All day Saturday I was busy baking. I made bread and the cake for my Mum’s birthday, but when it came time to figure something for supper, I was literally stumped. I recalled the portabello mushrooms I’d seen the day before, and that’s when it hit me! I was going to build supper around mushrooms, and preferably mushrooms in sauce. WOOT!
After getting the mushrooms I’d forgotten the day before, I was ready to begin.
I started with sauteing some veg (onions, brussel sprouts, carrots, garlic, ginger) in oil, then added some water to simmer and help soften the veg a bit. Sadly, the peppers from the previous photo did not make it into the saute… my Elflings devoured them the first chance they got when my back was turned.
While the veg simmered, I chopped my mushrooms (portabello & brown) and sauteed them in EVOO and onions, as well. Once they’d had a little while to cook, I chucked in some parsley, garlic and a little water, then let them simmer.
When the mushrooms were softer, I added a little flour (buckwheat, rice, etc) and a bit more water to make a roux. I let it cook a little longer to thicken, then served it over rice with the veg. It was awesome! I know exactly what to make for holiday dinners in place of turkey – mushroom sauce! *happy dancing*