Tuesday, December 24, 2013

EAT: STEAMED MOCK TURKEY.


SERVES 16 | PREP 15 MINS | COOKING 1 1/2 - 2 HOURS | VEGETARIAN

When I was looking for a good vegetarian savoury for Christmas, my Foodie Friend Melissa shared this recipe. I love it and since she's given it to me, I've made it each Christmas. You can have it hot or cold, with vegetables or salad, gravy or cranberry sauce. It's versatile, and quicker to cook than a turkey too!

There's no need to baste and it's great for Christmas Day. Gobble, gobble [it all up]!

INGREDIENTS
250g ground cashews
125g fresh breadcrumbs
3 large eggs
250mls water
1 onion, grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon marmite or vegemite
30mls vegetable oil
chopped parsley (whatever amount you like, a lot is good!)

METHOD
1 Mix all ingredients together and put into a greased pudding basin. Cover with foil and tie with string or cover with the pudding basin lid. Put the pudding basin into a large pot and pour hot boiling water into it to cover about halfway up the basin. Place the pot lid on, and steam for an hour and a half (sometimes it needs 2 hours, but no longer as you want your mock turkey to be moist). Remember, to keep topping up the water with more boiling water.
2 When the middle starts to rise and the skewer comes out clean, remove the basin from the pot, and let it rest for about half an hour. Tip it onto a plate and slice it up.

Merry Veggie Christmas!!!