Thursday, January 27, 2011

M: RR’s Recipe #2…Portabella Cacciatore

So I mentioned in my last post that my goal right now is to make all 10 of the top 10 recipes of 2010 from the Rachael Ray Show. I’m super stoked about my little personal goal and so far the results have been fantastic!

Can I please say that about 8 years ago when my husband and I first started dating, he loathed mushrooms. Fast forward to January of 2011 and his favorite pizza topping is mushrooms and best of all, he’s eating an entire meal made out of portabellas! I’m so proud =)

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This is the second of the 10 Rachael Ray recipes I’ve made and this meal really turned out amazing. I mentioned some of these recipes were a little outside of my comfort zone – this one was one of those meals - a portabella cacciatore.

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I have never made a cacciatore before, much less with mushrooms being the main ingredient. But, OH the flavors of this dish! The mushrooms with the red wine and veggies, spices, and tomatoes..seriously, this was amazing. And the hubs couldn’t stop ooing and ahing over it. He ate it for dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day!

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Make this recipe…you might be as surprised as I was at how much you like it! Speaking of, since I wasn’t sure how well this dish would go over, I cut everything in half so as to not waste a lot of food if we didn’t like it. That was the only major change I made.

This recipe is a little long, so for your sake I won’t write out the recipe =) But, if you’d like it, just visit miss Rachael Ray here. If you like mushrooms, I promise you will love this dish!

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Are you a mushroom fan? Have you ever made a dish or tried something you never had before and it’s now one of your favorites?

23 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Sigh. I love mushrooms, but Ben's allergic.

And E- I asked him last night if he'd eat those muffins and he said no. I swear, it's like cooking for a 6-year-old! At least your husband eats everything!

Megan D said...

Great job continuing with your goal!! I loove mushrooms :)

fitchocoholic said...

Yum! I love mushrooms! But we don't get good ones here.... =(

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said...

Oooh, I would LOVE this-- mushrooms are my absolute favorite!!! When I'm cooking for just me, sometimes I'll just have sauteed mushrooms for dinner, ha!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Oh yummy. I love mushrooms!

LifeasKristina said...

Yum-I would loooooove this! I'm a mushroom fan but they're usually just a side or add on-never the staple, need to try this asap!

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

I'm just getting the hang of mushrooms. They were never my fave. But now I incorporate more of them into my dishes. My new favorite is bacon mushroom spinach risotto.

I love a good cacciatore, though. I make chicken cacc all the time. Sometimes in the slow cooker and sometimes on the stovetop.

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

I am sure I would absolutely LOVE this dish! Mushrooms are my favorite. A meaty texture that makes any veggie dish super delicious :).

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

looks great! congrats on converting another mushroom lover :) can't wait to see what's next- i'm too lazy to look up the list!

Biz said...

I still can't do mushrooms. I love the smell of them cooking, but its a texture thing.

Growing up the only vegetable I ate was cucumbers. Turns out my Mom just overcooked fresh vegetables - I didn't start eating vegetables until well into my 30's - and now at almost 43, I freak out if I don't have spaghetti squash and baby spinach in the house!

Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

That looks so good! Wish I could get my hubby to like mushrooms too.

Rebecca said...

my parents make chicken cacciatore all the time. i love the idea of using a portobello mushroom!! ill have to try

Mom on the Run said...

Hi Erica!!!

I am finally catching up. I love RR recipes. I was so inspired when I saw her live! She has some great kitchen tips :)

Can't wait until you do the other recipes.

teresa said...

i'm a TOTAL mushroom fan, as evident by the last few posts on my blog. i came rushing over when i saw portobello cacciatore, it looks amazing!

fittingitallin said...

Mmm I LOVE mushrooms - a portabello burger or the mushroom pizza from deweys! That dish looks great!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

We love mushrooms in our house! This dish would be a huge hit, looks great! :)

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

I love them...but not raw...only cooked. Love them cooked. I might have to give this a try. Not a huge RR fan, but every now and then, I find one of her recipes I enjoy...thanks for the review!

Fashion Meets Food said...

I actually just started eating mushrooms. My husband hates them, but I am thinking that this is definitely one recipe I need to try!

xo

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am a HUGE fan of all things mushrooms. And chicken cattiatore is one of my fav recipes, so this would be great! Can't wait to see how you like her other top recipes :-)

Alana said...

I sound like your hubby! I loathed mushrooms, but the BF's fam always makes mushroom sides and I have grown to like them!

Erin said...

I think that is such a fun goal! I love it! Gosh, I hope to reach your husband's point of mushroom acceptance...I really want to like them but I think they're awful! How did he - or you - change his tune?

Aggie said...

oh my goodness this sounds heavenly! I love mushrooms...I will have to try this out!

Ca4ole said...

Hi there.
This week's Food on Friday is all about mushrooms! So it would be great if you linked this
in. This is the
link
. Have a good week.