The portobello mushrooms in creamy curry have been on my mind ever since I had them at Vij’s restaurant a couple of months ago. I am not as familiar with Indian spices and blends and much to my dismay I was never able to decide what was used in the dish. My recent trip to Italy and the amazing mushrooms pastas that I enjoyed while there inspired me to take a new approach to the dish and go with some flavours that I was a little more comfortable with. I kept things nice and simple and flavoured the creamy porcini sauce with shallots, garlic, thyme and a healthy helping of parmigiano reggiano that was melted into the sauce. One thing that I like about using the dried porcini mushrooms is that they pack a ton of mushroomy flavour and it is really easy to capture it all by using the water that the mushrooms were soaked in in the dish. If you can still get outside and use the grill it will add a touch of smokiness to the portabella mushrooms that goes really well with the creamy sauce. If not, an indoor grill will work just fine. This version of the dish ended up being fantastic and I enjoyed it so much that I have already made it twice! The first time I served it as an appetizer with some crusty bread to soak up all of the extra creamy mushroom sauce and the second time I served it over a bed of spinach as the main dish in a lighter meal.
Grilled Portobello Mushroom in a Porcini Cream Sauce
- 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 shallot (finely diced)
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1/3 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated)
- 2 portobello mushrooms (stems removed)
- 1 tablespoon oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Soak the dried porcini mushrooms in the hot water for 20 minutes.
- Drain the mushrooms and chop them reserving the water.
- Melt the butter in a pan at medium.
- Add the porcini mushrooms, shallots, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and saute for 2 minutes.
- Add the reserved water and simmer at medium-high until reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
- Add the cream and parmigiano reggiano and simmer until it thickens, about 2-4 minutes.
- Brush the portobello mushrooms with the oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill until cooked, about 3-5 minutes on the first side followed by 3 minuted on the other side.
Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan says
OMG beautiful! It's rare to find such an indulgent vegetarian dish…
I only have fresh misfortune the sauce not dried …how would that work?
the blissful baker says
wow, what a fantastic mushroom dish! i am somewhat of a mushroom fanatic, and am always looking for ways to use them in main dishes. thanks for the recipe, it looks scrumptious!
[email protected] says
oh my goodness..this looks incredible!
Oh gosh this recipe looks fantastic. I love cooking with mushrooms, especially the big Portobello's, they are delicious.
Thanks for a great recipe!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
That dish is wonderful! What a great idea.
Karen from Globetrotter Diaries says
Mushrooms upon mushrooms! Fantastic recipe 🙂
Zo @ Two Spoons says
Giddy me, you have blown this mushroom-fanatic's mind.
I have that problem with Asian and Indian food as well. Since I never ate it growing up, I don't have the fund of knowledge as to what should go in it. Italian, I can do though. This sounds delicious.
gosh that looks unbelievably rich and tasty… Mmmm, I want it with tagliatelle!
Oh gosh, I starred this one immediately! I've been craving mushrooms lately and looking for a new way to serve them as a main course. This looks crazy good, and I love the idea of serving the mushroom over a bed of spinach. I think I may put this on next week's menu!
Yum! My mouth is watering.
the first pics is just awesome!
have a nice time,
Mo Diva says
Oh my… i dont know how you managed to take this picture without diving into it!
Its gorgeous… and looks INCREDIBLYU tasty. I love recreating restaurant faves at home. its like a comfort and a treat all in your pjs!
Erin at Hungry Times Two says
Wow – will save for a special occasion later this fall.
You take such excellent photos of your food, too!
The Duo Dishes says
Love the creamy factor of the sauce. It looks super decadent. It'd work on anything.
I love mushrooms and this dish looks amazing. Definitely made my mouth water!
I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new vegetarian photo gallery showcasing the best vegetarian dishes and recipes on the web.
Chef Fresco says
Oh man Kevin, these look so good! Portobellos are our favorite. Love the sauce!
Hey Kevin! I'm loving this double mushroom thing going on 🙂
The only thing better than mushrooms in a dish is two different kinds of mushrooms in a dish. This looks delicious, Kevin.
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wow, this looks like it has such a delicious rich flavor!
Mushrooms Canada says
WOW Kevin this one looks delicious! I love how you incorporated dried porcini's into the sauce. If one did not have access to dried porcini's what would you suggest to use in its place?
Oh my GOSH this looks amazing! Stellar photographs! I love anything with mushrooms, and the heavy cream just adds to that love.
Ana Powell says
So moreish ♥
Alisa Cooks says
Love this recipe Kevin. Definitely bookmarking since we adore mushrooms. Thanks!
Wow, this looks so tasty, can't wait to try it.
Looks heavenly. Mushrooms and cream simply "go" together.
Mushrooms Canada: If I did not have access to dried porcini mushrooms I would use some finely chopped button or cremini mushrooms. They would not pack as much flavour but they would still be really good!
bed frame amish says
This is beautiful! I love it! I can't wait to try this one. Healthy and delicious at the same time.
This looks amazing!!
It says 1/3 parm does that mean 1/3 cup of parm…thanks
Anonymous: Yes, that should be 1/3 cup parmigiano reggiano (grated). Thanks!
Is it just me, or do comments usually help one decide if the recipe TASTES good? Maybe I missed something, but it doesn't look as if anyone has tried this recipe and then commented on it.
ABSOLUTELY AGREE! It benefits no one (and it is a WASTE OF TIME on behalf of the reader) to see opinion after opinion regarding the fabulous PHOTOS and how much one is LOOKING FORWARD to making the recipe! (This is SO COMMON throughout PINTEREST and other recipe sites and it should be stopped by the administrators!) Frankly, when I see this I think, “.Hmm. So MUCH praise, but no one MADE it, yet? VERY strange. OR, is it that many have since made it, DID NOT CARE FOR IT, and did not return to submit a poor/bad review?”
In any event, my interest in making the recipe(s) has now dramatically waned. Moved on to something that actually has high ratings of those who have TASTED IT!!!