Howdy. How is everyone today?
Good, I hope.
Do you like mushrooms?
Especially with onions and garlic.
And of course...sauteed.
I wasn't sure if you noticed.
Hey, by the way, tomatoes are good too.
Especially when you're making marinara.
And when that marinara is Mighty Mushroom,
fancy mushrooms are good too.
I got mine at the farmer's market from Dragon Gourmet Mushrooms.
They also sell these nifty growing kits...
When you mix all that goodness together you get hot, steamy mushroom madness.
In other news. I tried this recipe which was adapted from another recipe.
The blogosphere has been raving about it.
Not worth the butter!
I think you can make a just as tasty marinara with way less (or no) butter.
And if I'm going to consume 5 tbsp. of butter in one dish, it better be worth it.
Mighty Mushroom Marinara recipe below.
1 8oz. package whole white mushrooms, sliced
6 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 red onion, chopped
5 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tbsp. dry sherry (or any other wine of your choosing, white or red)
8 cups of tomatoes, chopped (any type you choose)
8 oz. quality mushrooms (of your choosing, about 10 mushrooms)
1/2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
Prepare all ingredients as noted.
Set aside a small amount of the chopped onions & minced garlic.
Heat a large saucepan to medium heat and add 3 tbsp. of olive oil. Add onions, garlic (other than the small bit you set aside) and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add dry sherry (or wine of choice), then add the sliced white mushrooms (leave your premium mushrooms for later) and continue to saute for about 4 minutes or until mushrooms begin to cook through.
Add chopped tomatoes. Continue to saute, stirring occasionally and smashing the tomatoes against the side of your pot with a wooden spoon.
Once the tomatoes are cooked down, dump the entire mixture into your blender and blend into a smooth sauce.
Meanwhile, add an additional 2 tbsp. of olive oil to your still warm pan, along with your set aside onions and garlic and premium mushrooms. Saute until mushrooms are cooked through.
When done, add the sauce mixture back to the pot with sauteed premium mushrooms and stir.
Add 1/2 tbsp of Italian seasoning.
Presto. You're done. Enjoy over your favorite cooked pasta.
Kelly the Kitchen Kop - Real Food Wednesday