Tuesday, April 14, 2009

linguine con broccoli (in creamy white wine sauce)

my absolute favourite italian restaurant in kansas city is garozzos. unfortunately, it's not so vegan friendly (it became my favourite when i was just ovo-lacto veg). anyways, they have some amazing pasta dishes there, including a linguine pasta in a creamy white wine sauce. every once in a while i have a 'try-to-replicate-it' night, and this was my best attempt. it was really good, although not exact (how do you veganize provel cheese?!).

  • 1 pkg. linguine (approx 12 oz.)
  • 2-3 cups broccoli florets, steamed
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vegan butter *like smart balance
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
sauce ingredients:
  • 2 cups soymilk (unsweetened)
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons bragg's aminos
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 ½ tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2/3 cup white cooking wine
first combine the soymilk and ACV in a jar or something shakeable and let sit - this will cause the soymilk to thicken. start cooking the linguine (according to package), and steam the broccoli.

in a medium sauce pan, sauté the garlic in olive oil on medium heat. once the garlic starts to roast, add the butter. combine the rest of the sauce ingredients - except for the wine - in the same jar as the soymilk. cap the jar, and shake vigorously until everything has been mixed well. pour the mixture in the saucepan, turning heat down to low-medium. let simmer for 7-10 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce is fairly thick and creamy. add the broccoli florets and cooking wine, simmering for 3-5 minutes more. remove from heat.

personally, i prefer to let the sauce rest for several minutes before serving with the linguine. as the sauce begins to cool off, it will thicken up even more.


Meg said...

Fabulous! So delicious and creamy!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum - nice, thick, creamy white wine sauce! See, this is the kind of thing I could eat pretty much anytime!

Mihl said...

This sounds fantastic! I've been eating a lot of pasta with similar sauces lately. I hope to try yours soon.

Maya said...

That looks a bit sinful ;)

Sal said...

look delicious. it's a shame that the broccoli i bought last week went off!!

Lauren said...

Yum!! I love turning non-vegan meals into better tasting vegan ones! :)

A_and_N said...

as long as it tastes good, its fine ;) And the linguine DOES looks fab with that white sauce :)

JennShaggy said...

Thanks! Her name is Nina, but her nickname is Shwee (don't ask..i know it's weird haha).

Are you using powdered Agar? Usually, it just takes ample amounts and the 5 minute resting/boiling time.

Slim Vegan said...

Looks tasty!

jessy said...

oooh, i haven't had a white sauce since becoming vegan over a year ago! think i need to try yours, miss v! it looks amazing and sounds soooo scrumptious! mmmmmmmmm!

Bianca said...

I miss those creamy white sauces. I'll have to give yours a try!

AnuSriram said...

Awesome! Thats so creamy and delicious! Nice and tempting picture..

Mrs. Mandy said...

Must make this for husband. I can't believe you don't use any tofu cheese...very talented. I would totally cheat with that.


allularpunk said...

are you telling me something about what i need to do with the broccoli in my fridge? i think you are!

Lisa said...

This turned out terribly, the three tablespoons of black pepper was probably the main problem.

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

This looks fantastic!!