Roasted Portobello Mushrooms with Seared Scallops Laced with Veloute Sauce

>> Sunday, 5 July 2009

Ai, it's been awhile...haven't posted for a very long time, but definitely still cooking good food..ok, maybe porn food but hey, life is short, eat chocolates (or strawberries with lots of whipped cream..=P

Do you love mushrooms? I do. I really really do..my Aunt Dang, mom's sister, taught me how to make a very simple recipe of sauteed mushrooms and fish (matambaka), and it's so good, that it has officially become of my comfort foods. The thing about comfort food is that they usually are easy to make..no-brainer.
But, this is not about my Aunt's famous mushroom dish....

it's about that firm meaty textured big brown mushroom, the elder brother of crimini......

Portobello!

And since I am allowed to splurge a little tiny bit on my food, (according to myself) I added scallops. Indulge..indulge..Life is wickedly short. =P

Roasted Portobello with Seared Scallops and Veloute Sauce

3 4-inch diameter Portobello Mushrooms
1 clove garlic grated
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
pepper
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Veloute Sauce:

1.5 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
½ c fish stock
salt and pepper

Pan-Seared Scallops

9 pieces Scallops
oil
salt and pepper

Green Peas cooked
Chives chopped
Directions:

Combine EVOO, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Spoon the mixture over Portobello mushrooms and marinate for an hour. Preheat oven to 200C/400F. Place mushrooms stem side up in a roasting pan or oven-proof dish. Roast for 15 minutes, brushing it with its sauce once in a while. Top with grated parmigiano reggiano and roast for another 5 minutes until cheese melts.

Veloute Sauce:

While the mushrooms are roasting, proceed with making veloute sauce. I find making veloute sauce using the microwave easier since we have an electric stove top, which I find the amount of heat hard to control.

In a microwave-proof dish, melt butter over medium heat for 50 seconds. Stir in flour, mix thoroughly. Return to microwave and set to high heat for 1 minute. Whisk vigorously until well incorporated and form a thick paste. Add fish stock and whisk well, making sure it is free from lumps. Return to microwave and heat for 1.5 minutes on high setting. Add salt and pepper. Stir well and strain through a sieve. Set aside.

Pan-Seared Scallops:

Pat the scallops dry with paper towel. Heat oil over medium heat, once you see gentle wisps of smoke, season the scallops with salt and pepper and gently put them in the hot oil. Sear until you get that nice brown crust on both sides and don’t try to move them while doing so. Don’t crowd the pan or you will lower the temperature and steam them. (Ok, I must admit, I tried moving a few..hihihihi..OC me!)

Arrange the roasted Portobello mushrooms on a serving dish, top with pan-seared scallops and green peas, drizzle with veloute sauce and garnish with chopped chives. Done!

Bon appetit!

6 comments:

I am Xprosaic 7 July 2009 at 04:00  

Wow! pangalan pa lang hirap na! pano pa kaya gawin... jejejjejejejje... patikim na lang! jijijijiji... It really looks delish! yum! yum!

Confession Nook 9 July 2009 at 23:30  

peachkins: oo nga! the possibilities with using mushrooms are endless!

reyane: thanks..=)i think sa atin, the most common is the button mushroom..i love oyster mushrooms din..

IAX: =P...pangalan lang mahirap..but it's quite easy to make..hey! you're a pro in sushi-making nga ei! matry ko nga din soon yan..=)

Sweta 12 July 2009 at 18:13  

Portobello has recently become my fave mushroom-great recipe!!!

Manang 13 July 2009 at 01:27  

mmmmm. I love mushrooms, lalo na portobello! I feel like grabbing this from my laptop screen...haha!

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