mushroom pappardelle

Mushroom Pappardelle with Gorgonzola Cream and Walnuts

Even those weary of blue cheese, will savour this creamy Gorgonzola pasta loaded with golden locally grown mushrooms, crisp sage, and toasted walnuts. Not for the faint of heart, this decadent dish is easy enough for a quick weekday dinner yet impressive enough for entertaining. Serve with a salad of bitter greens and lemon to cut the richness of the sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Kathy Jollimore from Wild Card Creative

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 4

Ingredients

½ lb./250 g. pappardelle
2 tbsp butter
24 sage leaves
1 lb./450 g mixed mushrooms (cinnamon cap, shitake, king oyster
2 tbsp white wine (optional)
1 cup heavy cream
4 oz./113 g. Gorgonzola Dolce, plus more to taste
¼ cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Method

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Fry half the sage leaves until crisp, about 1-2 minutes. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate.Repeat with remaining sage.
  3. Add the mushrooms to the skillet. Cook until golden brown. Remove and keep warm.
  4. Add the wine, scraping the bottom of the pan to release any browned bits.
  5. Cook until reduced by half. Add the cream and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened.
  6. Whisk in the cheese, adding more to taste if desired.
  7. Add the pasta and mushrooms, tossing to coat the noodles. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with sage leaves.
BurgerPasta

One Pot Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta

This Bacon Mushroom Swiss Burger Pasta is a perfect weekday meal the entire family will love!

It’s for Mushroom Canada’s “Blend and Extend” campaign. Which is brilliant. You take a ground protein and blend it with mushrooms to make the meal go further. More nutrition and costs less, which had me on board from the get go.

Recipe courtesy of Samantha from mykitchenlove 

Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 min | Serves: 6-8 dinner servings

Ingredients

4 cups white button mushrooms, ends trimmed
1 yellow (cooking) onion, halved and peel removed
3 garlic cloves, peeled
2 slices bacon
225 grams / 1/2 lbs extra lean ground beef
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 lbs / 454 gr dried penne pasta
130 gr swiss cheese, cut into thin slices or grated
5 cups low sodium beef or vegetable broth
5 oz / 144 gr baby spinach leaves

Method

  1. Blend spinach in a food processor until shredded. Remove and set aside.
  2. Add onion, bacon, garlic, salt, pepper and mushrooms to the food processor pulse until all ingredients are ground. Add beef and pulse until combined.
  3. Preheat a large pot or pan to medium-high heat and add beef mixture from the food processor. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally until meat has browned.
  4. Add thyme, pasta and broth to pan. Bring to a boil and cook for 11 minutes at a strong simmer (over medium heat) or until pasta is cooked al dente. Add spinach, stirring to fully combine and remove from heat.
  5. Preheat oven boiler to high. Top pasta with swiss cheese and place under broiler for 2-4 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown.
  6. Allow pasta to cool for about 5 minutes before serving.
Mushroom Ragu

Mushroom Ragu

This is a warm, satisfying dish for the chilly nights ahead that won’t weigh you down – and it makes for awesome leftovers. What could be better?

Recipe courtesy of Mardi Michels from eat.live.travel.write

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 medium red onions (approx. 450 g total), finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 medium carrot (150 g), diced small
½ cup dry red wine
900g mixed mushrooms, thinly sliced (if using shiitake, you can leave the smaller ones whole)
1 cup vegetable stock (I used mushroom)
½ cup red wine
250 mL (1 cup) canned diced tomatoes, not drained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Chopped curly parsley, to serve
Freshly grated parmesan, to serve

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a heavy pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and thyme and cook until just the onions and garlic are starting to soften.
  3. Add the carrots to the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes until carrots are just beginning to soften.
  4. Add the wine to the pan and cook until the wine has just about evaporated.
  5. Add the mushrooms to the pan and cook until they brown and soften slightly and start to release their juices.
  6. Add the stock, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil.
  7. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste and mix to combine.
  8. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  9. Season to taste, serve on top of pasta and sprinkle with a little parsley and parmesan.

 

 

Thai Basil Mushrooms and Jasmine Rice

Thai Basil Mushrooms and Jasmine Rice

We love Thai Basil Beef (Pad Gra Prow) in our house but sometimes we can’t justify the price of quality beef. When that happens, we reach for meaty, comforting mushrooms instead. They offer the same savory flavour that beef does but because they absorb the flavour of whatever you’re cooking them with, they tend to soak up the rich, salty sauce more than beef does. Each little bite-sized chunk of mushroom packs HUGE umami flavour so you won’t miss your meat protein here. Serve with jasmine rice or your favourite stir fried vegetables.

Recipe courtesy of Kelly from The Gouda Life.

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 45 minutes | Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 pound (6 cups chopped) white or brown button mushrooms
2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
1 thai bird chile, seeds removed and sliced thin
2 large shallots, sliced thin
4 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
2 tsp raw sugar
2 tbsp soy or tamari sauce
1 tablespoon fish sauce
1/3 cup low sodium chicken broth or water
1 bunch Thai or Sweet Basil, torn up or sliced thin

Jasmine Rice
makes 6 servings
Ingredients
2 cups of Jasmine rice, rinsed well
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbp butter or coconut oil

Method

  1. Clean any excess dirt on the mushroom caps with a damp paper towel and break them up into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place the mushrooms in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp of your oil and let them cook, stirring after 5 minutes, until all the liquid has released and reduced. Once they start to brown, you can stir them every 5 minutes until they are crisp and golden. This should take approximately 30-35 minutes. You want to be really patient here so you get good colour and browned flavour on your mushrooms.
  3. When your mushrooms are browned, add in the second tbsp of oil along with the chile, shallots and garlic. Let cook on medium-high for 1 minute.
  4. In a seperate dish, whisk together your sugar, soy/tamari, fish sauce and broth and add to the hot skillet along with the basil and cook for 2-3 minutes or until sauce has thickened up and reduced to coat the mushrooms. Serve over jasmine rice with extra basil and Sriracha sauce.

Jasmine Rice

  1. Add your rinsed rice to a pot and fill with water until it’s 1 inch above the rice. Add in your salt and butter/oil and bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and reduce heat to low and let cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and keep covered for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Fluff with fork and serve with your Thai basil mushrooms.

Roasted Mushroom Beef Dip Sliders

These pub sandwiches are just what you want to serve your guests during a backyard party. The roasting can easily be done on a BBQ while you mingle with friends and drink some icy beverages.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Heather from The Tasty Gardener.

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: approx. 1hr 20 mins | Makes: 16 Sliders

Ingredients

For the Beef and Mushrooms
4 lb sirloin roast
6-8 portabella mushrooms
salt and pepper

For the Au Jus
1 medium onion, sliced
3 cups beef broth
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper to taste

For the Horseradish Cream
1/2 cup sour cream
3 tbsp prepared horseradish
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt to taste

For the Sandwiches
2 baguettes
8 slices provolone, cut in half

Method

1. Preheat oven (or BBQ) to 450 degrees F.
2. Using a paper towel pat dry the roast beef and season all sides with salt and pepper. Place in roasting pan
3. Remove stem from mushroom and season both sides with salt and pepper. Place in separate roasting pan.
4. Place the roast beef in the oven and cook until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F for medium rare or 135 degree F for medium. Once it has reached temperature, remove from pan and let rest 20-25 minutes.
5. Place mushrooms in oven and roast for 20 minutes flipping them at the 10 minute mark.

To make Au Jus:
1. Place the beef roasting pan on top of stove (or BBQ) over medium high heat and add onion, beef broth, Worcestershire and soy sauce. Cook, scraping up the dripping until onions are soft and broth is simmering. Season with salt and pepper. Strain, reserving onions for sandwiches.
(Too make a meatless version, use the mushroom pan and vegetable stock.)

To Make Horseradish Cream:
1. Combine all ingredient in bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.

Assembling the Sandwiches
1. Cut each baguette into 8 sandwiches. Butter both top and bottom pieces and place cut side down on a foil lined cookie sheet. Toast in you 450 degree F oven (or BBQ) for about 5-7 minutes. Flip the bottoms and remove the tops.
2. Thinly slice both the beef and mushrooms.
3. Pile sliced beef, mushrooms and onions ( or whatever combination your guest prefers) on top of bottom piece of bread and top with slice of cheese. Place back in oven for a couple minutes until cheese has melted.
4. Spread horseradish cream on top piece of bread and place on the bottoms. Serve with Au Jus. Enjoy!

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