This walnut mushroom pie sounds complicated, but it is worth the effort. If you do not think this recipe is for you, think again, because this dish has surprised everyone around the globe. Plus, if you always have mushrooms lying around at home, why not use them properly?
This Walnut Mushroom Pie Is A Treat Worth Making
To make this dish, you need button mushrooms, olive oil, paprika, milk, garlic, vegetable broth, eggs, butter, all-purpose flour, onions, cheddar cheese, self-rising flour, walnuts, red wine, dried thyme, parsley, salt, and pepper.
You can substitute some of the ingredients as needed. Try using vegetable oil, half and half, coconut milk, chicken broth, whole wheat flour, gluten-free flour, scallions, mozzarella cheese, grated almonds, red wine vinegar, oregano, and cilantro.
When we think of pies, we often think of sweet ones or even meat ones. But why not prepare something vegetarian instead? Using your mushrooms in this pie is a great way to add nutrients and flavors.
Even though button mushrooms get a bad reputation as being the simplest and less special mushrooms, they are truly versatile and delicious. Button mushrooms are high in fiber, especially beta-glucans. This type of oligosaccharide is particularly good at reducing blood cholesterol, improving blood sugar, and more.
This mushroom is also high in vitamin D, B vitamins, copper, potassium, selenium, phosphorus, and folate. It also contains antioxidant compounds, like polyphenols, ergothioneine, glutathione, selenium, and vitamin C, which have cancer-protecting properties.
The rest of the ingredients in this dish are also very nutritious. The walnuts contain a good amount of protein, but also omega 3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids are powerful anti-inflammatories, and we often do not get enough of them through our diets.
You can add more cheese or nuts as you want, to make this dish more filling. This recipe is high in protein, relatively low in calories and carbohydrates, and contains a good amount of fiber too!
Walnut Mushroom Pie
1 lb (454 g) button mushrooms
3 1/2 oz (99 g) self-rising flour
3 1/2 oz (99 g) walnuts, chopped
2 1/2 oz (71 g) cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups (473 ml) vegetable broth
1/3 cup (79 ml) red wine
4 tbsp butter, cut into chunks
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp dried thyme
4 clove garlic, minced
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp parsley
pinch of salt
pinch of ground black pepper
- Heat olive oil and butter in a large saucepan.
- Saute onion and garlic for 5 minutes until soft.
- Add and cook mushrooms for another 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat and coat mushrooms with all-purpose flour, parsley, paprika, and thyme.
- Pour in red wine and increase heat to allow ingredients to simmer for 4 minutes.
- Add walnuts and vegetable broth. Then set aside.
- Mix self-rising flour with salt and pepper.
- Rub in cold butter into the mixture until it resembles a crumbly texture.
- Beat egg then add milk and cheese.
- Add this mixture to the self-rising flour mixture.
- In a greased dish, add the mushroom mixture and spread the floury dough over them.
- Brush milk over it.
- Bake for 45 minutes until cooked and golden brown in 400 F (204 C) heat oven.
- Serve and enjoy!
Looking to try another nutritious and tasty mushroom dish? Check out this Crab-Stuffed Morels recipe!