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Cooking For Two


I would like to introduce you today to a new recipe I tried years ago in my beloved city, London. I got it from the book “Cooking for two”, published in 1996. What a reasonable title! And what a perfect day to cook, at the end of the week. Imagine yourself tired from the week. You don’t feel like looking at all. May be not a very difficult recipe. You would love some eggs too. Hmmm…ah…there is it…

Souffle omelette with mushroom sauce

Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 20 g butter (lovely butter…)

For the mushroom sauce

  • 60 g butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 125 g baby mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tsp plainย flour
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp French mustard
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh tarragon

Method:

  • Whisk egg yolks, water and tarragon in a large bowl until well combined.
  • Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Fold egg whites gently into egg yolk mixture in 2 batches.
  • Heat half the butter in the omelette pan. Pour the half egg mixture into pan, cook omelette until lightly browned underneath.
  • Place the pan under a hot grill until top of the omelette is just set.
  • Slide the omelette onto plate, fold omelette in half, spoon over half the mushrooms sauce.
  • Repeat with remaining butter, egg mixture and sauce.
  • Mushroom sauce:ย heat the butter in a pan, add onion, garlic and mushrooms, cook stirring, until onion is soft. Add flour, cook stirring, until combined.
  • Remove from heat, gradually stir in combined remaining ingredients, stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. If you like to ease your work, you can make the sauce a day ahead.

Bon appetite, my love!

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Tortellini With Mushroom Cream Sauce


I am not in the mood for writing anything today. That is why I will be short. The recipe I have chosen is a very tasty and fragrant one. It is that good that you will empty your plate at once. I bet on that. So let’s eat some

Tortellini With Mushroom Cream Sauce

Time: 18 min

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 185 g (6 oz) small mushrooms
  • 1 small lemon
  • 60 g (2 oz) butter ( you know already, 80-82 % fat)
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 300 ml (9 1/2 fl oz) cream
  • black pepper
  • pinch nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 500 g (1 lb ) cooked tortellini, drained and kept warm

Method:

  • Slice the whole mushrooms finely. Grate the lemon rind finely. Melt the butter in a medium-sized pan and cook the mushrooms over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add the garlic, cream, lemon rind, freshly ground black pepper and nutmeg. Stir over low heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir through the grated Parmesan cheese and cook gently for 3 minutes further.
  • Place the cooked tortellini in a warm serving dish. Add the sauce and stir gently to combine well. Serve immediately.

Bon Appetite!

This dish is perfect, easy and sooo delicious. I picked it up from the cookbook “Confident Cooking – Classic Essential Pasta”, 1996. In case you have it, don’t look here! ๐Ÿ˜‰