Plant-Based 'Chicken' and Festive Stuffing Wellington

Not too tricky
Not too tricky
Not too tricky
Not too tricky
1:15 h

As the trees are decorated and Mariah Carey blasts out our radios, we're getting into the festive spirit with this golden and delicious plant-based wellington, made with the Meatless Farm Plant-Based Chickenless Roast. This is the ultimate alternative to the traditional Christmas Dinner Turkey. With its incredible taste and texture and its high protein content, this Chickenless Roast is a no-brainer for the festive period. Check out this delicious vegan Christmas recipe and impress the whole family, meat eaters and all!

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For the wellington

<item-todo-done>1 Meatless Farm Plant-Based Chickenless Roast<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 jar of smooth & quality cranberry sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 ready-rolled plant-based shortcrust pastry sheets<item-todo-done>

For the stuffing

<item-todo-done>1 red onion<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 garlic cloves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>300g chestnut mushrooms<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 sprigs of fresh thyme<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>6 sage leaves<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 180g bag of pre-prepared chestnuts<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100g wholemeal bread<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp olive oil<item-todo-done>

For the glaze

<item-todo-done> plain flour to dust<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>50ml oat milk or any other plant-based milk<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Preheat oven to 200ºC, fan setting l Food processor l High sided frying pan | Large baking tray lined with parchment paper | Box grater | Mini Christmas cookie cutters (optional) | Rolling pin | Pastry brush

Prepare the ingredients

  • Peel and finely dice the red onion and garlic
  • Grate the mushrooms with coarse side of the box grater
  • Scrape the thyme leaves off the stalks between your thumb and forefinger
  • Finely slice the sage leaves

Cook the base of the stuffing

  • Warm the olive oil in a frying pan over a medium heat
  • Add the diced onion, garlic and a pinch of salt to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes
  • Add the grated mushrooms and stir for 5-10 minutes until soft
  • Add the thyme and sage and stir until nearly all the moisture has evaporated (approximately a further 3-4 minutes)
  • Take the pan off the heat and leave to cool to room temperature

Prepare the stuffing

  • Add the chestnuts and bread to the food processor and pulse into textured crumbs
  • Add the crumb mixture to the pan and fold through (the mixture should be quite sticky and clumpy)
  • Once everything has come together, leave to one side to cool until needed

Prepare the wellington

  • Use a small sharp knife to cut a criss cross pattern all over the Meatless Farm Plant-Based Chickenless Roast
  • Unroll one sheet of pastry on the baking sheet
  • Spoon approximately ⅙ of the stuffing into the centre of the pastry sheet and place the Chickenless Roast on top
  • Spoon the cranberry sauce onto the Chickenless Roast and use a butter knife to spread it all over
  • Now carefully encase the cranberry sauce covered Chickenless Roast with the remaining stuffing, making sure it’s as smooth as possible
  • Take the second sheet of pastry and neatly lay it over the prepared Chickenless Roast
  • Use your hands to neatly press and seal the pastry around the Chickenless Roast
  • Take a small knife and remove the excess pastry at the base of the wellington

Decorate the wellington & bake

  • Take the leftover pastry and roll it into a ball
  • Flour a clean surface and roll the ball of leftover pastry out into a ½ cm thick sheet
  • Use the Christmas cookie cutters to cut out shapes
  • Use a pastry brush to brush the wellington all over with oat milk
  • Decorate the wellington with the shapes, brush the shapes so they don’t burn
  • Remove the wellington from the oven and leave to rest for 5 minutes before cutting into slices and serving with the full Christmas dinner works!
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