Monday, January 5, 2009

Mmm, Mmm, Mmmmm.....

We made a Beef Tenderloin for Christmas dinner, and had a lot of port wine left over. No1Here was about to pour the rest out before I stopped him. I convinced him I could find a really good recipe to use up the rest. And boy did I ever!!! If you make this recipe you'll feel like you've died and gone to Heaven!!! It's that good!!! I originally found it on AllRecipes but modified it to fit our tastes!!! Man, this is truly wonderful!!! It's also very quick and easy but everyone will think you've been slaving in the kitchen all day. Let me know if you give it a try, you won't be sorry...

Portobello Mushroom Sauce

1/4 cup butter
8 oz. portobello mushrooms, diced
1 1/2 cups port wine
2 cups heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Stir in the wine, bring to a good rolling boil and let the liquid reduce by 1/2. Stir in cream, bring back to a boil and then turn the heat down to a simmer. Keep stirring until the sauce becomes a thick gravy. Stir in the basil just before serving.

*Port wine is very strong and pretty sweet. If you have correctly reduced by 1/2 there should be no sweetness to this - only a very rich flavor!!!

*You can serve this over pasta or over steak!!!

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