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Eating veggie » Recipes » Ocean Pie – Mushroom and Tofu Filling Flavoured with Seaweed

Ocean Pie – Mushroom and Tofu Filling Flavoured with Seaweed

Prep time 15 mins, cook time 1 hr

Serves 4

Egg-Free, Suitable for Freezing

As featured on The Hairy Bikers TV show!


For the base

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 shallots, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves smoked garlic, crushed
  • 250g button mushrooms, finely sliced
  • 250g oyster mushrooms, finely sliced
  • ½ tsp smoked hot paprika
  • 250g smoked tofu
  • A splash soya sauce
  • 5g seaweed salad mix

For the sauce

  • 30g butter
  • 1 tsp flour
  • 350ml milk
  • 100ml single cream
  • 50g peas
  • 25g parsley
  • 1 tsp stock powder

For the topping

  • 750g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 50ml milk
  • 30g butter
  • A little vegetarian cheese, grated
  • A pinch salt and pepper


  1. Slice the tofu into strips and cut diagonally along each edge. Place the tofu into a non-stick pan with a little olive oil. After 10 minutes carefully turn over and add a dusting of paprika and a splash soya sauce. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes. When cooked set to one side.
  2. Gently fry the shallots for 5 minutes. Once cooked remove half and set to one side. Add the garlic, hot smoked paprika, mushrooms and seaweed to the pan and cook on a low light. After 10 minutes transfer to an oven proof dish and add the tofu.
  3. For the Sauce: In a separate pan melt the butter then add the flour and allow to cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the milk gradually stirring with a whisk. The sauce will thicken as it is brought to the boil.
  4. Add the cream and parsley (reserve a little parsley for garnish), peas, cooked shallots and 1 tsp stock powder. Adjust the seasoning if required then spoon the sauce over the tofu and mushroom base.
  5. For the Topping: Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add the potatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes until tender. Drain and mash with the milk, butter and cheese if using. Season with salt and pepper. The potato should have a light and creamy texture.
  6. Pipe the potatoes over the base. Bake in a pre heated oven at 180°C for 20 minutes until golden and crispy.
  7. Before serving garnish the pie with a little chopped parsley. Serve with steamed fresh spinach.

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