new food = yum!

being the aspiring cook that I am, I’ve been experimenting with food and making up new recipes. we ate a rather large lunch, so we were in the mood for something filling, but light for dinner. here’s what I cooked tonight. it was so delicious, I thought I would share:
{note: my measurements are a guesstimate.}
{side note: LH, I’m positive you’ll LOVE the second one. and it’s easy!}

-artichokes with shiitake cream sauce-
the stuff:
1 can artichoke hearts, quartered and drained.
1 tsp olive oil.
1 tbsp butter.
2 shallots, thinly sliced.
1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, de-stemmed and diced.
1 clove garlic.
1/2 cup dry white wine.
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper.
1/4 cup heavy cream.
1/4 crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
juice from half a lemon.

how to:
for artichokes…
- preheat oven to 400. line baking sheet with foil, and lightly brush artichokes hearts with olive oil.
- roast for 10-15 mins.
for sauce…
- melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat.
- add shallots and shiitake mushrooms.
- stir in garlic and cook until tender.
- add white wine and bring to a light boil. sprinkle in black pepper, and boil for 5 minutes. reduce heat to medium-low.
- slowly stir in cream, crumbled Gorgonzola, and lemon juice.
- simmer for up to 10 minutes.
- lightly drizzle sauce over hearts and garnish with a lemon slice.


-fabada con chorizo-
the stuff:
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained.
1 cup chicken stock.
1 clove garlic, pressed.
2 cups Spicy Chorizo, sliced 1/4″ thick.
1 tsp white pepper.

how to:
- in a large saucepan, cook beans over medium high heat with chicken stock and garlic.
- add sliced Chorizo and stir while bringing liquid to a light boil.
- add white pepper and reduce heat to medium low.
- continue to cook over medium low heat for 15 mins.


2 Responses to “new food = yum!”

  1. Sarah said:


    I just discovered your blog today and I love it. I can’t believe how loved up you and ‘him’ are! It made me smile. I posted a poem on my blog the other day which I think you would like ;)

  2. Anonymous said:

    Ah yes.. the chorizo does sound delicious, like something I’d order from Ceviche. Evan and I’s cooking skills do not nearly come close to yall’s, mac and cheese and quesadillas on our quesadilla maker is about as far as we go, but I’ll give it a go!
    PS We bought the most fabulous board game yesterday, Trivial Pursuit pop culture with a DVD! So fun, we should arrange a group game!