Friday, April 30, 2010

Foodie Friday

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I found black trumpet mushrooms at the market. I have seen many varieties of dried mushrooms including these but never fresh. You can read more about them here. There was quite a variety of specialty mushrooms so I decided to try them along with the fresh shitakes. I googled the black trumpets just to get an idea of what to do with them and just sort of made up the recipe (as I do with most) which means that nothing is exactly the same twice!
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I baked boneless skinless chicken thighs for about an hour at 350. Before baking I seasoned them with salt, pepper and smoked paprika. I then covered them with lemon slices and drizzled a little olive oil over the top.
L1020591About 20 minutes before the chicken was done, I started the mushroom sauce. I sautéed a shallot, chopped finely, in olive oil and butter. I then added the mushrooms and cooked them until they were done. Then I added a good splash of dry sherry and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes to burn off some of the alcohol. Just before serving I added a smaller splash of brandy.
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Steamed asparagus was the vegetable. The sauce was wonderful – slightly woody and sweet with just a hint of the sherry and the brandy. Bon Appetit!


susan said...

Carol-I had never even heard of theses. You cook the way I do....good splash and smaller splash :)

Natasha said...

That looks and sounds heavenly! I would love to try this recipe-thanks for sharing it!

Best wishes,

PS I am a splash here and splash there kind of cook too!

Kathleen said...

Me too, I only measure for baking..Little of this and that! Looks delicious, Carol..Have a great weekend!

mr. pineapple man said...

I love how you covered them with lemon slices~

Cathy said...

Mmmm, this looks wonderful, Carol. The farmers market opens next weekend and I bet I'll find some of these fresh mushrooms there.

Happy Foodie Friday.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love the flavor of mushrooms and asparagus together and with chicken, you can't get much better! Delicious!

Pam said...

Yum! This looks delicious and what can be better than mushrooms! Love your pic of them!

gnee said...

I really enjoy this kind of luscious, yet simple, meal. The flavor of lemons and asparagus pair so well with your chicken breast and make a lovely presentation. I'm getting hungry!

Bit of Butter said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one experimenting with mushrooms these days!


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