Green Beans in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This was quite good – although I probably would only make this once in awhile due to the fat content.  I discovered this recipe on another blogger’s great site.  Check it out he has some really good recipes!  I could not find porcini or cremini mushrooms so I substituted baby bella mushrooms and omitted the soaking in water and sautéed in butter.

Source:  Closetcooking.com

Servings: makes 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano, grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 handful parsley, chopped
  • 1 pound green beans
Directions
  1. Soak the dried porcini mushrooms in the water for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the onions and saute until tender, about 4-6 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minutes.
  5. Add the cremini mushrooms and saute until the start to caramelized and turn golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add the porcini mushrooms and the water they were soaking in to the pan and simmer at medium-high until reduced by half, about 10 minutes.
  7. Add the cream and parmigiano reggiano, season with salt and pepper and simmer until it thickens, about 2-4 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile steam the green beans.
  9. Remove the mushrooms from the heat and mix in the parsley.
  10. Serve the green beans covered in the mushroom sauce.

 

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