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Tourtière à la Spice Station
Posted By SpiceStationMonkland On December 10, 2013 @ 2:39 pm In Beef, Cinnamon, Cloves, Main Dish, Nutmeg, Pork, Tourtière Blend, Vegetarian, holidays | No Comments
Tourtière is the classic holiday meat pie of Canada’s Québécois people.
Traditionally, matrons of huge French Catholic families would make dozens of these pies and then tie them in a sack in the frozen outdoors during the weeks before Christmas.
The festive pie has delicate, nuanced aromas of nutmeg, savory, cinnamon and cloves, reminiscent of the happy holidays.
Makes 1 large or 2-3 smaller pies. For those wanting a leaner, meat-free pie, a vegetarian version is also provided.
Fry meat in a Dutch Oven or other deep skillet on medium-high, mashing with spoon until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
Add onion, potato, garlic, salt, stock and 1 ½ TB Tourtière spice.
Turn down heat, cover and simmer for another 20-30 minutes, until almost all the liquid is gone. Add salt, pepper, and more spice to taste.
Allow to cool, then put into the pie shell. Wet edges, cover with a layer of pastry about ¼ inch thick, trim and flute.
Decorate if desired with holiday shapes of pastry, brush with egg wash, bake in 400 F oven about 40-50 minutes until golden brown.
in place of the ground meat and stock, use:
Fry onions on medium heat, in olive oil or butter, until they start to get translucent.
Add potato, 1 TB spice, salt and TVP. Stir and fry a bit, then drizzle tamari and broth over the sauté. Stir well, bring to boil, then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring regularly.
Once done, test if spiced enough to your taste. Continue as per regular version.
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