Monday, September 29, 2014

Post 19; Seitan and K!dney pie.

"Harry had just finished telling Ron what had happened when he'd left the grounds with Professor McGonagall. Ron had a piece of steak and kidney pie halfway to his mouth, but he'd forgotten all about it."- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,  Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)

So the seitan I made a few posts back really shines here. I've never had steak and kidney pie. I've never eaten kidney period, so it may not taste like the real deal but I'm fine with that! This was SO good!

1 1/2 c. diced seitan about a 1/2 in  or a touch smaller.
1 medium/small red onion quartered and sliced
8oz button mushrooms quartered
 1Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp Flour (more if needed to thicken later)
1/4tsp onion powder
1/4tsp garlic powder
1/2tsp black pepper
 pinch salt
 Broth from the seitan about a bit over a cup
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

3c. flour

1cup shortening/margarine/neutral tasting coconut oil
 mix with fork till it beads
1/3c. plus 2Tbsp Water 
 2tbs vinegar (I use regular white vinegar)
.....Pasty crust is tricky.... you want to mix and play with it AS LITTLE as possible as long as it looks like it will roll its perfect! Wrap in saran wrap or wax paper and chill 30 min.

Preheat oven to 400F. In heavy bottom pan heat oil, add onions when translucent add garlic and mushrooms and sauté till cooked and edges are browning. While that is cooking take your diced seitan and toss with black pepper, garlic and onion powder and flour till coated.

Add the seitan, Worcestershire sauce and broth to pan reduce heat to simmer and let thicken, stirring often.

Roll out dough between two pieces of parchment paper about to line the bottom of your pie pan. I used a small round Pyrex casserole dish that holds just shy of the brim 1 quart of water.  When the filling is thick gravy (think pot pie thick) add to the pie dish all of my filling fit but pour slowly in case you have more than your pie dish will hold you don't want it boiling over.

Roll out a smaller piece of dough to cover the pie seal the edges, don;t forget to make a vent on top you can simple poke the top with a knife a few times or get fancy it's up to you.  Brush with melted earth balance (optional) and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 35-40 min or until nice and golden. Serve with salad or green veggies this isn't a healthy dish to be sure, but we will make this again!!



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