I'm always veganizing recipes that I love...so...I'm working my way
through all of the amazing recipes in Julia Child's
Mastering the Art of French Cooking...
...making a Vegan Version of each one...... sometimes successfully - sometimes not...Recipe Count 297/524 (from Julie's count)...but really 659

Saturday, April 7, 2012

VEGAN GIGOT EN CHEVREUIL

[Vegan Leg of Lamb or Mutton Marinated in Red Wine]

...with the Seder Meal coming up at Church...I needed some Vegan Lamb...

...so I decided to go the seitan route...I mixed up a pretty basic seitan using:

dry:
1 1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1/4 cup soy flour
1 Tbsp vegan beef flavored bouillon
1/4 tsp garlic powder

liquid
1 cup red wine
1 1/2 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos
1 tsp tamari

...nothing really special there...but that's the 'lamb'...

...I divided it into two Gigots...

...the real genius of this recipe is Julia's Marinade cuite...
[Cooked Wine Marinade]

...you cook some vegetables - carrots, onions, celery, with some garlic in some oil

...then you add some peppercorns, parsley, and rosemary...and juniper berries if availble...

...in Julia's recipe this is just a cooked marinade...but I used it for the cooking liquid for the seitan...

...this is the perfect little vegan lamb that we took to the Church for the Vegan Seder...

...the next day...we cut up the other roast...

...and skewered it with some peppers and onions...and grilled it up...

...we served it with a nice Shiraz, some homemade bread, a wedge of iceberg lettuce, and rice...

...it was a colourful and delicious plate...

...the lamb chunks held up well on the grill...

...and had just the right texture...toothsome...I believe the foodies say...

...it was delicious...and really pretty simple...I'll definitely be making with vegan lamb seitan again...

Substitutions: Vegan Lamb Seitan for the lamb

Recipe here: Mastering the Art of French Cooking

pp. 341-342

1 comment:

  1. Yum yum yum, It looks juicy and tender. I've got to give it a try... never made it before but how bad can I stuff it up really?... we shall see!

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