So easy to make and soooo delicious! This Nut Roast won’t last very long. An easy peasy vegetarian dish, great for any night of the week.
Last week, with a poorly Nugget, we were mainly confined to the house. Not that I was complaining about being inside in the warm, especially when it began SNOWING this weekend! Where did that come from?!?
Don’t get me wrong, I totally love snow but I prefer a gradual decline of temperature into winter. Sudden cold snaps are too much of a shock to the system, especially when you’re freezing your butt off at the stables! Even Twiggy the pony gave me a look of total disgust as I turfed her out of her lovely warm stable and into a muddy freezing cold field! She thanked me by laying down and ensuring she covered herself in as much mud as she could before trotting proudly off down to the other end without looking back. I could just imagine the smug look on her face and if she could chuckle to herself I’m sure she would!
I’m glad to say Nugget is now back to his healthy self, so maybe, just maybe, I might even get some sleep this week! Here’s hoping I haven’t just jinxed myself by saying that aloud….
On the plus side, we had loads of fun trying new recipes in the kitchen. Bam Bam is the proud owner of a new apron, which he insisted wearing the entire day of purchase, even during his break from the kitchen whilst he watched films in the other room and out in the car on a trip to the pharmacy….
I love to bring this nut roast recipe out for family get togethers, as part of a buffet. It’s easy, you can freeze it (just shape and freeze before cooking), you can serve it hot or cold and everyone always loves it! And of course, it’s vegetarian too, so you really can please everyone (just omit the marmite for the haters!).
Some of the best recipes are the sort where you can just throw everything in a bowl and out comes something amazing. Nut roast has the added enjoyment of getting your hands a little messy as you squish everything together at the end. What can I say? I am just a big kid, who loves to get her hands dirty! Food is meant to be fun, right?! So get squishing!!
Use whatever mixed nuts you like, you can buy bags of already mixed nuts and even ones that are already chopped if you like to live life on the simple side, but if you feel like adding more of one kind, go ahead and try it, you can’t really go wrong with this recipe.
You can even make it into smaller portions to serve up individually, just reduce the cooking time a little so you don’t burn the outside.
Oh, and this is totally amazing with cranberry sauce!! I shall be bringing you my homemade recipe for cranberry sauce very soon, just in time for Christmas.
- 250g Mixed Nuts
- 250g Wholemeal Breadcrumbs
- 2 Cloves of Garlic, crushed
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1 Egg
- 50g Cheddar, grated
- 2 Tbsp Marmite
- Small Handful Fresh Parsley
- Place the nuts in a food processor and blend until they are crumbs.
- Mix the nuts through the breadcrumbs
- Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the garlic and onion until soft.
- Add the garlic and onion to the nuts and bread and mix through.
- Beat the egg and add the cheddar, marmite and parsley.
- Add the egg mixture to the rest and mix through with your hands.
- Shape the mixture into a log.
- Place in a preheated oven at 170oc (160oc fan assisted) for 30-35 minutes until browned and crisp.