Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mushroom Sauce- the Way I Remember It

Moldovan food is delectable, simple and fuss-free, and that is what perhaps makes it so special. When you taste it, you may not be dazzled by extravagant spices and complex flavours, but you will surely taste the food in it, and I mean it. A skilled cook in Moldova is considered the one who can prepare a delightful dish using few ingredients, without masking the taste of the main ingredients with "little of everything". Thus spices are used with caution (no, our food is not bland), and herbs with lots of art.

I remember as a kid taking my pail, packing up a picnic, and heading to the wooded strip along the railway track that runs not far from our village to pick up mushrooms after a few rainy days! What a treat it was for the whole family! And my mom used to make this tasty and crunchy dish using sour cream, onions, tomatoes and the brown mushrooms fresh from the forest! A bit of fresh dill and pinch of black pepper in it was a great addition and nothing tasted better and more comforting than this sauce eaten with a freshly baked slice of bread or mamaliga (polenta).


alison said...

oh,it's a gorgeous dish,full of mushrooms and childhood flavors!

Sanjeeta kk said...

Mushrooms are my fav. Must try it.

aipi said...

I Love mushrooms in any form .Sauce looks very nice!

Satya said...

wow mushroom sauce looks so gorgeous ...love mushrooms ...can i have the recipe ,i want to try this soon


Hamaree Rasoi said...

I always try different variations with mushrooms....Dish looks delicious
Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Mushroom sauce looks delicious. I love mushrooms in any form.

Anonymous said...

Looks superb!
mushrooms are my fav!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Love the way it looks -- rich, creamy and delicious! Love anything with sour cream.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Adelina
Just landed here from a blog friend's site. I like the name of your blog, " Vege Yogini" ) ..great!!( Even if Yogini word is not applicable)
Non-vege food is staple diet for me and vege foods are delicacies for me. So I just go to Vege sites more often.
I like the description and the photography. I will try it soon with the stupid button mushrooms available here ..I dont need the proportions, now, as there is no riot of spices. Let me see what great recipes you have here.
Have a nice weekend

Adelina said...

thanks so much, Ushnish!

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