Ragout of Fall Mushrooms
|Preparation Time:||30 minutes|
|Cooking Time:||1 hour 10 minutes|
|Time Until Ready:||1 1/2 hours|
3 pounds shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and reserved, caps sliced 1/4 inch thick
1/2 cup olive oil
10 medium cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
6 medium shallots, minced
2 pounds portobello mushtrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
3 teaspoons kosher salt, plus more to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
5 pounds white domestic mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon sherry vinegar
1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
- Cover the shiitake stems with 5 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 minutes. Strain through a sieve lined with a damp cloth. Discard stems and reserve broth for future use.
- Warm the oil in a large casserole over medium heat. add the garlic and toss. Add the shallots, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring frequently, until shallots are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the portobellos, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper, toss and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the shiitakes, 1 teaspoon salt and more pepper; toss, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the white mushrooms, 1 teaspoon salt and morepepper; toss, cover and cook for 5 minutes more.
- Add the chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the vinegar and adjust the salt and pepper. Add the thyme and parsley and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Serve alone or over pasta, or use for a deep-dish mushroom pie or cod-steamed-with-mushrooms.
Delicious with bowtie pasta and green salad
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