Tuesday, March 28, 2006
4lbs of Mushrooms
At the grocery store yesterday I found these wonderful mushrooms on the clearance rack. They look fine to me and they were 99cents a bag! I weighed them when I got home and it was 4lbs of mushrooms. Since mushrooms are usually 1.99$ - 2.99$ a Lb I figure I got a good deal.
But what to do with them? I certainly couldn't make enough omelets and pasta sauce and fried mushrooms to use them all before they go bad. So I decided to make Duxelles.
I chopped 3.5 lbs of the mushrooms and sauteed them with some onion and some thyme. I added some white wine and let it simmer for a few hours. Once it was reduced I used the immersion blender to chop most of the mushrooms into a puree, but I left a few for texture.
This is the finished product. I froze it in ziplocs so we can use it whenever we want.
It goes great in pasta sauce, or omelets or sauces or over a steak or under the skin of a roasting chicken or mixed with butter or used as a vegetarian pate.
So if you ever get lucky on the mushroom front........