No not a Nut Roast, though I do love them or the very trendy Seitan Roast, no its a Cauliflower Wellington.
I was inspired to make this after I saw a UK supermarket chain sharing its festive range last year and it included a Cauliflower Wellington. It was a whole head of cauliflower covered with a butternut and minced mushroom stuffing that was flavoured with red wine and spices associated with Christmas. It was then wrapped in a puff pastry. I did not get to try the supermarket version, but in true Shaheen style I thought I'd attempt to make a version of Cauliflower Wellington at home.Here it is; my celebratory whole Cauliflower Nut Roast Wellington. Is it not marvellous?! And are you not impressed?! I am for once.
I cooked the whole cauliflower head, then covered it in a homemade nut roast and then wrapped it puff pastry. It then went into the oven to bake and go all golden.
The photographs here don't do my Celebratory Whole Cauliflower Nut Roast Wellington justice to the dish, so I hope to make it again with a few additional tweaks as the nut roast combo was good, but could also have been taken to another level. I also think that I may use of shortcrust pastry, instead of puff pastry. This recipe is work in practice with other flavour combinations coming to mind, so watch this space.