Cornish pastry company Ginsters is set to release a vegan Moroccan Vegetable Pasty to meet growing demand for mainstream plant-based options.
Ginsters is the largest pastry-maker in the UK and has created the recipe with Michelin-starred chef Chris Eden. The company already sells a vegetarian Moroccan Vegetable Pasty, but the recipe is being adapted to be vegan, and will launch on May 20.
This pasty is filled with butternut squash, chickpeas, fruity apricots, dates and roasted red piquanté peppers, smothered in a red Harissa and Moroccan Chermoula sauce.
The company described the product: “This is then encased in light puff pastry, which is sure to tantalize your taste buds with bursts of authentic flavour in every mouthful.”
The vegan pasty will cost £1.60 and will be launched across UK supermarkets and food outlets including Morrisons, Asda and Tesco.
Ginsters said the dish is inspired by North African spices. “Our Moroccan Vegetable pasty evokes the wonderful aromas of a Moroccan souk,” the company added.
Managing Director Kieran Hemsworth said in a statement: “We were delighted by the popularity of our Moroccan Vegetable Pasty, which won a Gold Award at this year’s British Pie Awards.
“We’re really excited to be able to update our recipe into a vegan-friendly edition, whilst maintaining that incredible flavour. Within our range of products, we aim to provide options to suit everyone’s taste preferences.
“Our Moroccan Vegetable Pasty is filled with butternut squash, chickpeas and roasted red piquanté peppers, brought to life by a hint of harissa and sweetness of apricots and dates.
“The appetising spiciness is thanks to Moroccan chermoula paste, based on aromatic cumin, paprika and cayenne.
“This a pasty for any time, any place. Great for lunch and on-the-go, but also delicious hot from the oven for a quick, tasty dinner.
“I like to accompany it with fruity couscous or spiced cauliflower – side dishes developed by our collaborating chef, Chris Eden. It’s all about fresh flavour and convenience.”
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