- 800 g Veggie Protein Bloc
- 4 baby aubergines
- 5 slightly floury potatoes
- 200 g cashew nuts
- ¾ l water
- ½ tbsp vegetable bouillon powder
- 1 tbsp sweet paprika
- 1 tsp coconut blossom sugar (Amanprana Gula Java Brut)
- Fleur de sel (Amanprana)
- Herb mix (Amanprana ORAC Botanico Mix with chilli)
- Walnut oil (Amanprana Perigord extra virgin olive oil)
- ½ tsp chilli powder
- 1 clove of garlic
Preparation of casserole of seitan, baby aubergine, potato and cream
- Peel and cook the potatoes, then let them cool and slice them.
- Puree the cashew nuts together with the water, paprika powder, a dash of salt and pepper, the vegetable bouillon and the Gula Java Brut in a mixer at its highest setting.
- It must be creamy but fluid. Season with the herb mix.
- Preheat the oven to 250 °C.
- Remove the steaks from the packaging, let excess liquid drip off, place in an oven-proof dish, drizzle with walnut oil and scatter the herb mix, salt and pepper over.
- Using a peeler, cut the baby aubergines into 2 mm thick slices and layer on top of the seitan – a layer of aubergine, a layer of potatoes, some sauce, more aubergine, and so on.
- Finish off with a layer of sauce and bake in the oven for around 30-35 minutes. Serve hot. Bon appétit!
Tip of Stefano:
The baby aubergine is just as healthy as its big brother and perfect in a casserole
Baby aubergine can be prepared and eaten just like the bigger ones, and they share the same healthy characteristics – you just need a little more of them. And the baby aubergine is great fun in a dish as you can use it very creatively. Use 6 baby aubergines for every two large ones.
Aubergine is a healthy vegetable packed with antioxidants and fibre
What is an aubergine anyway? An aubergine is a purple fruit with white/light green flesh. It is eaten as a vegetable and although it does not have a particularly pronounced flavour, it is still very tasty and slightly bitter and combines perfectly with other ingredients. The aubergine is a healthy vegetable and is full of fibre, making it good for your bowel movements. The aubergine is also full of minerals, magnesium, vitamin B9 and the antioxidant, anthocyanin. Aubergine must never be eaten raw, as it contains solanine, which can cause stomach and intestinal problems. This recipe uses baby aubergines, and combined with seitan, vegan cream and potatoes, they create a perfect casserole that is packed with flavour.