That said, it lacked the punch that I like to get with most of my dishes here at Behind the Bites. I think I needed a cream element to help make it more rich or some shredded beef for more hardiness in the overall recipe.
Any suggestions are welcomed here, please message me or make a comment if you see an easy way to put this dish over the top. It’s obvious that it could be beef and noodles. I think this dish could stand out in a different way though. I’m going to revisit this in the near future - in the meantime I’d like to here what readers think. Any creative solutions for knocking this dish out of the park?
All ideas are welcome.
I really love making mushroom sauce, the earthy flavor found in mushrooms seems to make them ideal for sauces and gravies, it’s my favorite way to consume them. (Unless we are talking about morels – that's a whole different story)
I have a weird custom when I purchase mushrooms at the store. I can’t bring myself to buying them already sliced. That would take all the fun out of the process for me. There is something about washing and slicing them up. That goes for anything I make though, I would much rather do the slicing and dicing myself - it’s part of why I love cooking. Now, that goes for small amounts. If I need 20 pounds of mushrooms and can get them pre-sliced, I think I’d pay a little extra to avoid 2-hours of work. 10 minutes of work is cool, 2 hours – not so much.
Eat well, cook often ...
Side for 6; 40 minutes
8 oz Mushrooms, sliced
2 Tbs Butter, unsalted
2 Tbs Flour, sifted
3 C Beef broth
1 Tbs Fresh thyme
12 oz Bowtie pasta
Suaté Mushrooms, add broth
Start pasta. In a sauce pan over medium heat sauté mushrooms until they have released their liquid, 5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add butter, let melt, then stir in flour. Let mixture cook 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in broth and thyme, simmer on low.
Make Bow tie pasta, finish sauce
Bring a quart of salted water to a boil, add pasta and return to boil. Let cook 12 to 14 minutes for al dente, then drain. Add pasta to sauce and let simmer until thickened slightly then serve.