Vegetable Wellington with Steamed Greens & Gravy

Vegetable Wellington with Steamed Greens & Gravy

Serves

4 Persons

Prep time

40 Minutes (plus time for the filling to cool)

Cook time

35-40 Minutes

Total time

1 Hour 20 Minutes (plus time for the filling to cool)

Ingredients

For the wellington
300g Spinach
240g Peeled butternut squash
200g Oyster mushrooms
180g Chestnuts
30g Feta (optional)
2 Slices of gluten free bread made into breadcrumbs
1 Large ready rolled sheet of gluten free puff pastry
1 Egg
2 Tbsp Milk
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1/2 Lemon – zest & juice
1/2 Tbsp Garlic infused olive oil*
1 Tsp Dried rosemary
Sea salt and ground black pepper

To serve
1 Pouch of Bay’s Kitchen Vegetable Gravy with Thyme & Chives (300g)
200g Cavolo nero
10g Butter

Nutrition (per serve)

Kcal – 550
Fat – 25g
of which saturates – 9.9g
Carbohydrates – 64g
of which sugars – 11g
Fibre – 12g
Protein – 12g
Salt – 2.1g

Please note this is calculated using 280g gluten-free pastry sheet.

Method
  • Preheat your oven to 180oc. Cut the peeled butternut squash into chunks and drizzle with the garlic olive oil and rosemary and toss everything together. Roast for about 25 minutes, or until the squash chunks are soft.
  • Meanwhile prepare the rest of your wellington.
  • Boil a kettle. Place the spinach in a colander and pour over the just boiled water to wilt it, then set to one side to cool.
  • Place the oyster mushrooms in a food processor and blitz into small pieces. Set to one side. Repeat with the chestnuts, so they resemble breadcrumbs.
  • Heat ½ tbsp of the regular olive oil over a medium heat in a non-stick pan and fry the mushrooms off with black pepper for 4-5 minutes until the water they release evaporates. Season and tip into a bowl so they can cool completely.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan and crumble in the chestnuts. Cook for 2-3 minutes until they smell nutty, and then add your gluten free breadcrumbs and cook for a further 1-2 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the lemon zest.
  • Once the squash is cooked, tip it into a large bowl with the chestnut bread mixture. Squeeze the wilted spinach to remove any excess water and then chop, and add it to the squash bowl with the lemon juice and crumbled feta. Mix everything together and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Leave to cool completely before assembling your wellington, or the pastry will fall apart.
  • Now assemble your Wellington. Lay a sheet of baking paper onto a large baking tray and lay your puff pastry sheet on top. Spread the mushroom mixture over the top of the pastry sheet leaving a 10cm border on each side.
  • Next, take handfuls of the squash mixture, squeeze it together and then place in a thick line down the middle of the pastry, leaving space either side so you can fold the edges up to cover the filling.
  • Make your egg wash by whisking together the egg with the milk. Now, take one side of the baking parchment and lift it over to the middle, so that the pastry folds over the filling. Brush a line of egg wash down the edge of the other side and then bring that up to the middle to seal the filling – the two sides should overlap in the middle.
  • Now fold each end upwards to enclose the filling and seal with the egg wash.
  • Carefully roll the wellington over so the seal is on the bottom and brush a little egg wash over the top of the wellington. You can then use a knife to carefully score a criss cross pattern on the top of your pastry.
  • Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until puffed up and golden brown.
  • Once your wellington is ready, heat your gravy in a pan and pan fry your cavolo nero in the butter.
  • Serve in slices with the greens and plenty of gravy.

*The FODMAPs in garlic are soluble in water, not in oil, therefore garlic infused oil is Low FODMAP. Ensure you buy ‘infused’ oil and not flavoured, as flavoured will have garlic pieces or powder in it.

This recipe has been reviewed and approved as Low FODMAP by Registered Dietician Laura Tilt.

2 Comments

  1. I made this and it is gorgeous! I found fresh oyster mushrooms hard to source so resorted to using dried instead. They were moreish and meaty and with an added bonus that I was then able to use the rehydrating liquor to make a yummy fodmap friendly gravy using the Bay’s Kitchen concentrated stock, mustard, maple, dried herbs, cornflour, a little redcurrant jelly and red wine. Delicious!!!

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    • And without wishing to be too smug…I made a gluten free, dairy free puff pastry too. Not sure if that was classically ‘flaky’ enough, but it all tasted lush.

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