Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Creamy Portobello Mushrooms

 Take some firm, meaty Portobello mushrooms - their Italian name 'Cappellone' - 'big hat'

thickly slice

adding chopped garlic sauté in olive oil and butter - season with freshly ground nutmeg, and black pepper

Finish with Greek yogurt, a dollop of cream, and plenty of chopped fresh parsley
Ten minutes only and supper is ready - serve with rice, vegetables and a sprinkling of Parmigianino cheese 

50 comments:

  1. Oh, Rosemary, that looks sooooo good, and so easy, too.
    You take the most wonderful photos. Are you using a large DSLR or a compact camera? I have a DSLR but it's cumbersome to carry all the time and I wondered if you were using a small camera, and in which case, which one? I need to replace my small Pentax which, after much use, has the piece of plastic (which holds in the battery) missing.
    Margaret P

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    1. Dear Margaret - my camera is just a little compact that fits snuggly in my pocket for convenience. I personally could not do with a big camera dangling around my neck or shoulders. I like it but of course it does have its limitations compared with ones that have bigger lenses etc. It is a Sony Cyber shot DSC-WX350 with a 20X lens.

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    2. I think your photos are amazing - I have a Nikon D90 (it replaced my D50 which developed a fault and the camera shop said to have it repaired would just cost too much - and then sold me a £700+ camera, and 2nd hand at that!) I would like to be able to have larger photos on my blog, similar to yours, but I don't seem to be able to manage that. I will have to ask my son how to do it.
      By the way, I love the gallery tray on which you have your mushrooms. I need to buy two new ones, but they are hard to find, circular trays with a little lip.
      Margaret P
      www.margaretpowling.com

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    3. Dear Margaret - I have just noticed that you have already purchased the Sony camera. I wish you well with it, it is certainly a much cheaper camera than the ones that you have been using.
      The way to make photos a good size is first of all you need to reduce the pixels to no more than 800 pixels. You then need to make sure that the margins on either side of the area where you post are wide enough i.e the thin gold lines either side of my post. When you post a photo that is 800 pixels you have a choice of sizes, use original size, and then go to position and use left. If the photo is less than 800 pixels you need to position it in the center.
      Hope that helps.
      I am afraid I can't help you out with information about the tray as it was given to me by my DiL and she purchased it in Paris.

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    4. I will have to try this, Rosemary. My blog is by Wordpress and it was set up for me by my computer man. I have to download pix first into a program called Irfanview and then download to my blog, and then I have the option of small, medium or large and the large just isn't large enough! There is plenty of white space on either side, and I know that our son once made my photos larger, so I will ask him again, but I will also see if I can do it the way you suggest.
      Margaret P
      www.margaretpowling.com

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    5. Sorry my information will probably not work on Wordpress, I had assumed wrongly that you were with Blogger. However, it must be possible for you to use large photographs - I have seen ones used on Wordpress that are much larger than mine. I used to contribute to a Wordpress blog and my photos were always transferred using the same size as on my blog.

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  2. Mouthwateringly delicious, Rosemary. Mushrooms are a wonderful food, easy, healthy and easily combined with other ingredients. I'm sure your supper was superb!

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    1. Mushrooms are something that we both enjoy Patricia and it was tasty and easy too.

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  3. Hello Rosemary, Your photos look so appetizing, but I am afraid that I was never one for mushrooms. The only exception seems to the the white fungus (bai mu er, which I wrote about before) and black fungus (hei mu er) that are so common in Asia. They don't have that earthy, mushroom flavor and add great texture to the dishes that include them.
    --Jim

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    1. Hello Jim - I think that mushrooms are something that you either love or hate. I must admit that as a young child I did not like them, but that is not the case now.

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  4. They look delicious! I like mushrooms and as soon as I get over this stomach bug I will know, becuase I will start wanting some!

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    1. A supper that is quick, easy and tasty too is what I like.

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  6. Delicious!!! Funny that we both wrote mushroom recipes today, I am craving your mushroom dish now!! Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. I haven't seen your mushroom post Amy will pop over and have a look - they say great minds think alike!

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  7. Looks heavenly! Once had Portobellos in a restaurant that were so tasty you'd have sworn you were eating a steak.

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    1. If you buy good quality fresh ones that is exactly what they should be like - best left well alone if they gave started to go over.

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    1. Yes, wish I could eat it all over again

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  9. PS to my earlier comments:
    I have done the deed. I have gone online and ordered a Sony Cyber DSG-WX350. They are a reasonable price and most people rate them quite highly. Your photos are proof enough for me!
    Margaret P

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    1. Dear Rosemary, Can't wait to try your recipe. We love mushrooms and serving and preparing them the way you have, I know will be a winner.
      Everyone is admiring your photos. And yes, they look as if you have used a super expensive camera. You were so kind and shared your secret with me. I also love my DSC-WX350. And it takes great photos...but then there is something called "the artistic eye". You have it. Your photos will always be superior.

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    2. Dear Gina - I am so pleased that you enjoy your camera, and I always love to see your wonderful photos too.
      This recipe is a bit more special if you add a little white wine, or even some sherry.

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  10. Thanks for the recipe. I'm always looking for tasty meatless dishes to add to my repertoire. My mother was well skilled in foraging and we had delicious meals of wild mushrooms. Portobello mushrooms are the closest I've come to recreating the taste.

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    1. We had a field behind our house when I was young, and it yielded wonderful mushrooms when in season, some as big as plates. You are right Portobellos are the nearest to recreating that childhood taste.

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  11. Lovely recipe, and do love mushrooms...something to eat before retiring for the night for me.

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    1. I think that mushrooms are a bit like marmite - love them or hate them.

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  12. Looks delicious! Love the bright colours of your tray and plates. You should be taking photos for recipe books.

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    1. Thanks Betty - I have a programme on my camera that I can pre-set for taking photos of food but completely forgot to use it!

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  13. This I am going to try, although I was a little surprised at the addition of nutmeg.

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    1. I use nutmet in many savoury dishes - it is nice on scrambled eggs, in a white or cheese sauce, and lovely sprinkled over a roasted butternut squash too.

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  14. What a delicious looking dish. We try to eat meatless a few times each week and this is a great option. Hearty and filling.Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Same here, we tend to eat more vegetarian or fish than meat.

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  15. A great recipe , I like the fact that you use yoghurt instead of cream which we normally use in Italy.

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    1. Yes, I usually use a bit of each these days

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  16. It looks delicious and I would be happy to eat. Regards.

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  17. Dearest Rosemary,
    Funny to look at those beloved English 'Breakfast Mushrooms' as they used to be called at the time we gave seminars in the UK and Ireland.
    Your dish sound yummy and you got some good quality fresh ones!
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. I was so fortunate, they were selling them off at a greatly reduced price, but they were wonderful and fresh fresh - I think that they must have had another delivery waiting to go on the shelves.

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  18. Looks lovely. I used to go mushroom hunting in the woods years ago just for the fun of it every autumn.

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    1. As long as you know what you are collecting in the woods and fields there some tasty treats awaiting.

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  19. Portobello Mushrooms look like our “shiitake” mushroom but size is greatly different. There are no such big mushrooms as Portobello Mushrooms on the market in Japan. The dish looks so delicious, I think I can use your recipe to “shiitake”.

    Yoko

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    1. Dear Yoko - “shiitake” mushrooms would work very well for you in this recipe

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  20. That looks wonderful I hadn't thought of using greek yogurt in that way. Sarah x

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  21. I LOVE mushrooms and in fact made a really nice creamy mushroom soup just a couple of days ago.
    I will definitely try your recipe Rosemary - it looks delicious and so easy.
    Thank you x

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  22. I too love sauteed mushrooms. This looks like a great recipe - a new way to try them with cream and yogurt. Thanks, Rosemary.

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  23. Uma delícia para uma refeição. Ontem comemos cogumelos, gostamos muito.
    As fotos estão espetaculares.

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