This one is so local, the dish doesn’t even have a translation.
Waterzooi is the typical local dish in the city of Ghent.
The city all vegans love for all the options it offers for eating out.
Besides the food offer, it’s a lovely, charming and authentic city.
The city I fell in love with <3
You could say Waterzooi is a kind of “chicken casserole”. Another typical meat-dish of course… But we veganized it!
Here you have the recipe of Dorine, who was so lovely to share it with me!
- 2 large onions
- 4 large carrots
- 1 celery
- 3 leeks
- 2 kg potatoes
- 2 l vegetable stock
- 2 containers of mock chicken (preferably of the brand “Vegetarische Slager”)
- Handful of freshly chopped parsley
- 1tsp thyme
- 3 bay leaves
- salt and pepper
- 250ml of soy cream
- 50gr plant based butter
Peel the onion and chop it roughly.
Clean the celery, leeks and carrots and chop them roughly as well.
Peel the potatoes and cut into pieces.
Heat the plant based butter in a large casserole and cook the onion, carrots and celery for about 10 min.
Then you can add the potatoes, leeks and vegetable stock.
Season with thyme, bay, pepper and salt and let it simmer for 15 min on low heat.
Now you can add the mock chicken and leave it on low heat for another 5 min.
Now you can add the soy cream and parsley. Let it boil up for a couple of minutes. The “waterzooi” has the best taste when the dish had a couple of hours to infuse.