Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Wild Mushroom Lasagna


About once a month or so I like to invite my parents over for dinner and movie. I use these get-togethers as an opportunity to try out new recipes and last Friday night was no exception. This time around, I found a recipe for Wild Mushroom Lasagna that just sounded amazing. I cleaned out our local grocery store of just about all of their portobellos, porcini, oyster, chantarelle, cremini and shitake mushrooms - about 4 pounds of it and goodness, they take a while to clean, de-stem and chop!

After all of that prep-work, cooking the mushrooms is pretty straighforward: broil the portobello caps, cook the rest of the mushrooms in a pan with butter salt and pepper, add some vermouth, flour, nutmeg, garlic and milk and you've got a delicious creamy smokey mushroom sauce. Layer the sauce and mushrooms between no boil noodles and add whole milk mozzarela mixed with parmesan and wha la! I have to say that the lasagna was absolutely delicious, and very, very rich so you won't need more that 1 serving to be satisfied. It also reheats like a champ!

This recipe was from Cook's Illustrated.

12 comments:

Mama Nae said...

WOW. You just made my stomach grumble. Now I'm starving for some mushroom lasagna! I've wanted to make this for some time but I'm the only one in my house who will eat mushrooms.... so sad....

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

I LOVE mushrooms. But if I made this, I would be the only one in the house eating it. Can I come over next time you make it?! ;-)

That first photo is so pretty, btw.

Sarah M. Anderson said...

I almost wish I ate mushrooms...

lucylucia said...

Janae - that is sad. :( I will make it again for you and Cayce sometime then! We'll just hav eto find a night!

JAPRA - The portabellas reminded me of that gigantic mushroom you photographed last week! You would always be welcome for dinner next time you find yourself in the midwest!

Manya said...

It looks very good and you've given me an idea! Don't you just hate it every day not knowing what to cook, and pray that they will eat it, too!

lucylucia said...

Sally - You don't know what you're missing out on!

Manya - I always check with the parents to make sur ethey will like what I'm making, but yes, a new recipe is still a risk!

Manya said...

I just read your post and I'm in love with you!!!!! I love anything that has to do with Spanish! The language is magical, the music, the food...oh I can go on and on! Yes, I am studying for the past 3 years and I get angry at myself for not being able to remember!!! I'm so determined, though, that one day I will realise that "hey! I'm speaking in Spanish!", and then I'll start crying from happiness!

Un beso!

jaxmom said...

That looks heavenly!! Mushrooms are my fave. Wish I lived closer so that I could try some of your delicious recipes!!

LAwoman28 said...

that looks so tasty!

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