Tuesday 18 February 2014

Quorn and Mushrooms in a White Wine & Tarragon Sauce

Quorn in a White Wine & Tarragon Sauce
Here's a 1980's retro recipe which I've adapted by using meat-free fillets to make a lower fat, vegetarian version (and a vegan option). If you don't eat meat substitutes, simply swap them for extra mushrooms.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 4 Quorn fillets/vegan chicken-style fillets 
  • 200g button mushrooms, halved
  • 150ml dry white wine 
  • 300ml vegetable stock (made with a stock cube)
  • 1 level tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tsp tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp double cream or dairy-free cream (optional)
  • 500g new potatoes, boiled, drained (and sauteed in 1 tbsp olive oil - optional).
Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently saute the onion and garlic for a few minutes until the onion is soft.
Add the mushrooms and cook for a further couple of minutes until they start to release their juices.
Remove from the heat and stir in the flour to coat the vegetables.

Slowly stir in the wine, 200ml of the stock and the tarragon, making sure there are no lumps of flour.
Return to the heat and gently bring to a simmer, stirring all the time, until the sauce has thickened.
Pop the Quorn fillets into the sauce and simmer with the lid on, for approximately 20 minutes.

Stir occasionally and turn the Quorn fillets over. Adding a little more of the remaining stock if needed, to make a pourable sauce. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream, if using.

Serve with sauteed or boiled new-potatoes and steamed asparagus or tender-stem broccoli.

Alternatives: This also makes a great pasta sauce without the Quorn. Cook as above using slightly less stock. Simmer for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce, then stir in the cream if using.
Serve over cooked tagliatelle.

I’m adding this recipe to the Speedy Suppers linky, hosted by Sarah at Dinner With Crayons and Katie at Feeding Boys. Pin It


  1. What a nice idea! I recall buying Quorn fillets in a creamy white wine sauce years ago when Quorn brought them out as a ready meal product in the chiller section, and they worked very well. I haven't seen them for years though. I'll have to pin this to make myself sometime!

    1. Thanks..I hope you like this. It should certainly work out cheaper than buying a ready meal!

  2. Whilst not vegetarian myself I've been a huge Quorn fan since it first went on sale and think it's a fantastically versatile ingredient. I haven't eaten it often enough lately but you've reinvigorated my interest, this looks very appealing for weekday supper and a speedy one at that. Thanks for sending to Speedy Suppers!


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