Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Portobello Toast with Caramelized Onions


Here's another recipe that I found in Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food. Like I've already said, that book was really inspring, and since I only borrowed it from the library for a few weeks, I made a lot of things all at once. This was definitely a winner - it's so simple, but so tasty. And it was my first time buying portobello mushrooms actually - nice, but I don't know that they're all that different from regular (and much cheaper) button mushrooms. So I think I'll stick to that. Here's some more info on the Portobellos.

I wouldn't mind this mushroom-onion mix with something else than toast, either. Say, on a pasta? Or with some scrambled eggs? In an omelette, for that matter? The possibilities are endless...

Portobello Toast with Caramelized Onions
Serves 2

6 small shallots
200 g portobello mushrooms
some fresh thyme, or in my case, 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp sugar
salt, pepper
1-2 tbsp sherry vinegar
flat-leaf parsley
some good bread

Slice the shallots and the mushrooms. Crush the garlic clove, but don't chop it. Heat the oil in a frying pan, and fry the shallots, the garlic and the thyme. Fry for a few minutes, then add the sugar and lower the heat. Continue frying as you stir the shallots, letting them brown a bit.

Add the mushroom, and a pat of butter. Fry until the mushrooms have shrunken and lost most of their liquid. Add a splash of sherry vinegar, and let it reduce a bit. Season with salt and pepper, and finish with some chopped parsley.

Toast your chosen bread, divide the topping, and serve right away.

Recipe in Swedish:
Toast med Portobello och karamelliserad lök


Finla said...

Yummy. Looks so delicious

Anonymous said...

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Vera said...

Åh va gott!
Satt just och funderade på något fredagsgott och nu behöver jag inte fundera mer. Jo, jag behöver väl fundera över oddsen att min affär har portobellos just denna vecka ;)

Anne said...

Vera, du kan lugnt köra med helt vanliga champinjoner :)

Linda, ska kika in hos dig! :)

Katie said...

Ohhh yum this sounds delicious. I love making baked mushroom sandwiches with a bit of pesto, cream cheese and onions.

Vera said...

Jo jag veeeet men det är mycket roligare med portobello!

Jeanne said...

Mushrooms on toast is my all-time favourite breakfast... Glad to hear you agree with me on the Portabello/button mushroom debate - the difference is just not big enough to my mind to justify the price.

Līga Krista said...

absolutelylove it, i did it with pasta and sallad, though :)