Sunday, 4 February 2018

Mushroom Wellington Roast Spiral

These Mushroom Wellington Roast Spirals  were inspired from my time in Glasgow and when we went to The 13th Note in Merchant City.  The 13th Note was my favourite vegetarian/vegan  eatery in Glasgow, plus it being a popular music venue too.  

At the time there were not that many vegetarian or vegan eateries in Glasgow, there was The 13th Note, Mono and Stereo which was well  hidden in an alley way, unless of course you knew where to look and of course we did.   And there was The 78 Cafe Bar near Kelvingrove Art Museum. but it was relatively new. There was also Grassroots that was close to the University of Glasgow but the the vegetarian - vegan cafe closed down in 2009, though I have recently learned that it has re-opened once again.  It was one of my haunts in my University days.

However, it is only in the last 5 years, that a number of meat-free eateries have appeared Glasgow, so much so that in 2013, PETA voted Glasgow as the most friendly city in the UK.  
Back to The 13th Note, I remember them presenting my vegan Sunday Roast dinner with individual portions of Mushroom Wellington Roast Spirals.  I was well impressed and never forgot about it.  I will often now make a batch of individual portions and put them in the freezer for easy meals . Its also the one time, D is deceived into eating nut roast  encased in puff pastry and guess what, he thoroughly enjoys it.
The  filling in these Spirals can be anything, from ratatouille to curry filling, but I have used Nadine Abensur's Mushroom Wellington filling from The Cranks Bible.   Here's the link that will also take you to Nadine Abensur's website as well.  The last time I used this filling was over Christmas to fill puff pastry in the shape of a Christmas Tree. 

Another reason for showcasing these Mushroom Wellington Roast Spirals is that we are fans of the French TV series Spiral. We will be watching catching up with the powerful conclusion tonight.   

22 comments:

  1. Looks good!
    In Glasgow we like The Blue Chair on the High Street,number 85.Not entirely veggie,but owned an run by an Aussie chef who has been here for over 20 years, and good for vegan/veggie/GF..no website,but lookon fb.

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    1. Thanks gz. I don't think The Blue Chair was there when we lived in Glasgow as I never heard of it, unless it was well hidden. I would love to go back someday and stay for a week, so that I could eat and check out these new places.

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  2. These look so tasty! I need to make something similar soon. And I also remember the days all too well when there weren't too many veggie options available when eating out.

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    1. Thanks VegHog, there are so many places to eat nowadays, but not all are creative.

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  3. how impressive - I love how pretty these look. does the pastry cook well on the inside of the spirals. and I am glad you have a way to coax D to eat a little nut roast

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    1. Thanks Johanna. Yes the pastry does cook, though not to the extent as the outer pastry layer. The secret is to roll it lightly, not tightly - giving it space to expand and cook a little more. Yes - D is fooled. makes me smile.

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  4. That looks so delicious, great idea to freeze individual portions. I haven't been to Glasgow for a few years but I never go hungry when we visit! We like to nip into Stereo just before getting the train home.

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    1. Thank you. I haven't to Glasgow now for over five years, so much has changed in a small amount of time - we should pay a visit some time soon. I was never a fan of Stereo when I lived there, but hoping it has improved.

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  5. I haven't tried those or even seen them before, but I must say they look absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thank you Lon - sometimes homemade is where creativity begins.

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  6. That's very clever stuff - a bit of a twist, and it's a whole nother dish! I'm also heartened to hear about a rebirth of a veg*n favourite - the world needs more meat-free eateries. I wonder if the spirals are back on the menu?! On a separate note - I've never seen Spiral, but people keep recommending it to me. Am I too late to start catching up?

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    1. Thanks Joey. A bit of a twist indeed.
      And yes, there def. needs to be more Independent meat-free eateries (esp. those that offer something a bit different too - like my place did once upon a time)

      Re Spriral. Yes, watch it - its not too late at all.
      We binged! The only series i have not enjoyed much it the present one/the last one.

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  7. What a cool looking meal!! Matt make a two-toned spiral bread that I love, partly just on appearance!

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    1. Thank you so much. OOOOOOhhhh two toned spiral bread - You must share, please.

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    2. I think I have Matt making a filo-mushroom-nutcheese-caramelized-onion spiral for dinner tonight! ;)

      As it happens, I blogged about the spiral bread, complete with reasonably shoddy photos even! http://bld-in-mt.blogspot.com/2012/03/two-toned-bread-spiral-bread.html

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    3. Your dinner sounds lovely.

      Thank you so much for sharing the link. I am off to check it out now.

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  8. these spirals look so good Shaheen. and i do love mushrooms so you can't go wrong there. cheers sherry

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    1. Thank you so much Sherry. They really are good. I wish I made them more often.

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  9. These look and sound so delicious. You have made just a lovely presentation with them. And well, anything with mushrooms makes me a happy girl =)
    I like the idea of freezing them in individual servings for quick leftovers too.

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    1. Thank you Kimmy.
      This is def. a recipe worth making and freezing.

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