Friday, December 13, 2013

Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

8 oz dried mushrooms
1/2 cup boiling water
2 TBSP butter
1 small onion - diced
1 cup cremini mushrooms - sliced
2 cloves garlic - chopped
1 tsp fresh thyme - chopped
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup parmigiano reggiano
salt and pepper to taste
1 handful parsley - chopped
1 lb green beans - ends trimmed

Soak dried mushrooms in the boiling water for 15 - 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until tender. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the cremini mushrooms and saute until they start to caramelize and turn gold, about 10-15 minutes.
Add the dried mushrooms and the water they were soaking in and simmer over medium-high heat until the liquid is reduced by half. Add the cream and parmigiano, season with salt and pepper and simmer until it thickens, about 2-4 minutes.

Meanwhile steam the green bean. Remove sauce from heat and mix in parsley. Serve green beans covered in mushroom sauce!

**Allergy-free Substitutions:
butter - bacon fat
garlic - omit
cream - canned coconut milk
cheese - omit

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