Two recipes to try this Meat Free Monday

Two recipes to try this Meat Free Monday


Posted 16th Oct 2017 by Peter Byrne

Have you heard of Meat Free Monday?

It's a scheme which encourages us to have a meat free day once a week, and raise awareness to the fact that such a dish doesn't have to be dull.

We have two delicious recipes for you to try to get started – tweet us at @homestylemaguk to let us know how you get on!

Vegetarian Risotto

Serves: 4 

You will need:

1 packet of Goodlife Cauliflower and Mature Cheddar Sausages
100g of dried porcini mushrooms
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 large onion
1 stick celery
2 cloves of garlic
500g arborio rice (risotto rice)
200ml white wine (optional)
1.25 litres of hot vegetable stock
40g butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

1 Soak the mushrooms in 200ml of boiling water for 10 minutes.

2 Chop the onion and celery and garlic into a small dice, you could do this in the food processor to save time.

3 Fry the onion, celery and garlic in the oil very slowly, on a low heat for 7-8 minutes don’t allow to colour.

4 Turn up the heat and add the rice, stir for 30 seconds and coat the rice in the vegetable mixture.

5 Add a small amount of the hot vegetable stock and stir until evaporated, add the wine at this point if you choose, and again stir until the wine has been absorbed.

6 Drain the mushrooms, reserving the liquid, and add the mushroom liquid to the risotto.

7 Be aware that the mushroom stock is a bit grainy at the bottom so don’t tip all the liquid in.

8 Chop the Goodlife sausages into 4 pieces and add to the pan, add the stock a little at a time, stirring occasionally, until it is all gone. This should take approximately 20 minutes.

9 The sausages will break apart and impart a delicious flavour into you risotto.

10 Add the butter and stir through the risotto.

11 Season to taste and check the rice is cooked.

12 Garnish with rocket and serve.

French Bean Pasta

Serves: 4 

You will need

8 x Goodlife French Bean & Spinach with Wensleydale Cheese Sausages
300g Tagliatelle
600g Carbonara/Cheese Sauce (vegetarian version)
100g Vegetarian Green Pesto
100g Peas
Hard Italian Style Cheese
Garlic Bread to serve

Directions

1 Cook the sausages as per instructions on the back of pack.

2 Bring a pan of lightly salted water to the boil, adding the pasta. Cook for 5-6 minutes then add the peas. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes.

3 Drain the pasta, and add the pesto and sauce. Stir, and cook on a low heat until sauce is warmed through.

4 Once cooked, chop the sausages into 3/4 and mix in with the pasta.

5 Split between 4 bowls, adding hard Italian style cheese and garlic bread where desired.

Recipes courtesy of Goodlife foods





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