Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for leftover roast veg and harissa spiral pie – The Guardian

December 18, 2021 by No Comments

This is a recipe built for Boxing Day. This pie is 1.7m long before it’s rolled into a spiral, which is silly and fun (and an activity you could rope grandpa and the kids into). Happily, it doesn’t take much work, either, because it uses leftover roast vegetables from the Christmas meal and, apart from frying some onions, plus a bit of mashing, mixing and the aforementioned rolling, the oven does most of the work. Leaving you free to enjoy a preprandial walk, a spot of Scrabble, or to tidy the Christmas chocolates.

Leftover roast veg and harissa spiral pie

If you don’t have leftover roast vegetables, or not enough of them, chop about 1.2kg potatoes and root vegetables, drizzle them with oil, mix with half a teaspoon of salt and roast at 200C (180C fan)/390F/gas 6 for 30-40 minutes.

Prep 15 min
Cook 1 hr 10 min
Serves 4-6

75g vegan butter
3 red onions
, peeled and sliced
1 tsp salt
6 garlic cloves
, peeled and grated
750g leftover roast vegetables (ie, 450g potatoes, 150g parsnip and 150g sprouts), chopped as small as possible
3 tbsp harissa paste
1 x 7-sheet pack filo
, defrosted if frozen
3 tbsp oil, for brushing

Heat the butter in a medium pan over a medium heat and, once it’s just frothing, add the onions and salt, and saute, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, until they have softened and sweated down and are just darkening at the edges.

Add the garlic, sweat for two minutes more, until noticeably sticky and just starting to colour, then stir in the chopped roast veg, fry for another two minutes and take off the heat. Add the harissa to the pan and mash it into the veg with the back of a wooden spoon until you have a fiery-red mess of vegetables. Set aside to cool while you prepare the filo.

Heat the oven to 200C (180C fan)/390F/gas 6. Clear and clean a 2m-long space on a kitchen counter (and try to cajole a small group of people into helping you roll). Lay out four sheets of filo end to end with the long side in line with the edge of the counter and overlapping each sheet by about 2cm, then brush the top of this long layer …….



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