Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hazelnuts and portabella mushrooms

Hazelnuts and portabella mushrooms?

Ohhhhh yes, my friends... winning combination.

Incredibly easy, healthy and impressive palate teaser:

Sweat one small shallot in hazelnut oil (about 5 minutes, until translucent), then add thinly-sliced portabella mushrooms. Drizzle a splash of lemon juice (this helps the mushrooms retain a lighter color, as well as helps negate the "earthy" flavor of the 'shroom). Season with smoked sea salt, smack yo mamma seasoning (cajun), and a touch of cayenne pepper. Nothing more, nothing less. Allow to cook until the mushrooms are tender... then combine with fresh arugula, toasted hazelnuts, a few thin slices of freshly grated parm cheese and balsamic vinegar.

Basic execution... but flavors are spot on.

"Art is not what you seem but what you make others see." - Edgar Degas

Love y'all dearly! 

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