mushroom risotto

Mushroom Risotto

Lately I have been making a lot of risotto’s. Here is another great and simple recipe for all you mushroom lovers out there 🙂

Recipe

  • Assortment of mushrooms (whatever you like, best quality you can get)
  • Risotto rice
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • White wine
  • Chicken or vegetable stock
  • Lemon juice
  • Fresh Parsley
  • Paremsan  (best you can afford)
  • Butter

Chop and fry the celery, onion and garlic for a couple of minutes. Increase the heat and add the rice. Stir until the rice is translucent. Add the white wine and cock until reduced. Under constant stirring ad the stock ladle by ladle until the rice is al dente. Add the mushrooms towards the end.

Finally add lemon,Grated parmesan and butter. Season with salt and pepper.

ENJOY !

 

Tournedos Rossini on jerusalem artichoke puree with wild mushrooms

Tournedos Rossini on jerusalem artichoke puree with wild mushrooms

New year dinner, course 3:  My best friend Thomas loves tenderloin beef and foie gras so it was a no brainer to include this dish in the menu. I tried to combine the main ingredients with the earthy and nutty flavors of the jerusalem artichoke and mushrooms.

Jerusalem artichoke puree

  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Double cream
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper
  • Nutmeg

Peel the jerusalem artichokes and chop into halves. Cover with water and add plenty of salt. Cook for about 10 min. Drain the water and cock for another 5 minutes with a small amount of double cream. Puree with a blender. Add butter to a small frying pan, cook until golden brown. Add the brown butter to the puree and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Tarragon butter sauce

  • Butter
  • Tarragon vinegar
  • White vine
  • Fresh tarragon
  • Salt & pepper

Melt butter in a pan, add a small amount of tarragon vinegar. Add a splash of white vine. Finally add the tarragon. Season with salt & pepper.

Mushrooms

  • Your mushrooms of choice
  • Butter
  • Salt & pepper

Clean the mushrooms with a brush. Preheat a pan, add oil and fry for a couple of minutes. Finally ad butter and season with salt & pepper.

Tournedos Rossini & Assembly

  • Whole beef tenderloin
  • Whole foie gras lobe

Clean the tenderloin and cut into equally sized steaks, season with salt and pepper and pan fry medium-rare.

Cut the foie gras into slices and turn in the chopped hazelnuts, season with plenty of salt and pepper.  Pan fry until crisp on the outside.

Create a small circle of the puree in the center of the plate, place the steak on top of the puree and the foie gras on top of the steak. Place the mushrooms around the plate and finally pour some of the tarragon butter around as well.

ENJOY !

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Favorite Fall Foods: Mushrooms

Fall brings one of my favorite foods, Mushrooms! This is a simple way of enjoying their lovely earthy flavor.

Recipe

  • Toasted slices of bread
  • Cleaned chanterelles
  • Sliced Garlic
  • Butter
  • White wine or Vermouth
  • Double cream
  • Lemon thyme
  • Finely sliced radishes
  • Salt&Pepper

Fry the mushrooms in oil for a couple of minutes then adding  the garlic.  Add the butter an watch the mushrooms caramelize.. then add the wine.

Let the wine’s alcohol evaporate, then add cream, lemon thyme, salt & pepper.

Serve the mushrooms on slices of bread with radishes sprinkled on top

ENJOY !