Luxury five nut roast

Vegetarians get a five-star Christmas main dish with this special five-nut treat
By Celia Brooks Brown
Luxury five nut roast
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

Main

  • 250 g mixed nuts, (walnuts, hazelnuts, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews)
  • 100 g shallots, (about 4 small or 0.5 banana shallot), finely chopped
  • 400 g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 eggs, beaten
  • 100 g gruy√®re cheese, or mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 0.5 tsp dried thyme
  • 0.5 tsp dried sage
  • 0.5 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Marmite, or other yeast extract blended with 1 tsp boiling water
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 pinches black pepper
  • 1 cubes butter, for greasing tin

Method

1. Place the nuts in a dry frying pan over a moderate flame. Toast, stirring gently, until golden and fragrant, taking care not to burn. Remove to a bowl and leave to cool.


2. Whizz in a food processor until thoroughly ground.


3. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Generously grease a loaf tin with butter.


4. In a large bowl, combine the ground nuts with all remaining ingredients. Mix very thoroughly.


5. Scoop the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until firm and golden. Cool slightly, then turn out.

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