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September 2, 2009

Portobello Mushroom Ragout

School started on Monday and already I’m buried in work. Reading mostly…lots and lots of reading. Don’t get me wrong – I’m an avid reader and enjoy it more than most people, I’ve found – but I’m just exhausted : /

Anyway, as I was trying to make it through all my classes on Monday, all I could think of were the beautiful portabella mushrooms waiting for me in my fridge, to mold them into deliciousness.

This recipe is fast, easy and very satisfying. And there’s bacon in it, so you know it has to be good.

(Yield: 4 people)


2 strips of bacon

3 portabella mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed, sliced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

½ tsp dried thyme

¼ c dry white wine

1 ½ tbsp sour cream


Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy and drain on a paper towel. Drain off most of the fat from the skillet, leaving about 1 tbsp. Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook on medium heat for 5-6 min, stirring occasionally. Then season with salt, pepper and thyme, and add the garlic and wine. Reduce the heat slightly and cook for 6-7 min.

Once most of the wine has reduced, add the bacon (chopped) and stir in the sour cream. Done.

This can be served over noodles, mashed potatoes, rice, or whatever else your heart desires. Enjoy!


Sarah Alaoui said...

nom nom.

The Novice Chef said...

I understand the school work business! I started two weeks ago and I already miss summer!

Thanks for sharing this fast recipe! I will be in need of things like this these days!

Dajana said...

Lovely, Sasha.
I so understand you, as a college student (studying literature) I had to read all the time, was always burried in books. Now I miss that, with two little kids, I find very little time for reading.

Those mushrooms look great. I like them to be creamy, so I sprinkle them with just a tblspoon of flour, add a little chicken or vegetable stock and then sourcream at the end. I usually serve it with meat.

Sasha said...

Miss Novice: You're welcome. And summer will come again before we notice.

Dajana: Thank you for sympathizing.

Chef Fresco said...

I loveee portobellos! These look so so yummy I can nearly taste them!

Monika P. said...


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love those tasty mushrooms! Unfortunately, we can't buy them here... A delicious dish!



Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I laughed at your comment at mine, yes .. you can say whatever you want .. he he.

Olga said...

it'd be delicious over polenta or with scrambled eggs.

Karine said...

This looks delicious! I loe portobello too!

The beginning of the school year: always fun but the work starts quickly!