As supermarkets sport more and more varieties of fresh mushrooms, it's time to let these flavorful vegetables take star billing in risottos, sauces, crepes, and soups.
November 14, 2017
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Take a peek at the mushroom section of your produce department and you'll find half a dozen varieties of these delicious veggies. Depending on the type, they can be mild, meaty, or earthy. Find your favorite, then indulge in dishes that celebrate the mushroom's natural flavor and texture.
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When two starchy, creamy elements combine, the result is pure comfort. Pureed sweet potatoes give this risotto a golden hue and a subtle sweetness. For a little crunch, you can try sprinkling each serving with crumbled bacon or toasted nuts (hazelnuts or pecans would be delicious).
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Pork Tenderloin with Mushrooms, Fennel, and Blue Cheese
This gorgeous main uses just one skillet--first to sear and roast the pork, then to caramelize the fennel and mushrooms. Arugula isn't only for salads; it wilts nicely when sautéed in the pan juices from the pork tenderloin.
Leftover Thanksgiving mashed potatoes make it easy to whip up shepherd's pie on a weeknight. This vegetarian version is as hearty as the beefy original, thanks to meaty portabella mushrooms, but you could throw in leftover turkey if you want.
Wine pairing: Joseph Jewell 2014 Pinot Noir (Humboldt County; $32).