Roasted Mushrooms Baked With a Bourbon Cream Sauce

"This is a favorite of mine. Roasted rich cremini mushrooms and a creamy bourbon sauce baked with a nice savory crust. This is great with pork chops, roasts, steak roast chicken, comfort food."
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  • Mushrooms -- I toss the whole cremini mushrooms after cleaned and the end of the stem removed with olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Then bake on a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil for 20 -30 minutes at 400F until soft and lightly golden brown. You don't want them over cooked and falling apart.
  • Transfer the mushrooms to a casserole dish sprayed with Pam or lightly greased.
  • Sauce -- In a medium size sauce pan add the oil and heat to medium. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion begin to brown, keep on medium low heat, you don't want them to burn or get crispy, just lightly saute.
  • Sauce II -- after the onions are done, add in the flour to slightly thicken. Then add the wine and bourbon and let reduce and scrape up any drippings then add the chicken broth and bring to a medium heat to make a sauce. Let it cook 2 minutes to heat up and slightly reduce then add the heavy cream and season to taste. Cook 3-4 minutes to slightly reduce and thicken.
  • Pour over the mushrooms in the casserole dish.
  • Topping -- In a measuring or mixing cup melt the butter in the microwave, just 10 seconds and add the bread crumbs and mix well. Top the mushrooms.
  • Bake 20 minutes on 400F until bubbly and the crust is golden brown.
  • This is a lighter sauce which is great when served over sliced pork or chicken. The sauce is absolutely wonderful over butter noodles, rice, couscous, and just about anything.

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  1. Originally made this 10/1/09. It has very good flavor. I made this as directed except used an Irish Whisky (used the small bottle type and couldn't get Bourbon Whisky). I served this as a side with Recipe #11727 as my main item. Edited this review on 10/4/09 to remove my comment about too much topping as the recipe has been corrected.
  2. We really loved these mushrooms! I would however change what I served it with...beef filled crepes and these made it a whole plate full of beige and brown. As I was making the sauce I kept eyeing the small bottle of brandy I keep on the back of the stove. I think it would be just as good with brandy rather than the bourbon and may do it that way next time. There will be a next time. Thanks for sharing!
  3. My daughter helped me make this for my wifes birthday dinner and it was great. Very flavorful. We over did it on the topping so next time I will halve the amount or just not sprinkle as much on. Making it with roast tonight.


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