It’s been a while since I wanted to try this sausage recipe from a big book I have. (BIG VEGAN). (By the way, it’s an awesome book)
I stopped procrastinating and I cooked them this morning. I did some minor changes (like for the herbs, non dairy milk…) but I was soooooo glad I tried it. It’s an awesome recipe. I had no choice to share it with you all. The result is wonderful, it’s exactly like a real meaty sausage (not that I never ate vegan sausage before!!! I just never did this one) I’m sure my husband will like them as much as I did when he will be back from work. I convinced him to try vegan sausages because he’s a meat eater and he love sausages, but it’s full of fat and he’s kind of dieting so… I thought it would be a fantastic idea for him.
So tonight’s dinner was this vegan sausage recipe and some Cajun potatoes on the side (you can see my recipe HERE). I’m so excited, that I already want to try another kind, haha!
In the book the recipe is for 4 sausages, I decided to make 8 because I don’t live alone (there is my husband, myself, Dalie and Auguste) so there will be enough for more than one meal. I kept some in the fridge and the rest is in the freezer.
You should give it a try! 🙂
8 large sausages
* 2 cups dried red lentils
* 2 cups oats
* 1 cup all purposed flour
* 1 cup wheat gluten flour
* 1 cup plain sunflower milk
(on any other non dairy milk)
* 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
* 1/2 cup canola oil
* 4 tablespoon soy sauce
(the real deal, not the super salty version)
* 3 teaspoon liquid smoke
(I used mesquite)
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1 tablespoon paprika
* 1 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
* Soak the lentils in water overnight.
* Drain the lentils. In a food processor, grind the lentils until you reach a smooth paste.
* Transfer the paste in a large bowl. Add all the remaining ingredients. Combine well.
* If you have a steamer, use it, otherwise I don’t have one so I use a good old pot of boiling water with a metal colander on top, with a lid, hehe. It worked well. Now is the time to start making the water boil (or starting your steamer)
* Cut 8 pieces of cheesecloth (around 20 cm each) You can rub some oil on the cloth to prevent the sausage to stick to it. (I did it!) Form 8 sausages. Wrap them in cheese cloth. You can tie the end with strings or can fold the cheesecloth like I did so I didn’t needed to tie the ends.
* Steam for 45-50 minutes or until the sausage is firm to touch.
* Let cool a little bit before unwrapping them.
* Serve and Enjoy.
You can keep them for a week in the fridge and you can also freeze them (this is what I did)