Before (like before the internet), when you had friends over, you would open your recipe book, prepare a nice little dish from behind the bundles like blanquette or curry chicken for the more adventurous, and there you go, my pecker was gone. Now you have your friend Quentin who has become a vegetarian and your friend Khadija who doesn’t eat pork. It has become complicated for the lady of the house. And I’m not even telling you about your friend Marine who became a flexitarian.
Yes, remember, I told you about it here: What is flexitarism (click).
In a nutshell.
So, on the occasion of the day without meat (yes yes, it exists) I propose you a dish to be eaten between friends, Bolognese pasta but with a vegetarian bolognese.
Vegetarian Bolognese ?
Yes, I know, it sounds very antinomic. But I replaced the burger with soy and wheat steaks.
And hop, to every problem there is a solution! Thank you who?
For 4 people
- 300 g of pasta of your choice
- 2 soy and wheat steaks
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 carrots
- 250 ml vegetable stock
- 350 g of tomato coulis
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 pinch of pepper
- 1 pinch of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of dried oregano (or in the absence of herbes de Provence)
- 5 cm of a celery stalk
- 1 laurel leaf
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Peel the carrots, onion and garlic cloves. Remove the stalk from the celery stalk and remove 5 cm. Wash the vegetables and cut them into small cubes of about 5 mm.
Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan. Heat and then add the onion. Brown for 57 minutes, then add the garlic, carrots and celery. Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes, then add the pinch of sugar, bay leaf, oregano, vegetable stock and tomato coulis.
Cook for about 20 minutes uncovered. The carrots should be cooked. Taste and if necessary extend cooking for a few more minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook your veggie steaks like a classic burger (2 minutes on each side). Cut them into pieces while cooking. Then add the sauce, mix and it’s ready. All that’s left to do is pour it into the pasta.