Forget about liver – why vegetarian pâté can make sublime sandwiches
Any veggie or vegan knows that well-made vegetarian pâté is outstanding. And you don’t need to head to cosmopolitan Paris to sample the latest faux gras spreads that are all the rage in Europe. It’s a fairly easy matter to mix up your own faux gras to experience the taste that’s taking the vegetarian and meat-eating communities by storm.
About faux gras
The original faux gras vegetarian pâté recipe was created by Michelin-starred chef Alexis Gauthier at his London eatery. He worked with ethical organisation PETA and the kitchen whizkids at Boshi to create his plant-based spread. You don’t have to travel to London to check out this delicious plant-based spread, though. You’ll discover loads of brilliant vegetarian pâté recipes online. Try making some of those, and then perfect your own secret recipe to stun guests at dinner parties and events.
A basic faux gras recipe contains walnuts, mushrooms, butter, onion, lentils, garlic, lemon and herbs to taste. Follow one of the recognised recipes if you want to make pâté that tastes similar to foie gras, or tweak them slightly to make your own out-of-this-world vegetarian pâté.
How it’s made
Once you’ve gathered all the ingredients needed for your veggie gras spread, you simply need to fry the mushrooms, garlic and onions in olive oil and butter. Blend all the other ingredients in a food processor, add your cooked mix and season the pâté to taste. Spoon the spread into a serving bowl and chill for a few hours before serving.
Serve up vegetarian pâté with crusty chunks of bread, toast or crackers. It’s an ideal starter for any vegetarian meal, or a filling lunch to enjoy at work.
Any other ingredients?
Lemon, rosemary, soy sauce, lemon juice and cayenne pepper are all essential ingredients for popular faux gras recipes. Other ingredients to consider include tomatoes, aubergines, peppers and butter beans.
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