mix your vegetable mixture with the brown rice. Add your parsley and mix it through.

5. In the middle of each sheet of pastry spread 1 tbs of mustard, 2 tbs of the mushroom pate and 1/4 of the vegetable mixture, top with another tbs of the pate and fold the pastry to make a pie, the edges of the pastry should stick with some pressure but, a little water or soy milk will work as well. Put each pie on a non stick baking tray, poke some steam holes in them and bake for 35 minutes.

Serve with a garden salad or mashed potato or eat it on its own. Either way it’s yum!







NOTE: I put 1 tbs ground chia seeds into the mushroom pate as well but this is an optional ingredient.

Also, for the record, I have discovered that it is impossible to take photos of pate that don’t look unappetising, which is why there are none of them here. It’s just one of those things that tastes great and looks gross. So, you’ll just have to take my word for it that there is pate in the pies okay? 🙂

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