Pine nut and carrot roast with mushroom sauce recipe

Pine nut and carrot roast with mushroom sauce

Ingredients25g butter1 onion, finely chopped225g carrots, finely grated2 celery sticks, finely chopped225g pine nuts, grated 2 tbsp chopped parsleySqueeze of lemon juice2 free range eggsSea salt and freshly ground black pepperFreshly grated nutmegFor the sauce7g dried mushrooms, rinsed600ml water25g butter1 small onion, thinly sliced2 tsp cornflour2 tbsp vegetarian Madeira or fortified wine2 tbsp soy sauce

MethodPreheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 500g loaf tin

Melt the butter in a large pan and fry the onion, without browning, for five minutes, then add the carrot and celery and cook uncovered for ten minutes.

Remove from heat and add the pine nuts, parsley, lemon juice and eggs.


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Season well with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Pour into the tin and bake for 40 minutes until golden brown and firm in the centre.

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To prepare the sauce: put the mushrooms and water in a saucepan, bring to the boil then remove from heat and leave to soak for 40 minutes, then drain, reserving the liquid and chop the mushrooms.

Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and fry for 10 minutes until lightly browned.

Add the mushrooms and gently cook for 30 minutes until tender.

Mix the cornflour with the reserved liquid, Madeira and soy, then add to the mushroom mixture. Bring to the boil, stirring until slightly thickened.

Season to taste.

Put the roast onto a plate, slice thickly and drizzle with the mushroom sauce. Recipe created by the Cordon Vert Cookery School at The Vegetarian Society, Parkdale, Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4QG, www.vegsoc.org.

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