Do you have a vegetarian or vegan visiting you over the Christmas period? Are you are at a loss as to what to serve them? I know it can be stressful to cook at Christmas time – there’s just so much to get done – then throw a vegetarian or vegan into the mix and you have yourself a very stressful little Christmas; as you not only have to be extra vigilant with the ingredients, but you also have to be aware of cross contamination too.
Well look no further, I have you all covered with this delicious vegetarian herb pate which can also be adapted to suit vegans too. It’s so good in fact, it will have your guests singing the famous words in chorus – “Please Sir, can I have some more?”.
If you plan to make this ahead of time then you will need to sterilise the jars which you intend storing the pate in, but don’t worry it’s not hard. Take your jars, wash them in hot soapy water, then place them in the oven for 40 minutes to an hour at 200c. Remove them and leave them cool at room temperature. Do not run the jars under cold water afterwards as they will crack.
- 120g Quorn Mince
- 100g Quorn Chicken Pieces (they do a vegan version too
- 2 Medium Shallots
- 100g Chestnut Mushrooms
- 60g Cream Cheese or Double Cream
- 3 Tbsp Grass-fed Butter (Margarine or Coconut oil for vegan)
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 2 tsp Mixed Herbs
- 1 tsp Chilli Powder
- 1/4 Tsp Salt
- 1/4 Tsp White Pepper
Chop your mushrooms and fry them in a heated frying pan on a medium heat with 1 Tbsp of butter until they start to soften.
Peel and chop the shallot and toss it in with the mushrooms. When the shallot starts to soften, add in the Quorn mince and Quorn chicken pieces, as well as the garlic, herbs, spices and ACV and leave to cook until everything has softened and warmed through – leave to cool.
When the mixture is cool you can add the cooked ingredients to a food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth or to your desired texture.
Spoon the mixture into your sterilised jars and cover with equal amounts of melted butter.
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