Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

These individual chicken, mushroom and leek parcels are perfectly delicious and will be the centre of attention at any meal. The elements of these parcels are prepared separately with care to give the maximum flavour to each of the layers. The chicken is poached slowly with wine and herbs to tenderness and also creating a rich chicken stock that is then used to make the … Continue reading Chicken, Mushroom and Leek Parcels

Mario’s Multipurpose Mushroom Sauce

Mario kindly shared his delicious and versatile mushroom sauce that is perfect on risotto, with pasta or polenta and a great accompaniment for any meat dish. It is easy to make and can even be made ahead for later use. You can a mixture of fresh mushrooms of your choice and the rehydrated dried porcini mushrooms give a depth of flavour to the sauce. Tasty, … Continue reading Mario’s Multipurpose Mushroom Sauce

Lucia’s Rich Mushroom Risotto

The mushroom sauce that is the base for Lucia’s risotto is flavourful and rich, with herbs and vegetables and gives her risotto a great flavour and depth. Risotto is a classic Italian dish and cooked with the mushroom sauce until it is al dente and creamy makes a delicious and filling meal. (The sauce is so good it could aalso be an accompaniment for meat … Continue reading Lucia’s Rich Mushroom Risotto

Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

These little individual pies, made using homemade shortcrust pastry, have a crisp outer shell, filled with a rich mixture of lentils, mushroom, carrot and celery. The dark ale, sweet caramelised red shallots, the rosemary and garlic give a deep robust flavour to the mushrooms. The addition of roasted sweet potato on the base adds balance to the ale and also keeps the base from becoming … Continue reading Vegetarian Mushroom and Lentil Pies

Chicken with Mushroom, Wine and Tomato Sauce

Chicken and mushrooms in a light tomato and white wine sauce makes a lovely warming meal in winter and can be enjoyed any time of year. This dish can be served with rice, polenta or mashed potatoes or on its own with a green garden salad. I have included the recipe for making the rice that is served with my chicken. Chicken with Mushroom, Tomato … Continue reading Chicken with Mushroom, Wine and Tomato Sauce