Mushroom and Spinach Crepes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

Mushroom and Spinach Crepes with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Drizzle

It had been far too long since I had last had a good mushroom dish and I had been craving them. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to combine the mushrooms that I was craving with the new whole wheat crepe recipe that I wanted to try. I kept the mushroom mixture pretty simple using some of my favorite flavours. I decided to use shiitake and cremini mushrooms to form the base of the dish and I wanted something green so I added spinach. Thyme goes really well with mushrooms and it became the primary herb of the dish. I had some goat cheese left over and I thought that would be a great addition and I decided to go with a balsamic syrup garnish to round out the flavours. The mushroom and spinach crepes were a bit of work to put together as you have to juggle cooking the mushrooms, making the crepes and reducing the balsamic vinegar at the same time. In the end they turned out well! The mushrooms were of course great and the goat cheese added a really nice creaminess and the balsamic syrup cut through it nicely. Overall I really enjoyed both the meal and the whole wheat crepes.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon butter
8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
1 tablespoon thyme (chopped)
4 ounces spinach
salt and pepper to taste
1 splash dry sherry
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 whole wheat crepes (or crepes)
1 handful goat cheese (grumbled)

Directions:
1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the onion and saute until just starting to caramelize, about 5-9 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4. Add the butter and let it melt.
5. Add the mushrooms and thyme and season with salt and pepper and saute until they start to caramelize.
6. Add the sherry and deglaze the pan.
7. Add the spinach and saute until it wilts.
8. Reduce the balsamic vinegar to a syrup like consistency in a small sauce pan.
9. Place some of the mushroom and spinach mixture into a crepe followed by some goat cheese and balsamic syrup drizzle and fold.

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57 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

Magnificent crepes!!

Lisa said...

This post of yours just appeared in my google reader and all else was immediately forgotten. You are truly the master of mushrooms. For that matter, you are a master of food. Impressive!

Lisa said...

Delicious! And whole wheat in the crepes? Even better!

Elra said...

I love crepe, both the sweet and the savory...
There is one great creperie place in San Francisco called Ti-Couz, they serve all kinds of crepes. My favorite is buckwheat with mushroom and cheese. Yours off course. sounds delicious too!

Helene said...

I love crêpes. This looks chic. Very well done.

Dana McCauley said...

Great photo - love the colour on your crepes! It looks like a lot of drizzle though. Wasn't it a bit tangy?

Amanda said...

Grumbled goat cheese :D

I like the idea of savory crepes - I just never know what to put in them... now I know.

Ann said...

tempting ..oops..I love your kitchen..Its yummy and colorful.lemme try this one

Arundathi said...

this is my absolute favorite crepe filling!! i am astonished to find it here! you know i'm gonna just HAVE TO try this!! yum!

Bridgett said...

Wow, just look at the gorgeous balsamic drizzle. Love it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A recipe for gourmets! What wonderful crepes!

Cheers,

Rosa

Mrs Ergül said...

Wow, you're getting really good Kevin!

And this savory crepe looks great!

Peabody said...

Those are stuffed with so many yummy things.

Beachlover said...

Look yummydelicious!! so beautiful make!

Jeena said...

Lovely crepes Kevin everything you cook looks so fancy. :-)

FoodJunkie said...

Oh, these look lush! Goats chees, muchroom and balsamic, are a great trio.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

This is such an appealing plate of food! Light and delicious!

Jan said...

Lovely looking crepes!

Jeanne said...

How absolutely gorgeous! Every time I see you using balsamic drizzle I feel a pang of guilt for not using mine enough... Love the combination of spinach, cheese and mushrooms.

OhioMom said...

Awesome dish! I have never made crepes, these look so yummy.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

This would make a great quesadilla filling, too, with a slightly larger proportion of goat cheese.

Nina Timm said...

Oh Kevin you have my full attention with this meal. Delicious.....

Lori said...

I've always been so scared to try crepes. I am a horrible pancake-maker so I figured I wouldn't fair much better with something similar and maybe more complicated. :)

I do love them and yours look and sound absolutely awesome. Yum!

Manger La Ville said...

I love buckwheat crepes, they have a wonderful savory quality. These crepes look wonderful. As far as the balsamic, you can get the aged variety (10-25) and it will be already syrupy (but will cost you much more.) Sounds delicious, I want one for breakfast right now.

We Are Not Martha said...

Oh boy. Mushrooms, spinach, and goat cheese are one of my favorite combinations. And crepes?? I could eat them for every single meal of every day!!! Soooo good.

Sues

Cheryl said...

Oh my god Kevin, that makes my mouth water! YUM

Sharon said...

beautiful! balsamic, mushrooms and spinach is one of my favorite combinations :)

mikky said...

oh kevin, all the right ingredients in one perfect recipe... amazing!!! :)

Hallie Fae said...

Beautiful, and I'm sure yummy too!

lisaiscooking said...

This is a combination of some of my favorite things! I want to make crepes now.

Sandie said...

This looks delicious! I've made a few, unique crepe recipes that I'm wild about, but only 1 of them (so far) has been savory. This recipe looks like it would make a nice addition to balance out that list.

Mindy said...

I just wanted to tell you we made your curried honey Dijon chicken for dinner last night. It was fantastic! My husband loved it, and my 5 and 7-year-olds asked for seconds, and were mixing the sauce with their noodles. Thanks so much for a great recipe. I will definitely make it again.
The crepes look great! I am really into mushrooms lately so we will have to give this recipe a try.

cindy* said...

beautiful presentation. i love the addition of goat cheese and balsamic.

Maria said...

I have everything at home to make these!! YAHOO! They look nutritious and delicious!

Darius T. Williams said...

Looks great and that drizzle is perfect!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Paula said...

What a great savory crepe! Love that balsamic drizzle, and what a great idea to use mushrooms and cheese as your filler. YUM!

Parker said...

Tasty looking.

Terry B said...

Wow. These look gorgeous and sound heavenly. When I'm making savory crepes—such as my chicken and mushroom crepes—I like to use a mix of buckwheat flour and all-purpose flour.

Hillary said...

What a beautiful plate! I just got a port balsamic vinegar from O Olive Oil so maybe I'll try it out with this recipe! Thanks!

Dawn said...

wow! everything about this is perfect. love that balsamic drizzle.

Deborah said...

I've been craving mushrooms lately - I'm pretty sure this would satisfy that craving!

Rindy R said...

My grill cheese dinner looks pretty bad to me now! They look amazing and I bet they even taste better!
Lucky you!

Soma said...

Wow Crepes.. Looks beautiful and really beautful colors.

Joie de vivre said...

Beautiful plating.

Pam said...

Absolutely astounding!

Gloria said...

Yhese ar amazing Kevin ! And I love spinach !!! Gloria

Tasty Trends said...

this looks absolutely delicious kevin! i love crepes!

Nilmandra said...

Looks great! The balsamic would cut through the richness of the cheese nicely. Too bad we don't like goat's cheese in this house, and husband is not keen on ricotta. Maybe I'll try feta cheese.

[eatingclub] vancouver || js said...

These crepes look fantastic! Love the mushrooms!

jodycakes said...

These are wonderful. You've outdone yourself.
Sorry I haven't stopped by in awhile...been kinda busy. Everything looks great though!!!

Holler said...

I want a plate of this right now! I would never have thought of putting together these ingredients in a crepe, but as soon as I saw it I knew it would be delicious!

jenisnape said...

made these last night. they were so GOOD! Thanks for the recipe :)

Astrid said...

These were delicious! I didn't have spinach- left that out. I added some heavy cream to the mushroom mixture (at the very end...trying to give it more body since there wasn't spinach). They were absolutely divine and all my family members agreed!

emma said...

AMAZING! i've never felt like such an accomplished chef!

Anonymous said...

this was delicious. the goat cheese really lifts the taste up to another level.

Dolly said...

Man I so love food... so I hope to make this dish

Dolly said...

Man I so love food... so I hope to make this dish

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