Monday, May 24, 2010

asparagus mushroom crepes with dijon wine sauce

mmm... french food...

asparagus mushroom crepes

1 bunch thin asparagus
1 10-oz. box of sliced portobello mushrooms
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
thyme, to taste

3 eggs
1 c soy milk
1/2 c potato starch
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons canola oil

1. cut off tough ends of asparagus. then chop stalks into quarters. melt some butter in a pan and saute mushrooms and asparagus, with spices and herbs, until mushrooms release their liquid.
2. put eggs and milk into a blender. blend.
3. add potato starch and salt and blend again. refrigerate for 20 minutes.
4. take crepe batter out of the fridge. pulse briefly, then pour into hot crepe pan (we use a pre-seasoned cast iron pan. it makes wonderful crepes that don't stick!). swirl the mixture around to coat the bottom of the crepe pan evenly.
5. cook over medium heat until the surface of the crepe looks dry, about 1-2 minutes. flip and cook the other side for about 30 seconds.
6. slide crepe onto a plate and fill 1/4 of it with the asparagus mushroom mixture. then fold in quarters over the mixture. top with dijon wine sauce (below) and paprika :)

dijon wine sauce:
1 tbsp butter
1 1/2 tbsp namaste perfect flour blend
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 c white wine (i used a white wine from the cotes du rhone region)
1/2 c grated cheese (i used a mix of swiss and meunster)
black pepper, to taste

1. melt butter in a heavy bottom sauce pan. whisk in flour and stir to thicken.
2. add dijon.
3. pour wine over roux and stir constantly to ensure nothing will stick in the pan.
4. bring to a boil. remove from heat and stir in cheese until fully melted. add pepper.
5. pour over crepes!

warning: sauce is bitey! i actually would use less dijon for my tastes, but lee loves dijon. you could easily cut it down to a half tbsp of dijon and still have a great tasting sauce, in my opinion.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Ms. Ann! Just stumbled onto your blog because of the crepe posting. Your recipe looks delicious -- would you consider posting it on my veggie crepe page. I know my visitors would appreciate it -- the dijon sauce looks delicious!

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