The other week I ordered a fried oyster at a Japanese restaurants. I love oysters and generally frying things never makes something worse...I thought the first bite was rather gross, but then I finished everything. I still kind of think about it wishing I had more. So, I thought about hating fried oysters, but my body disagreed. Does anyone here have foods they hate? I need inspiration. From now on, I'm on a quest to find the ultimate Jen hated food. It will almost be like finding my soulmate right?
By the way, this post is solely limited to foods. I can name many drinks I dislike. (Insert any girl alcoholic drink here). Gross.
I think that mushrooms and blue cheese are some of the most commonly hated foods. So, in an effort to change everyone's feelings on these innocent items, I combined them into one meal. One meal with carbs. Who doesn't like carbs? My brother gives me very interesting and honest feedback on my food. This meal generated the following quote..."If I was in France, this would be the best meal I've ever eaten." Take what you can get right? I can't control his geography.
16 ounces fresh cremini mushrooms sliced
8 ounces various wild mushrooms (shitake, oyster, mitake)
1 pound bucatini pasta
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cloves minced garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup freshly crumbled blue cheese
1/2 heavy or light cream
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon sage
salt and pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley
Cook pasta in boiling water according to packages directions. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive together. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant. Add in both mushroom types and stir so all mushrooms are fully coated in the oil/butter mixture. Cook on high, stirring occasionally, for 6 - 8 minutes until the mushrooms are golden brown and softened. Add in oregano, dried basil, sage, and flour and cook for an additional 1 -2 minutes. Add in the white wine, chicken broth, and cream and stir until the sauce thickens and comes to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the sauce from heat and stir in the blue cheese and the fresh parsley. Serve over pasta and enjoy.