Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Mushroom Gravy

Makes 2 cups

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup dried shiitake mushrooms
5 large baby bella mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
2 large shiitakes, stemmed and sliced
1 small yellow onion, diced
6 fresh thyme sprigs
1/3 cup dry red wine
3 cups vegetable stock
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
salt and fresh ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and dried shiitakes. Cook until onions have softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add half of the fresh sliced mushrooms and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Cook until the mushrooms begin to turn golden brown.
  3. Add the wine to the skillet and bring to a boil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until liquid has reduced.
  4. Add the thyme sprigs and 2 3/4 cups of stock, reserving the remaining 1/4 cup in a small bowl. Bring stock and mushrooms to a steady simmer and cook for 15 minutes or until liquid has reduced slightly.
  5. Use a slotted spoon to remove the thyme and the fresh and dried mushrooms from the liquid.
  6. Add the flour to the reserved stock and whisk until smooth. Pour the flour mixture into the stock mixture, stirring constantly until smooth. Cook on a low simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the gravy has thickened slightly. Remove from the heat.
  7. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in another skillet over medium-high heat. Add the remaining fresh mushrooms, season with a pinch of salt, and cook until mushrooms are golden brown.
    Add them to the gravy.
  8. Season the gravy with salt, pepper, and the apple cider vinegar. When seasonings are adjusted, add the last tablespoon of butter and stir until melted.

Leftover Stuffing Mushroom Strata

We all are usually plagued with leftovers for weeks after Thanksgiving, but don’t you fret Denise from Chez Us has a unique way to use up all that leftover stuffing!

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients:
4 cups leftover stuffing
1/4 cup half and half
4 ounce pancetta, diced
1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
1/3 cup Italian parsley, finely minced
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon butter

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Butter a glass baking dish.
3. Place the leftover stuffing into a large mixing bowl and drizzle the half and half over the top. Stir.
4. Cook the pancetta for 4 minutes over medium low heat.
5. Add the mushrooms, stir and cook for another 4 minutes over medium low heat.
6. Pour the mixture into the leftover stuff and stir in the parsley.
7. Pour the mixture into the glass baking dish.
8. Place into the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
9. Remove from the oven and crack the eggs over the top. Cover with foil and place back into the oven for another 10 – 15 minute until the eggs are set but still slightly soft.
10. Serve.

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Yield: 10-12 servings

Ingredients

2 lbs. Bread (the better the bread, the better the stuffing) cut into cubes
1 lb. Assorted Mushrooms, chopped (wild or cultivated mushroom such as button, Cremini and Shiitake)
1 Yellow Onion, diced
1 bunch Kale, chopped
½ cup Sherry
1 pint Mushroom or Vegetable Stock
1 pint Mascarpone
2 Eggs
2 Tbs. Garlic, chopped
1½ Tbs. Thyme, chopped
3 Tbs. Butter
1 Tbs. Olive Oil
½ lb. Asiago Cheese
Salt & Pepper

Directions

Heat butter and olive oil in a wide bottomed pot over medium high heat.  Add mushrooms and cook until its just starting to turn golden brown, about 3 minutes, not stirring at all.  Add onions and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Add garlic, cook for 1 minute.  Add sherry and cook until almost gone, about 30-45 seconds.  Add stock and reduce by half.  Remove from heat.  Add thyme and kale.  Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper and pour into a large bowl.

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In another bowl, whisk together mascarpone, eggs, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Add bread to mushrooms and mix thoroughly.  Add egg mixture and half of the cheese.  Toss together and place into a baking dish.  Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.  Bake until golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.  Enjoy!

Sage and Mushroom Filled Croissants

Yield: 8 croissants

Ingredients

1 8-ounce container sliced baby bella mushrooms
1 8-ounce tube of refrigerated ready to use croissant rolls
10 fresh sage leaves, cut into thin strips
1 Tbsp canola oil
Salt to taste

Directions

Heat oil in a skillet. Sautee mushrooms and sage over medium-high heat for about ten minutes, stirring regularly. Add salt to taste.

Drop about a tablespoon of mushrooms on the widest part of the rolled out croissant top. Roll croissant from wide part down to fold mushroom mixture into the croissant.

Bake croissants on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet according to package directions until they turn golden brown. Let cool slightly before eating.