Saturday, January 10, 2009

Roasted Portabellas with White Wine Stuffing

This white wine stuffing is another nummy recipe test for Farm Sanctuary. My local grocery must have received an extra shipment of portabella mushrooms, because they're selling 6 oz. packs, usually $3.50 or so, for 99 cents. I love portabellas but don't often buy the big caps because of the price, so I'll be eating lots of mushrooms the next few days. Here the portabellas are brimming with stuffing and mushroom gravy.
Sometimes stuffing doesn't really stand out, but this is full of nice texture from celery, onions, and walnuts. With more mushrooms, of course. I used chardonnay, adding the wine to a hot pan of frying vegetables and bread cubes. Pouring wine into a hot cast iron pan is fun, with a sizzling burst and the smell of the alcohol burning off. I don't make stuffing very often at all, but this will probably become my standby. Cooking with wine (chardonnay even!) always makes me feel uncharacteristically sophisticated, so this was a fun recipe.

7 comments:

aredcardigan said...

wow those look amazing and you know i LOVE MUSHROOMS...hehe. what's the white sauce on the top?

it's awful that mushrooms are so expensive. sigh. those babies taste so good tho.such a luxury to have at times!

and yes thank you for sharing the mjeddrah recipe.wouldn't have been able without your aid, mr.sophisticated;)

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Mike K said...

the sauce is Simply Organic mushroom sauce - one of the tastier packaged gravy mixes. More mushrooms coming tomorrow :)

jrsimon56 said...

I love your blog. I just came across it. Those mushrooms are amazing. Makes me want to take a bite out of the screen. Thanks for blogging!

Theresa said...

We only buy mushrooms when they are really cheap as well. We go through long periods of no fresh mushrooms, and then have a week or so of mushrooms for 2 meals a day. I love them so much, and that stuffing sounds really great, too.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

The gravy looks like a great topping to this meal! I think this would be a hit in our house.

River said...

These look so super fancy! Can you believe I've never had stuffed mushrooms? Criminal, I know.