Tofu is one of the most versatile meat replacements I have found and it can be used in a wide range of Vegan dishes. With lots of health benefits Tofu can be a very valuable addition to the Vegan diet.
Tofu is a great source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is also provides a plant based source of iron and calcium as well as the minerals, manganese and phosphorous. In addition to this, it also contains magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1.
Paired with a creamy Mushroom sauce this pie filling is not only extremely satisfying, it is bound to get you excited about cooking.
For this pie I used extra firm tofu and drained the excess liquid. I have found the texture can vary depending on cooking time.
When I first buy Tofu I prepare it by cutting it into cubes. Then I put them in a tub in the freezer. Then whenever I need any I can just take it from the freezer and add it to my dishes.
When frozen the texture of tofu changes and it becomes chewier. I prefer this as it absorbs sauce a lot better and allows the flavour to soak into the tofu.
Creamy Mushroom and Tofu Pie
- 1 small Onion
- 1 stick Celery
- 3 cloves Garlic
- 150 g Mushrooms
- 100 g Extra firm Tofu
- 1 sprig Fresh Thyme or 1/2 tsp dried
- 1 tbsp Vegan Butter
- 1 tbp Soy sauce
- 200 ml Plant Milk
- 2 tsp Cornflour
- 3-4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
- 1 pack Vegan Puff Pastry
Melt butter in a frying pan. Then add finely chopped onion, celery and minced garlic. Fry for 5 mins on a medium heat.
If using fresh Tofu drain off excess water and cut into small cubes.
Chop mushrooms into cubes and add them to frying pan along with the soy sauce and chopped thyme.
Add tofu to frying pan and fry for a further 5 mins stirring frequently.
Add the plantmilk to the frying pan and simmer for 10 mins
Pre heat the oven to 190c
Add tsp cornflour to a bowl and add 1tsp water. Stir cornflour with water and add to the frying pan.
Now add Nutritional yeast if using and stir. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Cut Pastry to fit your dish and line the dish with the pastry. Add filling to the dish and cover with pastry. Use a fork to seal the edges and a knife to score a pattern on the top. Then brush the top with plant milk and put in the oven for 30 mins or until golden brown.