Sunday, August 29, 2010

* Dali, Philadelphia, and creamy mushrooms

A few nights ago I watched the movie "Little Ashes". It is about Salvador Dali and a time period in his life and his love. They don't go too much into his art, which I was a bit disappointed in. Some of you may know I lived in Philly for a period of time (about 2 years), And while I was there I would visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Sunday was donation day, and I would give a donation and just wander!! It was great. It was here, that I fell in love with Dali. I stumbled across this (a link to tell you about it) painting


And was mesmerized. I am not some smarty-artsy person.. But I do know what I like, and what I think "art" is.. And this is it. To me, this painting had so much power, and pain.. it literally moved me.

While in Philly I became friends with a gentleman who happened to be a great cook!! Him and I both attended Drexel.. Me for my Architecture and him for Business. He would often cook me dinner. One night he made me a creamy mushroom dish. Later, after moving back to Jersey, I had to call him to get the recipe because it is good!! It's been a few years since I talked to him.. But he is doing very well for himself in the Culinary world. He was on Food Network's Chopped and last I heard, is a chef at a restaurant in Philly. I took a peak at the menu, and guess what is on it? Yep, the mushroom dish!

Well..I have since lost the recipe that he had given me, but I do remember it pretty well off the top of my head. And that is what I am going to share with you today!!

Creamy Mushrooms
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Ingredients:
Olive oil
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1 Container Mushrooms (sliced)(I use a mix of cremini, Portobello, Porcini, and Shiitake)
1/2 C Heavy cream (just a little bit)
5.2 oz Borsin Cheese
Sliced baguette

Directions:
Saute your mushrooms and garlic in the olive oil.

Add the cream and borsin cheese. Cook on medium heat, stirring off and on until the sauce thickens up. Serve over sliced baguettes.




Now, I won't promise you that this is as good as what you can get at the restaurant, But it is pretty darn tasty!! I hope you enjoy it!!


Happy Eating!!
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10 comments:

  1. There's so much to look at in this picture...and I bet every time you look at it you notice something you may not have seen before. The mushrooms look delicious - love that you used boursin cheese!

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  2. That is exactly true!! I just recently noticed the little man hanging out on the bottom left-perched on the mangled hand..

    I had never used borsin cheese before-it makes the sauce so creamy and flavorful!

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  3. Delish! Makes me crave them even though I never tired!

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  4. Mmm, I love stuff like this! I like to make a creamy mushroom sauce to go on top of steaks- so good!

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  5. Yum. looks so easy too. Greetings from Philly!

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  6. I just found your blog tonight...and I'm glad that I did. I love this post because mushrooms happen to be one of my favorite things to eat. And you can never go wrong with Dali.

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  7. I love mushrooms... and I strongly believe that everything is better with cheese! Sounds great!

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  8. Thanks everyone!

    Gigabiting-greetings from the Jersey Shore!!

    Monet-Glad you are enjoying the site!!

    And yes, everything is better with cheese!

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  9. These are wonderful...and love the flavors :)

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