Pasta Mushroom Balls on a bed of tomato sauce.

Who says vegans can’t have fresh pasta! (Not us, and when I mean us I mean vegans). A lot of fresh pasta out there in the supermarkets are either egg washed or the fillings are filled with cheese, chicken or any other manner of none-vegan trickery. This dish offers you the experience of fine dining your friends and family with a fresh pasta alternative that doesn’t lack in flavour or authenticity. Enjoy!

Serves 3
Ingredients
Pasta:
1. 200g Semolina flour
2. 100ml water

Filling:
1. 20g Thumb size ginger
2. 1 small red onion
3. 72g Button mushrooms
4. Handful of Coriander
5. Pinch of salt
6. Pinch of pepper
7. 1 lemon

Sauce:
1. 3 medium Fresh  tomatoes
2. Handful of basil
3. Pinch of Ground garlic
4. 20g Tomato puree
5. 1 tsp on dried oregano   and 200ml of fresh tomatoes

 

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Method

First, make the filling.

Filling:
1. Finely chop the ginger, red onion, mushrooms, coriander. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. (if you have a food processor using this instead)

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2. Squeeze the lemon in the bowl and mix well.
3. Flash fry the filling for 5 minutes on high heat. Turn off heat after and leave to cool before placing inside the pasta balls.

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Next stage..

Sauce:

  1. Blend all ingredients together minus the tomato puree.
  2. Place the sauce on a hot pan and bring to a boil. Add tsp of tomato puree. Reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes.

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Pasta:
1. Make a well using the flour, add all the water in the middle and mix both using your hands till kneaded. You know when it is done with the dough springs back.

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2. Leave it to rest under a cloth for 15 minutes.

 

Next stage..

Assembly:
1. Cut out 50g of dough from your large batch. Flatten, until approx. 1cm thickness.

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2. Place 5g to 7g of filling on top then fold all edges together and pinch the top so it is sealed. Then roll this into a ball till well rounded.

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3. Repeat until all filling and dough is used.

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4. Cook all balls in boiling water for 10 to 15 minutes – reduce the heat half way through to a low simmer

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To serve:

Place your sauce on the plate first. Then place 5 balls stacked. 4 in a square shape and 1 on top. Please see photo example. Top it with poppy seeds and chopped fresh basil. Serve hot.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. These look AMAZING – so professional and impressive! My mouth is watering…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. vgfood says:

      Thank you! It’s very easy to make you should give it a try. Good dish if you want to impress 🙂

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