This healthy and delicious Cauliflower Wellington is a preparation of a whole cauliflower coated with a mushroom duxelles and Dijon, and then wrapped in puff pastry and baked.
Preparation is really quite easy especially compared to the original vegan Wellington that I have posted for the past couple of years.
The only changes I would make to this Cauliflower Wellington would be to prepare some extra mushroom duxelles for stuffing. Also, season, season, season! The roasting brings out a nutty taste, but the cauliflower still needs a lot of seasoning to sparkle.
And don't forget to top off this Cauliflower Wellington with the most delicious vegan gravy ever!
Cauliflower Wellington with Mushroom Duxelles & Puff Pastry
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- 1 medium cauliflower
- 4 tablespoons of vegan butter
- 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped thyme
- 1 teaspoon of fresh chopped sage
- 1 17.3 ounce package vegan frozen thawed puff pastry or vegan dough
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Ground black pepper
- 12-15 large white or Cremini mushrooms or mixture of both, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- 6 fresh chestnuts, cooked, peeled and chopped (or cooked peeled chestnuts from a jar)
- 1½ teaspoons of chopped fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Fresh Ground black pepper
- Bring a small saucepan of water to a boil. Add chestnuts and cook until soft, about 20 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly. Peel and chop chestnuts and set aside.
- Place the mushrooms, garlic cloves, walnuts, and chestnuts into a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add the herbs, salt and pepper and pulse a couple of more times.
- Saute in a dry hot pan to intensify the flavors and remove the water from the mushrooms. This will take about 7-10 minutes. When all the water has been fried off, remove and refrigerate until assembly.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a small saucepan, heat and melt the butter, thyme and sage. Set aside
- Remove all the cauliflower leaves including the ones on the bottom of the cauliflower. Trim off the stem.
- Please the cauliflower on the baking sheet, stem side down. Brush the cauliflower with the herb butter covering it completely. Sprinkle on the ½ teaspoon of salt, distributing it equally. Season with ground black pepper. Bake until the cauliflower turns a light golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Brush with remaining butter and let cool.
- On a floured surface, place 1 puff pastry sheet on top of the other. Roll out the puff pastry or dough to a 14-inch by 14-inch round. Brush the dough with Dijon mustard. Spread the mushroom mixture over the dough leaving a 2-inch-wide border all the way around. Turn the cauliflower upside down on top of and in the middle of the vegan dough.
- Fold the dough around the cauliflower so that the whole thing is enclosed. Turn the cauliflower right side up and place it back onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and bake until the dough is cooked and a golden brown, 50-60 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving. Slice into wedges. Serve with vegan gravy.