Thursday, March 19, 2009

Truffled Wild Mushrooms Over Whipped White Beans



Sometimes some of the best recipes can be found in those free fliers at your local grocery store. This dish is a perfect example.

I found this in the March/April 2009 Whole Foods flier and immediately thought "DAMN! That looks good..." And, as usual, I was right.

The beans are an excellent source of protein, and unless you've been living in some sort of cave, you know that mushrooms are a great immune booster, which at this time of the year, we could all use a little help in that department.

I, of course had to make a change. Instead of the fresh thyme I used fresh rosemary because I'm more of a rosemary fan, but also because I like to be difficult. There, I said it Josh. You win.

Anyway, what makes this so unique is the truffle oil. Here's your opportunity to get the truffle flavor without paying the truffle price. So, call your agent, put on your sunglasses, and enjoy this dish like the true movie star you really are!

Truffled Wild Mushrooms Over Whipped White Beans
Serves 4

2 tsp olive oil, divided
1 medium leek, white and pale green parts chopped (1/2 cup)
2 15-oz cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup low sodium vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp)
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme (or rosemary. There I go...Being difficult again)
1 lb wild mushrooms, halved
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp truffle oil

Heat 1 tsp oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add leek, and saute 2 minutes. Stir in beans, broth,garlic and thyme (or rosemary...Ahem). Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer mixture to food processor; blend until smooth. Return to skillet, cover, and keep warm.

Heat remaining 1 tsp oil in medium skillet over high heat. Add mushrooms, and saute 8 minutes, or until soft and brown. Season with salt and pepper and stir in parsley.

Spoon whipped bean mixture into shallow bowls, Top with equal portions of mushrooms. Drizzle each serving with 1/2 tsp. truffle oil, and serve.

(Gratuitous Nutritional Chart: per serving: 299 calories; 15g protein; 7g total fat (1g sat fat); 46g carb; 0mg chol; 691mg sodium; 17g fiber; 2g sugars)

4 comments:

Sandra said...

The serving size in the photo - THAT is only 299 calories?

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Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

I don't cook. What happened to Swank or Skank?

Jenni said...

DKN, I shut 'er down...At least for the time being.

I still plan on stopping by to leave snarky comments on your blog, so you're not in the clear.

By the way, what's with your Chinese girlfriend "Sexy" leaving indecipherable comments on my blog?