Monday, March 2, 2009

Is this tuna or chicken?

If you watch tv you probably found out about Jessica Simpson's famous moment where she questions if the food she was eating was tuna or chicken....if you are mysteriously disconnected from the world and didn't found out about this, here's the clip.

Now that we know about it you can kind of guess were I'm going with the title of this post.

I've made and posted a recipe for vegan tuna on this blog, but now I'll be sharing a recipe for tuna casserole. This recipe is incredibly delicious when it's eaten cold, and it's great to take to a potluck or a picnic.
Oh and by the way...
Dear Miss Jessica Simpson:
It doesn't matter if it's Tuna or's still very gross.
Miss Jessica maybe you should try this recipe.

1 medium onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
10 oz. of any mushroom you like, sliced
4 tablespoon vegan margarine
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/4 cup flour
2 cups veggie broth
1-1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup of peas(they can be frozen)
1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and mashed
1/2 cup of bread crumbs
8 oz. fusilli pasta

Heat 1 tablespoon vegan margarine in a pan. Add onion, celery and mushrooms and saute for a few minutes. When mushrooms give off liquid, add soy sauce. Keep cooking until all vegetables are tender, turn off heat.

In a medium soup pot, melt the remaining 3 tablespoon vegan margarine over low heat. Stir in the flour and whisk for a few minutes. It will get thick. Start adding the broth bit by bit, whisking all the while and bring to a boil. Add the soymilk little by little and continue to stir and simmer. Add the mushroom/celery/onion mixture and lemon juice. Season with salt, pepper and some paprika. Add the mashed chickpeas and peas a spoonful at a time to break it up evenly throughout the sauce.

Cook pasta until al dente, approx. 9 minutes. Drain and return it to the pot. Add the mushroom sauce to the pasta and stir gently to combine. Transfer the mixture to the baking dish. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 15 minutes at 350ºF. Uncover the dish and sprinkle bread crumbs on top and bake for another 5-6 minutes or so or until the top is browned and crispy.
You can eat it as it is, but it's way better when cold.
I ate it right when it came out and it was delicious but when I had it cold for dinner, man! It was amazing!
If you have any questions about this recipe or any other please comment on the blog or send me and email to Take care people.....oh and I'm very excited about the next post because I've been trying recipe after recipe for vegan pancakes and I finally got it right!

1 comment:

Gina said...

Yay, a post I can read! I need to figure out how to get blogs translated.

I totally agree, chicken or fish, its nasty. Your casserole sounds really yummy!