Last week I had a few packages of mushrooms in the fridge and decided to try out a new recipe. It's something that I've never made, even before making our changes. But I remember eating chicken marsala when we were at a restaurant and thinking how yummy it was. So I googled recipes and since I didn't find any that seemed like something that would be awesome, I made my own. I love when you create a recipe and it's delicious on the first try. At least we thought it was delicious.
Vegan Mushroom Marsala (served with savory mashed potatoes)
Pretty when sauteing :)
a few tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 red onion - sliced thin
16-20 ounces baby bella mushrooms sliced
1 shallot - diced or sliced thin
2 garlic cloves - diced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 heaping teaspoon salt-free all purpose seasoning (I use simply organic)
1 cup marsala cooking wine
1 1/3 cup vegetable stock
1 tablespoon non-GMO cornstarch or arrowroot starch(add more if you would like it thicker)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Saute mushroom and onions in EVOO for about 5 minutes then add garlic, shallots, oregano, and all purpose seasoning and continue to saute until desired softness of mushrooms. (Sorry, I never time myself!) Add the marsala wine and veggie stock. Let this simmer and cook down a bit to get a more concentrated/less alcohol flavor. Before adding cornstarch mix it in a small dish with 2 tablespoons of veggie stock, then add to pan along with adding the pepper. Simmer until desired thickness and serve with side of choice.
Our side of choice - Savory potatoes - just mashed potatoes with these ingredients. I boil the potatoes just like normal mashed potatoes. Drain when soft and add them to my kitchen aid mixer with the other ingredients and whip them up for quite a few minutes. As far as the measurements for the milk, and seasoning - it's really up to your taste buds. Perhaps next time I'll write them down, I was just too anxious to eat the marsala this time.
I used 3 lbs red potatoes
2 larger sweet potatoes
All Purpose Seasoning (with and/or without salt)