Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Best Ever Vegan Alfredo!

I saw this recipe while perusing Don't Get Mad, Get Vegan last night. The recipe originally comes from Lachesis on the PPK forum. I am always on the lookout for a great white sauce, and have tried my hand at my own (see here). This one is pretty much the same idea but was oh so much better! Smooth, creamy, and totally like actual alfredo! This is what I will be serving next time I have omnis over for dinner (but I think I will add roasted garlic for more depth of flavour). The original recipe calls for mushrooms marinated in vegan Worcestershire sauce (which I can't get here), and since Son#1 complains every time he see a whole, or partially whole, mushroom I decided to leave them out. So, be sure to look at the original post. Instead, I made a half-recipe of quick seitan cutlets which I sliced with the pasta and sauce. Incredible!

- 1/2 cup margarine
- 2 cups plain soymilk
- 1 pkg extra firm silken tofu (Mori-Nu)
- 2 tbsp white wine
- 2 tbsp onion powder
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2-3 tbsp arrowroot powder

1. Blend all ingredients except arrowroot powder in a food processor until creamy and smooth. Heat in a saucepan over med-lo heat until just about bubbling.
2. Remove some of the sauce and mix with 2 tbsp of the arrowroot, then add back to the saucepan. Heat, but don't boil. If sauce is too thin, add the remaining tbsp (or more). Whisk smooth.
3. Serve over pasta with peas and seitan slices.


madeinalaska said...

That is so funny that you made that! I was totally going to try that recipe after reading about it but, after making your quick chick'n seitan recipe (and Brayannas ckn broth) I used up all my onion powder. My family really like the quick chick'n by the way. I will be blogging its glory soon.

Melissa said...

Oooo, I can't wait to try this!

Kristen said...

This recipe has been a staple in my house for awhile now. Definitely the closest thing I've ever had to Alfredo. Everyone should definitely try it!

Nasreen said...

I just made this for dinner tonight at it was YUM! My omni husband liked it and I thought it tasted just like it came from a restaurant! I love the buttery taste to it. I've even tried to make my own 'real' Alfredo before, with full cream and fancy Parmesan, and it was nothing compared to this.
I've gushed about it on my blog: http://kawaiikiki.livejournal.com
Now I just need some experience making seitan, that was a fail!

Vegan Dad said...

Glad you liked it. I only wish I had created the recipe and could take full credit.

Veg-a-Nut said...

I used this sauce on Happy Herbivores tester recipe, Grandma's Meatless Balls. So Good!!!

Natalie said...

sounds great i really wanna try it to prove my skeptical omni boyfriend wrong!

mmm do u think i can use the regular silken tofu from asian markets? the kind that is water packed, but does not specify if it is firm or extra firm silken?

Vegan Dad said...

Any kind of tofu will work, except maybe extra firm. Silken is best because it blends well for a smooth sauce--so I think you are good to go.

City Mouse and Country Mouse said...

I add a little extra arrowroot to make this a white sauce for white pizza. MMMMMMMMM!

Anna (Green Talk) said...

I made the sauce but it was to spicy for me. I think it was the black pepper. What did I do wrong?

thejomanirb said...

Delicious! Thanks so much for posting this recipe. my youngest has a dairy allergy so we've all been missing alfredo! my oldest really enjoyed it and had seconds and my youngest said "I love this!" when he tasted it!

Patty said...

This sounds delicious. Going to make it tomorrow. Than You!

Michelle said...

This was great! I loved the texture. This will definitely be my go-to alfredo recipe.

Chelsea said...

I'm looking at the chicken broth powder recipe..and I've never heard of white beet sugar..where do you buy yours? can I substitute regular sugar?

Kittyluffagus said...

2 questions, am I able to sub cornstarch for the the arrowroot powder? And, in the recipe for your seitan cutlets, I don't have a bamboo steamer, would a regular steamer works okay? Wasn't sure if I still needed to wrap them in a tea towel when using a regular steamer. Thanks!! This looks delicious and I can't wait to make it! = )

Kittyluffagus said...

Hi, I have 2 questions. First off, can I use cornstarch in place of the arrowroot powder? Second, when it comes to making the seitan cutlets recipes, if I don't have a bamboo steamer can I make them in a regular steamer? I wasn't sure if I that would work and if I still needed to wrap them in a tea towel. Thanks! I can't wait to make this! = )