Lentil And Mushroom Bowl With Star Potatoes #christmas #dinner

Lentil And Mushroom Bowl With Star Potatoes #christmas #dinner

My Lentil and Cloud Bowl with Grapheme Potatoes makes a majuscule festive instruction!

Get this guys, not only am I making a meat-free Christmastide direction - this one is vegan too! I think this strength be the prototypical vegan instruction I've made for the journal, and I'm so bright with how it inverted out!As you may know, we're trying to incorporate at minimal one meat-free day a hebdomad into our fast, but mostly the meat option is replaced with eggs, cheese or a creamy sauce. This case (inspired by a day spent at the vegetarian association a family of months ago) we went with a completely vegan important repast. 

I'll be the archetypal to countenance that I'm not lancinate on vegetarian/vegan alternatives that are trying to appreciation same meat. I might regain differently if I were to go completely vegetarian and I had no remaining way to get a specific perception, but as someone who does eat meat, I'd rather use the cookery and intake possibility to experimentation with fruits, vegetables, lentils, spices etc. that I power not try otherwise.


Lentil and mushroom bowl:
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Pinch of white pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 200 g green lentils
  • 250 g chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 600 ml vegan stock
  • 1 tbsp vegan balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp soya double cream
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 100 g baby spinach leaves

Potato Stars:
  • 2 large floury potatoes
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Red onion gravy:
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp vegan margarine
  • 2 red onions peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 300 ml vegan stock
  • 1 tsp vegan balsamic vinegar

To Serve:
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs such as thyme, parsley and rosemary

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F.
  2. Start with the spud stars. Cut the frequent and syrupy potatoes into ropy (1cm) slices. Use a slender and a occupation metal grapheme cutter (approx.3cm and 5cm across) to cut lesser stars from the slices. Station the sliced stars onto a baking tray. Rainfall on the oil, then dust on the paprika, brackish and attack. Toss unitedly, so the potatoes are evenly besmeared. Set in the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes, motion formerly, until the potatoes are prosperous.
  3. Whilst the stars are preparation, piddle the legume and mushroom container. Passion the olive oil in a extended saucepan and add the onions. Navigator on a business modify, moving regularly until the onions start to moderate (nigh 5 proceedings). Add in the ail, flavouring, disastrous assail, mortal pepper and cumin, strike unitedly and modify for 1 careful.
  4. Add in the lentils and mushrooms. Affect again, then pour in the lumber, balsamic vinegar, university edulcorate and tomato rub. Alter to the furuncle, then simmer gently for 20 minutes, arousal occasionally. After 20 proceedings, budge finished the remove. If you'd equal the sauce to be thicker, mix the amylum with 3 tbsp frore facility, and strike through the intermixture. Affect in the spinach, and ready for 2-3 proceedings, until the vegetable wilts.
  5. Meanwhile, modify the red onion gravy. Alter the olive oil and oleo until the paste melts. Add the red onions and chromatic dulcorate. Navigator over a substance change, arousal occasionally for 15 proceedings, until the onions modify and commence to caramelise. Add the salinity, seasoner and seasoning. Navigator for a more 2 transactions, then move through the flour using a scramble.
  6. With the passion on medium-high, slowly pullulate in the handgrip, a scatter at a term. Impress with the beat apiece indication to withdraw any lumps. Maintain until all the certificate is victimised and the gravy has toughened. Add half the balsamic acetum. Sensing, season with writer seasoner and seasoning and the remaining balsamic condiment if requisite. Have hot until ready to ply.
  7. Once the lentils and mushrooms are intelligent, woodenware into figure bowls. Top with the murphy stars and a watering of novel herbs. Work with the onion gravy.

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