The anarchist cookbook III: lifestylist goulash

50g of soya mince (hence the name of the dish), soaked in 500ml of vegetable stock for ½hr.

Meanwhile, finely chop an onion (or 4 shallots if you're a ponce like me), crush two garlic cloves, and finely slice (as thin as you can get it) a stick of celery. Heat up a small amount (about a tablespoon) of vegetable oil, and add a teaspoon of cumin seed. When it the seeds start to go brown, add the onion, garlic & celery, and soften over a low heat.

While that's happening, finely chop a pound of fresh tomatoes, cutting out the tough bit at the top. Add a dessert spoon of tomato puree to the pan, then two dessert-spoons of paprika (this sounds like a lot, but it's quite mild. For fuck's sake don't improvise and use chili powder instead though eek). Stir in, then add the tomatoes, and stir some more. Cook gently until the tomatoes have gone pulpy.

Chop 225g of veg of your choice -- I used baby courgettes last night (3 punnets for £1 off the market cool), but you could use carrot or sweet potato, or anything really. Then chop 200g of peppers -- I always use red ones. Add the veg to the pan, and stir until coated in tomato. Then add the soya mince & stock, season with pepper and stir well. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

While you're waiting, finely slice 100g of mushrooms. Add the mushrooms, then cover & simmer for another 25-30 minutes (depending on what veg you've used).

This is enough for two people with seconds.

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the button
Dec 7 2006 12:49


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the button
Dec 7 2006 13:04

I bet no-one admits to trying this one, since that would entail an admission that you also eat soya mince. grin

Joseph Kay
Dec 7 2006 13:06

i don't know if i'll try this one, but i do eat soya mince cool

the button
Dec 7 2006 13:11

Good lad.

JDMF probably does as well, but you'd need to double the quantities. wink

Joseph Kay
Dec 7 2006 13:23

i think JDMF would just eat raw soya. by the plantation.

the button
Dec 7 2006 13:25

Joseph Kay
Dec 7 2006 13:31

Ho Ho Ho!

Jan 17 2007 22:14

Well I won't be trying this as I have a gut-wrenching aversion to soya mince. Sorry - it's indigestible stuff and what we used to put in burgers to make em rubbery when I worked in the meat factory. wink

And I thought a proper goulash ought to include cream as well grin