Sunday was another day at work but it was topped off with another hike in Sweetwater Creek with my new hiking buddy, Rebecca. It was really great weather and amazing to get outside after a long weekend in the neon lights.
Monday was another day of house showing, which I really enjoy. Then it was off to the job for a night of playoff chatter with the co-workers. I think I watch more television this time of the year then any other, love the playoffs!
A few weeks ago, I spoke with my friend Natalie, who has been trying many of my recipes with her family. She had a request, anything with mushrooms. I love mushrooms so who am I to deny a friend their request? Enjoy it Natalie!
Roasted Mushrooms and Brussel Sprouts
1/3 of a large sweet onion (sliced)
2 large portobello mushroom caps
4 large shiitake mushrooms
5 large crimini mushrooms
5 cloves of garlic (chopped)
1/2 pound of brussel sprouts
1/2 cup of woodear mushrooms
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of vegetable broth
2 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of black pepper
1 tablespoon of fresh basil (chopped)
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon of hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of liquid smoke
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees. Take each mushroom and cut it into different types of pieces, some slices, some cubed, etc. In a 13x9 baking dish, pour in the olive oil, oinions and garlic and place pan in the oven for 5 minutes until the oil in hot but not smoking. Cut the stems off the brussel sprouts and slice them in half. Once the oil is hot, add the mushrooms, brussel sprouts, salt and pepper and return to the oven. Allow to roast for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, much of the oil will have been cooked off by this point. Stir and add the remaining ingredients. Return to the oven for another 8 minutes and serve hot.
This was a nice savory dish and very earthy. The mushrooms each displayed their distinct flavors and were nicely complimented by the crunch if the brussel sprouts. This was the first time I had ever cooked with woodear mushrooms and they were fantastic!