Monday, August 04, 2008

Mushrooms in Cream

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This is called “My bosses are in town and I have 2 big meetings this week to prepare for so I need something fast but delicious and comforting to eat at my desk and by the way I’ll be buried in work all week so see you next week Mushrooms in Cream”.

I know I said I never give dishes fancy names but I thought I’d make an exception here as I don’t have the luxury of a long post to do the talking.

I apologize for the hodgepodge, throw-together manner with which I’m sharing this recipe...but I am in the middle of a workstorm, and besides, that’s how this meal came together...and it really is good enough to share. Especially if you find nice portobellos in the market. I imagine it would be even better with chanterelles or morels but the chances of me finding those two forest beauties over here are slim to none (I have only seen fresh chanterelles here once).

Here's what to do: Sautee 2 cloves of minced garlic and some thyme in some olive oil. Add 2 portobello mushrooms that have been sliced or roughly chopped into big chunks (or use whatever type mushoom you have available, enough to make one serving). Sautee until mushrooms are cooked and the liquid has all evaporated. Add some generous glugs of cream, season with salt and pepper, and toss until cream starts turning nutty brown. Scrape everything onto a plate, grab a fork, and get back to work!

You can have this on its own, as a side dish, tossed with pasta noodles, or folded in an omelette. Or, as I like it, piled on toast :)

Being buried in your work may sound like a less-than-ideal situation (unless you are her) but that does not have to be the case! If you take the right provisions down there with you, things will not seem as daunting :)

Have a fantastic and productive work-week! I'll be "back" next week!

40 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love mushrooms coupled with cream! Delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

Pille said...

Definitely a quick, tasty and comforting dish! Hope the week goes smoothly!

Andreea said...

mushrooms and cream = heaven. hope your week goes by ok.

Anonymous said...

I'm actually halfway through my dinner, reading your post and wanting to jump into cyberspace and grab hold of that fabulous-looking concoction of yours... gawd, shrooms & cream... perfection!!

Ling
xxxxx

mtan said...

Ooo, a dash of nutmeg might be an amazing addition or sage for a pasta dish.

I'll swap any time with that girl, buried in her "work" - nice work if you can get it, I say!

zlamushka said...

hmmm... sounds yummy, cosy and quick. I could have this for every dinner...

katrina said...

Mushrooms (especially portobello) and cream is another one of those perfect combinations! Damn, girl, *this* is what you come up with when you're busy and have no time?! I am SO not on your level...my equivalent meal is dry cereal and milk! Hahaha!!! ;-D

Tonight, though, I cooked something that took much more effort than I'm used to. Note, though, that for everyone else, it's considered a quick & easy recipe. But for me, it was an achievement. *smiles proudly*

Georgia said...

I wouldn't want to go back to work, I'd just want to eat, eat, eat! Yum :)

Manggy said...

Joey, those shrooms look so good! I'll have mine on... Pasta. What can I say, I'm a thinkin' man. Noodles for me noodles! Ha ha ha.
Goodness, when you've come across morels, you've struck gold in the Philippines. Why wouldn't we grow them? Wouldn't they need like a wet log or something? Ha ha ha. So much for thinking. But portobellos are nothing to scoff at, they're quite delicious and still expensive! :O

Ipshi said...

What a yummylicious photo!! and if u can do that when ur buried under work, im ashamed to see what i do even when iv the day off!! lovely lovely and oh-so-tempting!

The Knittymommy said...

And yet, your photo is stunning. I can imagine this with buttered flat egg noodles like what you use for beef stroganoff. I will try this soon!

Don't forget to breathe!

Veron said...

Look at those succulent mushrooms...one of my favorite combinations!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Oh, yeah. Talk about a dream job. :)
I'm new to mushrooms, Joey, and these are making me even more curious!

Marvin said...

Mmmm. Portobellos, the fungus that eats like a steak! I love your idea of adding them to an omelette.

Didona said...

Mushrooms in cream I cooked, yesterday. Delicious...It's very good with polenta.
If you want, see it in
arome-didona.blogspot.com

Jescel said...

wow.. and this is in a hurry? you must be wonder woman's alter ego! :o)

Kevin said...

Those mushrooms look really good!

ChichaJo said...

I love the combination too Rosa! :)

Thanks Pille! Now if only I had access to the mushrooms you’ve got over there!

Hi Andreea! Thank you :)

Hey Ling! Mushrooms and cream seem to take to each other like Brad and Angelina...undeniable chemistry ;)

Hi M! Nutmeg...sounds great! And sage too :) Thanks for the tips! Hay M, the grass is always greener as they say...

Hi Zlamushka! It is very cosy now that you mention it :)

Katrina! What’s with the getting me all hepped up about what you made for dinner and then not saying what it was??? Do tell friend! And believe you me, this is so easy...you can have it in a bowl on your lap in no time flat! But hey, let’s not underestimate the charms of cereal and milk...which I also really love! Ok, so what was for dinner???

Hi Georgia! I wish!

Hi Manggy! Knowing what they charge for dry morels here I shudder to think what they would charge for fresh ones! Sigh, who knows, they probably need a forest of wet logs filled with fairies and Moomins. Yes, portobellos are still expensive...but yes, delicious, and a perfect treat for a worker bee :)

Hi Ipshi! It’s really, really easy to whip this up! I promise :) But really, sometimes I can’t even lift a finger to toast some bread...it all depends on my mood I guess...and how hungry I am!

Hi KM! The advantages of living in a small flat...you can get to your kitchen to your “studio” (a push-cart beside the living room window) in just a couple of steps! You know, when I was making this I also thought of beef stroganoff as the portobellos were so meaty!

Hi Veron! I remember when you got that whole delivery of morels! Lucky you!

Hi Patricia! Oh my! You have so many wonderful things to discover! Mushroom as so so so delicious...and each has its own flavour personality. These portobellos have a really meaty taste! Then there are the Asian mushrooms, which are also delicious!

Hi Marvin! Hehe...or you could turn a whole Portobello into a meatless burger :)

Hi Didona! Will check it out :)

Hi Jescel! Haha! Not quite! But it’s really easy this one :)

Thanks Kevin! :)

Peabody said...

That looks decadent and heavenly.

Gourmet Traveller said...

Next time, try them on a thick slice of toasted brioche - even better than toast.

G.T.

canDIshhh said...

Mushrooms = yummy!!

Midge said...

Hi, Joey! Sorry to hear you've been swamped under by work.

Those mushies look ultra-fab! I think I can practically live on mushrooms on toast.

Erin said...

That looks absolutely lush!

Valentina said...

Great dish. very quick to prepare. I can see myself reproducing it here.I love mushrooms.have a good week.

Antonio Tahhan said...

wow, it's late and for a split second I read, mushroom ice cream, haha! Mushrooms in cream sounds so rich and delicious - yum!

Rasa Malaysia said...

I wanted to learn more about Filipino food, cook some. ;)

Anyway, I love mushrooms, this reminds me of my favorite cream of mushrooms because of similar ingredients.

Kelly-Jane said...

I could make my entire supper from a big bowl of these, yum yum :)

Helen said...

I sympathise. I have exactly the same dilemma. I am behind with blogging, blog reading and all blog related tasks! I need mushrooms in cream!

Kevin said...

Yum i also love Mushroom cream....luscious food.

Phils Grill said...

Mushrooms are one of my favorite items to add to just about anything. Mushrooms in cream how simple and tasty. I'll be coming back for more of those recipes!

Maven said...

Yumm! I will definitely try these. Can I ever relate about work right now...

Stella (Sweet Temptations) said...

Hey Joey!
I'll definitely try this fuss free recipe next time!

p.s: your tiramisu looks simply AWESOME!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Peabody! It was...simple but decadent...that’s what cream does I guess :)

Hi GT! Now that sounds decadent!

Hehe! I agree Candishhh!

Hi Midge! I’m back and up and about again! Gotta love those mushrooms :)

Thanks Erin!

Thanks Valentina! Yes, it is very quick and easy to prepare :)

Hi Antonio! Haha! Now I wonder what that would taste like...

Hi Bee! Haha! I actually want to learn more about Filipino cooking too! It’s ironic that my own cuisine is one that I am still in the process of learning all the nuances! But I’ll be chronicling my attempts here :) We have a lot of gems!

Hi Kelly-jane! Me too!

Hi Helen! I feel for you! Siiigh...well, the least we can do is have yummy food to keep us company, right? :)

Hi Kevin! Luscious indeed!

Hi Phils Grill! Thanks for stopping by :) Mushrooms are an all time favourite food of mine too :)

Hi Maven! Hang in there!

Hi Stella! Hope you enjoy it! And thanks for the compliment on my tiramisu :)

SteamyKitchen said...

you are soo good to bring a lunch to work! I am too lazy!

Manger La Ville said...

This sounds really good, comforting and earthy. Kinda like Cream of Mushroom but soo much better. I would use a variety of mushroom and a sprinkling of tarragon and sherry.

ChichaJo said...

Hi Jaden! I work from home :) So, um, I bring lunch to work every day!

Hi Manger la Ville! It is very comforting and earthy...I’ll try a variety next time! :)

SOUP OF THE DAY said...

I have a really decadent cream of wild mushroom soup recipe, and this reminds me of that. SO good!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Traci! Do share the recipe! It sounds delicious! :)

aria said...

mmmmmmmmmmm ooooh yes yum! i want to eat this so badly right now. can you believe my hubby doesn't like mushrooms? he's crazy!

ChichaJo said...

Hi Aria! Can you believe my hubby doesn't like pancakes? Crazy guys! ;)