It was quite cold and rainy in San Francisco last winter, and on a rainy Saturday afternoon we got together with our dear friends the Shahs for an evening of cooking, drinking and eating. Beef bourguignon is that quintessential comfort stew that hits the spot on a day like that. And in reviewing my photo…
This is a seafood variation of the Duck breast with mushrooms and English peas, and like that recipe, it uses ideas from two previous recipes: Duck breast with lavender and honey, and English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta.
I cooked this dish for my husband’s birthday. It uses ideas from two previous recipes: Duck breast with lavender and honey, and English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta.
This mushroom stew is very much the vegetarian equivalent of beef bourguignon. Gather whatever medley of mushrooms you can find + a bottle of cheap red wine = delicious dinner. I served it over creamy polenta (found in the Squab glazed with port reduction with creamy polenta recipe)
Comfort food tends to be fried and/or relatively heavy. This is a great comfort dish that’s perfect for a cold winter night and won’t leave you feeling stuffed or guilty.
As I mentioned in the plain risotto post, the possibilities are endless. Here is one of the easier variations – mushroom risotto.