Spinach Mushroom and Tofu Pie
I'm not really sure where I got this recipe - it's based, partly, on a mushroom pie recipe that's an old stand-by here (copied from a cookbook whose title has been forgotten). I kind of hate to post savory pie recipes here because Evin's in charge of the crust and for that, I don't really have a recipe. So I have to say "use your favorite pizza dough recipe, enough to make a double crust" while knowing that most people don't have a "favorite pizza dough recipe" ... oh well. To cover this amount of filling, a little over 3 cups of flour was used in the crust. If the filling was halved, this would probably fit nicely in a normal-sized, deep-dish pie plate.
- 16 ounces spinach, chopped
- 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 6 cloves garlic, diced
- 2 onions, sliced
- ~ 10 sun-dried tomato halves, diced
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1 1/3 cup liquid (unsweetened, unflavored soymilk is nice)
- 2 tsp marmite
- 2 vegetable cubes
- 1 cup fine bread crumbs
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tsp basil
- 1 tsp ground fennel
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp curry
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- dash nutritional yeast
- salt, pepper to taste
- pizza dough for double crust, use a recipe that calls for about 3.5 cups flour
- One block extra-firm tofu, prepared (see notes).
- Prepare pizza dough. Roll out into two circles. Line plate with one circle. Keep other for top.
- Sautee garlic, onions, sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil. After a few minutes, add mushrooms.
- Warm water or soymilk and dissolve marmite, tomato paste and finely chopped vegetable cubes.
- Mix together bread crumbs, walnuts and remaining spice ingredients. Set aside.
- Add tomato/'milk mix to mushrooms.
- Add spinach and heat until wilted.
- Stir in bread crumbs/spices.
- Mix in tofu.
- Pour filling into prepared crust.
- Bake in preheated 450 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
- I usually prepare tofu by cutting it into about half-inch cubes and cooking it, dry, in a non-stick pan until all its water has cooked out and it is beginning to stick to the pan. Then I add some oil and soy sauce. After the liquid heats up, I throw in some nutritional yeast, garlic and onion powder and some black pepper. Stir to coat and heat through for a minute or so.