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Gravy Queen

Bored with meat !

Although I have no intention of giving meat up, I do like a break from it now and again . We love vegetables and often do a few meat free dishes each week .

I wanted some ideas so got out my vegetarian books, but everything I wanted was in Delias Vegetarian book so am looking forward to trying some new meat free dishes .

I have chosen French onion soup , wild mushroom stroganoff, frying pan pizza, cheese and parsnip roulade , frigemole, and thick onion tart .

Interested in particular in trying a savoury roulade ,Has anyone done this one ?

What are your fave meat free dishes ?

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Tompeters

Bored with meat

Don't forget fish -- some fish is hugely beneficial in the diet. Maybe not chippie's cod 'n chips, tho'? ;)

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Thistledo

Bored with meat!

There are many risottos that are meat free, ie mushroom & pea. Search around if you like risottos, loads of 'em to be had.

We're having cheese and egg salad this evening.

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violet eyes

bored with meat

If you mean the roulade on page 148 then yes try it. We have had this for Christmas dinner and other times, it's really nice. Any left over can be frozen. There's loads of lovely meals to eat without meat in Delia's book.

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Gravy Queen

Bored with meat

Yes fish too definitely. I do a nice fish stew with different pieces of fish, with sweet peppers, tomatoes and maybe some greens, in a vegetable stock sometimes with a bit of creme fraiche stirred in at the end.

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Katrina B

Katrina B

I don't think you can go far wrong with a lovely piece of salmon, wrapped in foil with a dusting of olive oil, a little chopped garlic and black pepper cooked in the oven for 20 minutes, then served with new potatoes, the last of the season's asparagus and lovely whole new baby carrots. Pour over the juices from the fish and there you are.

Puddding? What else but English strawberries with cream or ice cream of your choice!

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Tompeters

Bored with meat

Salmon sounds good, KB. Or the old Pizza Express signature dish of smoked salmon fillet, parcelled in foil + oil + dill + little lemon, for 20 mins. We serve in the PE manner with fresh strongly-flavoured leaves and sauteed pots. Serve with PE House Dressing.

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Gravy Queen

Bored with meat

Oh my ! I made the cheese and parsnip roulade , worked beautifully and tastes amazing !!! Love it , do try it if you haven't had it .

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Essex Girl

Parsnip Roulade

Having intended to make a savoury roulade for a while now, I was inspired by Gravy's comments. Well, it was all very straight forward and I did the recipe in stages because I had to go out a couple of times yesterday. The base finally went in the oven and I was determined not to over-cook it. It felt quite firm so out it came. Big mistake. I turned it out on to the chopped nuts: the first bit came out beautifully, then the rest went splatt because it obviously hadn't been cooked enough! I didn't panic, just sort of "re-shaped" it and then put the parsnip mixture on top. I gritted my teeth and rolled it all up roulade-style with the help of the baking paper, which was surprisingly easy, despite the soft texture. I put it back in the oven to let it finish cooking and crisp up a bit on the outside. The end result was fantastic and I will definitely make it again, especially as I know that it can be made in advance and then reheated.

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Gravy Queen

Bored with meat

Good recovery Essex Girl!! :-)

It really is a lovely dish isnt it, one to make again!! Maybe with a sauce next time too.

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violet eyes

the roulade

I wonder what it would taste like using another vegetable instead of the parsnips. I would like to maybe try leeks. I suppose Delia chose to use parsnips because they are something that is popular to eat at Christmas.
Maybe sprouts would work to, what do you reckon?

If so I'd better put some on to boil, can't stand them under done :o)

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Wendy

Sprout roulade

What a good idea VE! You could serve it along with boiled sprouts as well.

I was only thinking yesterday it's about time for getting the sprouts on.

Wendy :)

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Yummy

Roulade

I'm sorry, but Sprout Roulade sounds totally disgusting.. bleurgh !!

Don't get me wrong I don't dislike sprouts, i like them especially with chestnuts and orange at Christmas.... but not roulade..... sorreeee !!

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Gravy Queen

Roulade ideas

I do like the idea though of varying the filling. Any veg that purees/creams well would be good, like creamed spinach maybe, or creamed cauliflower is lovely.

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Yummy

Roulade

You see, I may be being perverse, but creamed spinach and cauliflower doesn't sound so bad. Perhaps it's because I like my sprouts al dent&"233; and for them to be pur&"233;ed they would need to be...well, .... mushy and turn that horrid yellow colour ....

 
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