Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MAD for Mushrooms Couscous

First an apology: I was so hungry, I didn't take a picture! On the next take, I promise.
Second: This is a warm and yummy treat. I didn't have a protein ready to go, so I used frozen edamame, which were great for texture and color but this could easily be served beside any fish.

1 Tbs butter (unsalted)
1/4 cup white wine (Herzog Chenin Blanc)
8 oz sliced cremini mushrooms
4oz Shitaki caps, halved (use more!!)
6 oz Edamame (frozen, shelled)
6 oz Sweet Green peas (frozen or canned)
1/2 cup whole wheat couscous (prep according to directions w/butter or evoo and salt)
Spicy garlic blend (a few turns - it's kirkland brand from costco- garlic, chili flakes and sea salt)
2 frozen tsp size cubes of basil

Bring correct measure of water to a boil in a sauce pan. (For couscous)

Melt butter in medium frypan or wok, lower heat to medium then toss in the mushrooms (I started with the shitakes so that they would absorb the flavor of the butter, then added creminis)

Once pan is dry, pour in a small amount of the wine, stirring the mushrooms. Sautee 4-5 minutes before adding in the edamame. (I added it in frozen)

Add a bit more of the wine, basil, spicy garlic and stir.

Once couscous water boils, add butter, salt and couscous, cover, and remove from heat. (it's 5 minutes from here)

Add remainder of wine and peas to the mushrooms, stirring again.

Fluff couscous, place in bowl and pour mushrooms on top.