The other night I decided to expand my culinary horizons. I went searching the web for suggestions and came across a recipe for vegan filet mignon, from scratch. Home-made fake meat? Perish the thought. I mean, I always have eaten meat substitutes since I was a kid, so the concept of fake meat is actually an appealing one to me, but I always left the whole from-soybean-to-patty process to the professionals. Make it myself? From handy household ingredients? Dare I? I dared.
The results were stupendous. Now remember, I have never been an omnivore, so I have no idea if it was anything like a filet mignon. I highly doubt it. If it were that easy to make a filet mignon from scratch, I doubt it would cost 30+ at a restaurant, and killing cows would be a lot less popular. That said, filet-mignon-ish or not, the results DEEE-LISH. :) Hubby and my very carnivorous doggy both approved, as did my omnivorous co-worker, who deemed it "sausage-y". I choose to take that as a compliment, despite the fact I don't know how sausage tastes. I would post the recipe, but it's not mine, so you will have to follow the link to one of my favoritest blogs*, "A vegan for dinner". It came out a little salty for my tastes, so I plan to tweak this recipe later and make it my own, and when/if I do (and if it's changed enough to be called my own), I will post it then. Here is the results of my 2+ hours of labor over a hot stove. Minutes before it was devoured. :)