I am looking for a recipe for a Vegetable Pot Pie that tastes like the chicken type. Probably made with tofu. Please, none with canned vegetables and frozen dough.
Tofu Pot Pie
Crust: Make a pie crust for 9" pie. Pre-bake 15" @ 400
Filling: 1 lb. tofu
1 cup peas
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
Gravy: 3 tbs butter(or oil)
5 tbs flour
3-4 cups vegetable stock
Garlic powder to taste
dash of sesame oil
chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp basil
Marinate tofu in 1/4-1/2 cup of tamari(or soy sauce). Fry in oil.(Save marinade to add to filling.)
Make gravy: Melt butter or oil. Add flour to make roux. Add stock and cook til thickened. Add seasonings and parsley.
Steam carrots, potatoes and peas. Add to tofu & water chestnuts.Add reserved marinade. Stir gravy into and pour into pie shell.
Cook @ 400 until hot--approx. 30".
When making any faux chicken casserole dish, I think it's the stock that's the secret to getting a chickeny flavor. My personal favorite is:
GREEN BROTH - Laurel's Kitchen by Laurel Robertson
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup green split peas
2 T oil
2 qts hot water
1 large carrot, cut up
1 celery stalk, cut up
l potato, cut up
Saute onion, whole garlic clove, bay leaf and split peas in oil until delicately brown. (Careful. Once the peas start to color they can burn fast.) Add water and veggies. Cover and simmer at least 30 min, longer if possible. Strain for a clear broth. Reserve the cooked carrots, celery and potato for other uses. Discard the rest. Salt to taste.
(I add lots of salt in an effort to make it taste like the Campbell's Chicken Rice Soup of my childhood. :>)
Once you've got a good base you can add whatever chopped veggies you want (the ones from the broth are handy) along with tofu or TVP or (my personal choice) Veat. Thicken with a paste of cornstarch and water. Pour into a casserole dish and top with the crust of your choice.
I serve this with whole berry cranberry sauce.