This is one of the successful recipes I have been trying for an alternative dish to Turkey on Christmas day.
This is my first year as a vegetarian and I have to try different delicious options for myself.
This recipe is is delicious. To my surprise even my boys lived it so that is a win win.
My recommendation if you wanted to make this is: make the filling a night before! This will save you time and it will be better set the next day.
1 can of green lentils
1/2 red pepper
1/² green pepper
10 chestnut mushrooms
50g goats cheese
1 handful of nuts (almond, cashews, walnut)
1 pack of puff pastry ( I used the tesco rolled one which is 375g)
1. Cook the lentils in a small saucepan u til the are nice and soft.
2. Chop all the vegetables very finely and sauté with some olive oil
3. Add the nuts to the veggies and mix well and season well with herbs, paprika, sea salt and pepper
4. Place the veggies in a bowl and set aside to cool down, mix in the cheese crumbled
5. Roll out a piece of clean film, and place the veggie mixture and form a cylinder and wrap well with the film, something like this:
6. Place in the fridge to set for at least an hour (the longer the better)
7. Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius
8. Roll out your puff pastry, place the chilled vegetable mix in the middle and remove clean film
9. Wrap around the pastry and seal it with the beaten egg. Brush the rest of the piece with the egg.
10. Cut some Christmasy shapes with the left over pastry and stick them on top
11. Brush the shoes with the left over egg and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until pastry is nice and golden
12. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before you slice it