Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bangers and Mash with Mushy Peas & Onion Gravy

Last year, I went back to London and dined at a newer restaurant, Zilli. I had bangers and mash there as well as at manna restaurant. I preferred manna's to Zilli's, but either way, I was inspired to make my own. The mushy peas are not traditional as they should be soaked overnight. This is a quick version.

Bangers and Mash with Mushy Peas & Onion Gravy
* Prep Time: 15 minutes
* Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
* Ingredients (for bangers and mash):
* Ingredients (for mushy peas):
  • 8 oz frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch sugar*
  • 2 tbsp soy butter*
* Ingredients (for onion gravy):
  • 1/4 small yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour*
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup white wine*
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch mixed with water

* Recipe (for bangers and mash):
  1. In a grill pan on medium heat, place the vegan sausages and cook each side turning over every few minutes. Cook for a total of about 10-15 minutes. 
* Recipe (for mushy peas):
  1. In a small pot, add peas and water. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, sugar, and butter. Cook for another 5-10 minutes until all the liquid has evaporated.
  3. Mash the peas when done cooking.
* Recipe (for onion gravy):
  1. Add olive oil to a small sauce pan and heat over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
  2. Next, add the flour and combine well with the onions. Put in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the gravy is thick.
* Note: For vegan sausages, I used Field Roast brand. I would say the Smoked Apple Sage would be the best to use for this recipe. Of course, one could always use Tofurky or others. Make sure your sugar is vegan! For soy butter, I like the olive oil based Earth Balance. I used whole wheat flour because I was out of all-purpose flour. Feel free to use whatever you wish. Lastly, make sure your wine is vegan. Frey and Bonterra (their whites are vegan, but their red wine is not, to note) are vegan. 

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