Vegan Mushroom Wellington
This is an impressive main dish to serve guests and is deceptively easy. We tested the Mushroom Wellington with both puff pastry and filo pastry and both produced terrific results!
- Prep time20 min
- 105 ml Becel® Vegan margarine divided into 5 Tbsp. (75 ml) PLUS 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) melted
- 1 cup (250 ml) finely diced yellow onion (1 medium)
- 1 1/2 tsp. (22 ml) crushed fresh garlic (3-4 large cloves)
- 4 portobello mushrooms, cleaned and cut into 1/2-inch slices
- 4 large brown mushrooms (aprox. 7 oz), cut in quarters
- 4 cups (1 L) sliced white and brown mushrooms
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) red wine
- 1 tsp. (5 ml) chopped fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tsp. (5 ml) sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. (2 ml) fresh ground pepper
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry or 5 sheets of filo pastry
- PLUS 1/2 cup (125 ml) melted Becel® Vegan
- extra thyme sprigs for garnish
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Thaw the filo or puff pastry according to the package directions and if using the filo pastry, cover with a damp cloth.
- In a large frying pan, heat Becel® Vegan margarine on medium heat and add the diced onion. Sauté until the onion is transparent, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring.
- Add all of the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms start to soften, approximately 10 minutes. Add the wine, thyme, salt and pepper and stir occasionally until the mushrooms are fully cooked and softened and the mixture is thick with no excess moisture at the bottom of the pan. Remove the mixture from the stove, place in a medium bowl and cool to room temperature.
- If using the filo pastry, place one sheet of filo on to the middle of the parchment-lined baking sheet and brush the filo sheet lightly with melted Becel® Vegan using a pastry brush. Place another layer directly on top of the first sheet, lining them up, and brush again with melted Becel® Vegan. Repeat until you have 5 layers on top of each other.
- If using the puff pastry, roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to approximately 14”x 18”. Place the rolled sheet of puff pastry on top of the parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Spoon the cooled mushroom mixture lengthwise in the middle of the pastry of your choice, leaving a 3-4” border along the edges of the pastry.
- Carefully fold the pastry over the mushroom mixture in a burrito style, rolling it from the long end and gently tucking in the ends as you roll.
- Lightly brush the exterior of the Wellington with melted Becel® Vegan margarine and bake until the pastry is golden brown, approximately 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, transfer the Wellington to a long plate or platter, and garnish with the fresh thyme sprigs. Cut into pieces before serving.
Substitution: Substitute 5 sheets of vegan filo pastry and 1/2 cup (125 ml) melted Becel® Vegan margarine for the 1 sheet of vegan puff pastry and 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) Becel® Vegan margarine. Thaw the filo according to package directions and cover with a damp cloth. Place one sheet of filo on to the middle of the parchment-lined baking sheet and brush the filo sheet lightly with some of the melted Becel® Vegan margarine using a pastry brush. Place another layer directly on top of the first sheet, lining them up, and brush again with melted Becel® Vegan margarine. Repeat until you have 5 layers on top of each other.