Saturday, December 16, 2006

Ode to a Portobello Mushroom

What was I thinking? They looked so pretty, sitting there at the grocery store, their perfect brown caps awaiting the culinary possibilities, and I drooled over the ways I could cook them. Stuffed? Sauteed? Grilled?

What part of giant mushrooms did I think they'd like? One look at the delicate slices sauteed with garlic and sweet onions in olive oil and it was as if a sudden stomach flu had struck. No one would touch them.

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13 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

Oh, I so want to be in Alaska RIGHT NOW eating that delectable vison.

YUM.

GO FUNGUS!

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Oh bother.

Sometimes I feel like just leaving a big box of cereal out with a sign saying 'go for it' and never serving children a meal again.

But I don't.

Yet.

Steve G said...

I just love mushrooms. Lots and lots of them in Germany.

Stephanie said...

Try adding them to soup. They are a bit disgused then. I love mushrooms too. If you are interested here is a recipe where I used a mushroom close to a Portobello. My kids liked it!

http://stoptheride-stephanie.blogspot.com/2006/09/stretch-chicken-creamy-chicken-and.html

Janet a.k.a. "Wonder Mom" said...

I love portobello's! They are my fovorite!!! Next time you make them, I'm coming over!!!

Marie N. said...

Hello, Indiana Jane sent me.

The mushrooms sound good to me! After 16 years of marriage to my dear husband I still sometimes come up with meals that are appetizing only to me. It is disapointing when I want to share my enjoyment with my family.

I'm glad no one was ill for real though!

K T Cat said...

That leaves more for the rest of us! Yay!

sunshine scribe said...

Oh ... I love portobello mushrooms ... but my son ... thinks they are the "ickiest things ever"

SIgh

Waya said...

I haven't introduced any of these delish treat to my children yet. But we, adults, just love them. Simply delish!!

Goslyn said...

Oh man, wish I was at dinner at your house! I would have eaten them. Silly children. Fungi are delicious!

mothergoosemouse said...

Love the details of the photo, but I still hate mushrooms. No help here.

MaGreen said...

mmmmmm....i love mushrooms, too. you could chop them up and make them into some kind of vegeburger, or pasta sauce?

jchevais said...

beautiful photo.