With all the holiday parties coming up, and with three containers of musheooms sitting around, I went searching for a new non-dairy version of mushroom pate.
I used the Roots ingredient list as a starting point and went off to find what may use shiitake, cremini and Portobello mushrooms. Found a couple of candidates, but I wanted a creamier version than the recipes gave me.
These ended up being the “secret” indredients.
A cream cheese alternative. Maple syrup. Tamari.
This is what I used.
12 oz. total of the mushrooms, about equal between the cremini, shiitake and the Portobello.
These were put in a pan with about 2 tbsp. of olive oil. A little salt and pepper, 1/2 tsp of thyme and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Cooked until browned. Cooled.
Then, mixed in the food processor with 1/4 cup of toasted walnut pieces. Four cloves of roasted garlic. 1 tsp of lemon juice. 1/2 tsp of tamari. 1 tbsp. of maple syrup. 4 ounces of the non dairy cheese.
It came out looking like this.
Tastes almost like the Roots version but made just a bit different with the addition of that cheese.
This is a winner. It will be taken to a few parties.