December 01, 2005
Portabella Cream Sauce

recipe thursdayPortabella mushrooms are not so easy to find in my grocery store so when I found baby bellas on the shelves the other day, I grabbed them up quick. Here’s what I made them into—rich, flavorful, glossy brown cream sauce. I wish I’d made more.

Portabella Cream Sauce
serves 4

3 baby portabella mushrooms, halved and sliced
2 whole sundried tomatoes, slivered
1/2 onion, minced
6 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
3-4 Tbsp flour
1 1/2 c whole milk, heated
salt to taste

Sautee the onion and sun-dried tomato in 4 Tbsp olive oil. When the onions turns translucent, add the mushrooms and continue cooking until they shrink and turn dark brown. Remove vegetables from pan.
Add the butter and remaining olive oil to the pan. Mix in the flour to form a roux, cooking to a pale nut brown. Add the milk, whisking to remove any lumps. Return the vegetables to the pan and simmer to reduce to about 1/2 the liquid’s volume. Salt to taste.

Serving suggestion: over gnocchi with a garnish of shredded prosciutto

Posted by kuri at December 01, 2005 09:00 AM


Thanks Kristen,

I might have the chance to try this soon.


Posted by: Ando on December 1, 2005 02:22 PM

Serving suggestion: Eat from spoon as you lean over bubbling pan, with one eye looking over your shoulder to make sure no one is looking. :-)

Posted by: Jennifer on December 3, 2005 03:10 AM

Was it something I said? ;-)

Posted by: Jennifer on December 5, 2005 09:17 AM
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