Vegetarian Wellington – a Great Idea for Christmas

Recipes

If you are entertaining a vegetarian this Christmas, or if you just fancy a change, it’s good to be able to cook something fresh rather than relying on shop-bought dishes. Here is an idea for a vegetarian wellington which contains plenty of Christmas flavours:

  1. Cook 3 onions and 2 cloves of garlic until they are lightly golden. Once they’re almost ready, add in a handful of freshly chopped herbs – sage will provide a very festive flavour.
  2. Chop a tin of cooked chestnuts and mix with 50g dried cranberries and any other nuts and seeds which you want to include.
  3. Add in a sprinkling of breadcrumbs before combining the mixture with the onions, garlic and herbs. Mix in one egg to bind.
  4. On a baking sheet covered with grease-proof paper, lay out one sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry. Spread out the nut mixture down the middle.
  5. Top it with cheese of your choice. Goats’ cheese is particularly delicious – you’ll need about 150g in total.
  6. Wrap the pastry around the filling, or try plaiting it for form a lattice if you’re feeling adventurous. It’s not too difficult and there are plenty of video instructions which can be found online.
  7. Beat one egg and brush it generously over the pastry. Bake at 180° for around 30-40 minutes, until the pastry is a light golden colour.
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