I owe this in part to the half bottle of brandy I added whilst trying to take flambé pictures ;)
Continuing with the Vegan MoBo theme and in an attempt to prove that I eat food in between drinks:
Ingredients (Serves 2):
- 2 handfuls Fresh Mushrooms
- 1 handful Dried Mushrooms
- 1 Onion
- 1 clove Garlic
- Smoked Tofu
- 100ml Brandy
- 1 pint Mushroom Stock
- Fresh Soya Cream
Make up the stock and reconstitute dried mushrooms in it. Again you can use any - last night I used shiitake and porcini. Once they've softened up; remove from the stock and add to the pan.
Cook until onion is soft and the mushroom has released excess moisture. When the pan is hot and reasonably dry, add the brandy and light (standing back so you don't loose your eyebrows in the process). If you add it when the pan isn't hot enough or when the mushrooms are still releasing moisture then you'll have difficulty lighting.
You can add as much brandy as you like, but 100ml should be enough. It also works with sherry and I guess other booze too (but probably not kahlua).
Pour in the stock, bring to the boil and allow to simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed / boiled off. Add cream to taste, stir through and heat.
Season with salt/pepper and serve with tagliatelle or linguine. Waitrose in the UK sell fresh varieties of each.
Tomorrow I'll return to booze only, I promise.