Marrow & potatoes layer with beet & sweet corn stir


Fresh Corn, Beetroots

Fresh Corn, Beetroots

Remember this dish I made with the marrow? I did promised a vegan option and ha forgotten to post it. Here it is.

Serves 3

Ingredients for the layer:

  • 600g Marrow

    Ingredients for the dish

    Can you see the Tofu slices?

  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 3 medium firm tomatoes
  • 100g Tofu sliced and deep-fried to give it texture
  • 1 small red onion (optional)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 30g butter (dairy free)
  • 100ml Alpro single cream
  • 50g Flour
  • 1 Maggi stock cubes
  • White pepper
  • Salt

Preparations:

How to layer the elements of the dish

How to layer the elements of the dish

1 – Peel the marrow and keep the skin strips for decoration. Now slice the peeled marrow in 1cm width and set aside. Peel the potatoes and cut in slices about the size as the marrow. set aside. Now do the same thing for the tomato and red onion. Make sure that your Tofu is deep-fried as it will give texture to your dish. Set aside.

2 – for the batter: The batter will help to hold everything together. Melt about 25g of the butter and crush the whole stock cube in it to dissolve. Add the cream to the mix then, the flour and the finely chopped garlic. Mix well, add salt and white pepper. Set aside.

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees.

Layering completed

Layering completed

Method:

Butter a regular size loaf tin, place 1 layer of potatoes, then a layer of marrow, then onion, then tomatoes, then tofu.  Dust with a pinch of salt and white pepper. Then repeat the process. If you can, make sure that a layer of potato is at the top of the dish simply because you will use it as indicator to judge if the dish it cooked. Potato is the hardest of all the vegetables used here.

The dark green strips you see on this photo are strips of peels from the marrow that I am using to decorate my dish. The strips were placed on the bottom of the baking tin, then folded over the dish and held with tooth pick just before placing it in the oven.

Ready to serve

Ready to serve

Once the layers are done. Stir the batter previously prepared and pour it, not on top, but on the sides of the layers.

Now place your dish in the oven for 1h20 minutes.

Now time to prepare the accompaniment.

Beet & corn stir

For this, you will need:

  • 1 big fresh sweet corn cob
  • 1 precooked beetroot or a fresh one if you can find it

    Corn kernels

    Corn kernels

  • 1 yellow sweet pepper
  • 1 very small red onion
  • 50g roughly crush walnut
  • 2 twigs of thyme
  • Fresh parsley
  • 25g Butter (dairy free)
  • Black pepper & salt obviously

Start by shelling the corn kernels from the cob or simply go through the cob with the knife like I did on the picture above.

Chop separately all the elements of your dish then set aside.

Ingredients for the stir fry

Ingredients for the stir fry

Now, in a frying pan, melt the butter and fry the chopped onions and thyme until brown. Now, add the sweet corn and stir for 2 minutes. Then add the sweet pepper in the mix, stir for 2 minutes, add the beetroot and the fresh parsley, stir well for 1 minute and add the crushed walnut. Season with salt and pepper, Mix, cover and remove from the stove and cover so the steam will finish softening the vegetables. It is ready.

Time to check on your layers in the oven. The hardest ingredient in the dish is the potato. If you put a knife through the dish and it goes through smoothly, and comes up just slightly moist, then your dish is ready. if not, add cooking time to your oven.

Please note: not all oven perform with the same power.

Bursting with colours and flavours

Bursting with colours and flavours

Leave your dish to cool for few minutes then, serve.

Don’t forget to post a comment!

Voila! Bon appétit.

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3/3 Tomato conserve – The vegan set


Thank you for coming back for the last in the series. in this post you will find vegan options to impress those special guests using your tomato conserve.

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Easy vegan canapés

The tomato can be used as a base for canapés.

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The Tofu canapé

The Tofu canapé:
Here, the first set of canapés is made out of thin French toast, smooth spreadable tomato conserve. Rocket salad, fried courgette and browned tofu. For the courgette and the Tofu, cut them in the size you will use in your canapés, then, dust with salt and pepper. Heat. 2 table spoons of rapeseed oil then brown each side of the tofu and courgette. This will only take about 1 min and half per side. Leave both to cool down before the montage, or the rocket will become limb.

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The caviar of lentils canapé

The caviar of lentils canapé:
The canapé above is made of French toast, tomato conserve spread, rocket salad, grilled tomato caviar of green lentils.
Cut a fresh tomato in the size you will use on your canapés, again, dust with salt and pepper, drizzle with rapeseed oil and place under the grill for about 5 mins each side. Do keep an eye on it or it will burn. For the lentils (precooked), measure the quantity you will use for the canapés, add a dollop of the smooth conserve with melted dairy free butter and black pepper. mix. Now you are ready for the montage: toast, spread, rocket leaf, grilled tomato, lentils caviar.

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The vegetable platter

The vegetable platter:
Serve the tomato as one of the dips for a vegetable platter. Here the patter includes cucumbers, carrots, red and yellow peppers, potato chips and Shop bought humous.

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roasted vegetable and tofu

Oven roasted vegetable and tofu served warm on a bed of rocket salad.
As you can see, I have used the left over from the vegetable platter, added some onion rings with tofu chunks and placed in the oven for 45 minutes at 180C. Serve warm and top with partially crushed cashew roasted nuts

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Aubergine layer & Lentils caviar

Aubergine layer & Lentils caviar
Cut your aubergine in 2 cm thickness, do the same for courgette, tomato and tofu. Pre fry the aubergine and courgette in olive oil for 1 min on each side before mounting and ready for the oven. In the following order: aubergine, tomato conserve, courgette, tomato conserve, fresh tomato and then, tofu. Dust with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil and place in the oven for 30 mins at 180C. Layers to be served hot with a caviar of green lentils. The caviar is made out of precooked lentils, a small amount of the mouth conserve and dairy free butter.

I hope you have enjoyed the series and will be posting your comments here.

Et voila!