Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Vegetable Jalousie

This recipe is so delicious! It takes time to chop and prepare the vegetables, but cooking it is a breeze.

PUFF PASTRY You can follow the directions on the package. But, this is how I did it: After thawing, I opened up each sheet, and cut into 9 squares. I placed the squares on a stone and baked for 12 minutes at 400 degrees.







VEGETABLES
4 T butter  
2 leeks, chopped
2 t fresh thyme, chopped very small  
4 t fresh rosemary, chopped very small  
4 medium cloves garlic minced or crushed  
@ 2 C green beans, chopped
2 medium green peppers, chopped  
1 medium yellow pepper, chopped  
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped  
@ 2 C asparagus, somewhat chopped  
1 pound baby bella mushrooms, sliced  
12 oz vegetable broth

In a large pan, melt the butter. Add the leeks (milder than onions) and garlic. Stir and saute for about 5 minutes on medium to low heat till slightly tender. Add green beans and cook for @ 5 minutes till they start to become tender. Now add the rest of the ingredients. Stir and cook @ 2 more minutes. (The vegetables should be softened, but still have a "bite" and retain their freshness.)



GRAVY
I made a gravy for this, but cannot give you exact proportions. It is very simple and very delicious. I never measure, and no doubt make it differently every time.

butter  
chickpea (garbanzo bean) flour  (provides the flavor that makes this gravy special)                                                                                   
water  
tamari (soy sauce)
little fresh rosemary, chopped fine (optional)

In a sauce pan, melt the butter. Add chickpea flour and whisk. It will be quite thick at this point and will pull away a bit from the pan.  Quickly start adding water little bit by little bit whisking all the while.   Add the water to desired consistency (actually a little thinner since it will thicken up).  Add a small amount of tamari (for flavor and saltiness) and the rosemary if desired.
TO SERVE: Cut the puff pastry in half horizontally. Open up and place on plate. Spoon vegetables on bottom half of pastry. Drizzle desired amount of gravy on top. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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30 comments:

  1. Its nearly dinner time here and that looks lovely.

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  2. Yum, when I enlarged the last photo I wanted to reach for a fork. It looks delicious.

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  3. Oh my, that looks sooo yummy! I must try it! Hope all is well blogger friend♥ candice

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  4. That looks very tasty. I like leeks. I have made Leek and Potato soup. Very good.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. MB

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  5. Mmmm...this looks yummy! I have never heard of chickpea flour. I wonder if you can use regular flour?

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  6. Sounds very good , might try that!

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  7. sure will make it, but instead of adding mushroom i will try to add chicken nuggets! lovelyyyyyyyyy

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  8. I love that puff pastry! It makes life so easy.

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  9. This sounds wonderful, and the photos make it look so good! I think it is very hard to photograph food - you did a great job!

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  10. Looks delicious but it also looks such a pretty dish. Thank you for sharing it. Can't wait to try this one out.

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  11. Yum yum yummy! Those veggies look super delicious!

    Thank you so much for stopping by and celebrating my special day with me! Thanks for the toy tips! I will definitely be trying those out!
    XOXO
    Maggie May

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  12. Puff pastry, asparagus, butter, gravy...yum! I definitely wanna try this.

    xxx

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  13. A big serving over here please! Now off to look up the word 'jalousie' which I've never heard before!

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  14. That looks yummy! And thanks for pointing me to the article about the kids gardening in Washington. It was a good read.

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  15. That looks very tasty and healthy. The photos are excellent.Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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  16. Oh, YUM!!! Dang. I wish my husband liked more veggies, cuz I really want to do this. Hmmm...substitute snow peas for the green beans, and maybe zucchini for the asparagus?

    And that reminds me that I sort of forgot to eat breakfast...!

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  17. sub anything! I usually take recipes as a "suggestion!"

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  18. Mmmm..wonderful comfort food! Thanks for sharing! hugs

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  19. It really looks delish ...
    i have to admit, I've never heard of chickpea flour before, have to look for that in the store.
    Thanks for sharing, Marge.

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  20. Double Yum! I will have to try this!

    Thank you so much for visiting my little blog! Please feel free to stop by anytime!

    I see that you live in Milford! I grew up in Landen/Kings area, now living in Nashville! Small world!

    ~Mary

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  21. oh my, looks delicious! I may have to try this recipe one of this days, thanks for sharing...

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  22. This seems to be so yummy !! I Will try this some day !!Unseen Rajasthan

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  23. great looking meal! I don't have the patience to be around that much uncooked food... maybe I should do something about that!

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  24. Oh this looks so tasty! Do you mind if I save it to try sometime? Your photos capture the essence of all those fresh vegetables perfectly. Oh and reading the post above this one I have a special feline helper named Oliver too! So glad you stopped in to visit!

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  25. Drooling as I see this! It looks so delicious!

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