Cruelty-Free Faux Gras with Seeded Crackers

Servings: 10
Cooking Time: approx. 3hrs 45mins


1 shallot, peeled and diced
4 tbsp Organic Kitchen extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic (peeled and thinly sliced)
2 tsp Just Natural Herbs sage
24 button mushrooms (roughly sliced)
2 tbsp cognac
2 tbsp soy sauce
400g tin of Organic Kitchen lentils
125g Just Natural Organic walnut halves
2 tbsp beetroot purée
Black pepper to taste

How to Make it

  1. In a heavy pan, sauté the shallot in 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  2. Add the garlic, chopped herbs, and mushrooms.
  3. Add the cognac and turn up the heat.
  4. Add the soy sauce, reduce the heat, and simmer for 6 minutes.
  5. Remove from the stove top and let cool.
  6. In a food processor, blend this mixture with the remaining olive oil, lentils, walnuts, beetroot puree and black pepper. Make sure the result is smooth (you can add a further dash of cognac if you desire).
  7. Place in a small sterilised jar and refrigerate for a few hours before serving (ideally with freshly baked Homemade Rye Sourdough Loaf).