Sunday, 16 August 2009

Mushroom Tarte Tatin

Finding non-pasta based vegetarian dishes is not as easy as I thought it might be. I had dinner guests last night, hence the special request, and I came across mushroom tarte tatin in Donna Hay's No Time To Cook, it was really, really good, not to mention really really easy. So I have to share:

50g butter
1 leek chopped
4 mushrooms (I used nice big portobello's and a few little button mushrooms as well)
3 sprigs of thyme
sea salt and black pepper
2 sheet of frozen puff pastry
1 egg beaten

Preheat oven to 180c (or 355f).
Heat and melt butter in a 23cm non-stick frypan with an ovenproof handle, add leek and cook until translucent. Remove leek from the pan and add mushrooms, cook for 2 minutes on each side and then return leek to pan and add tyme. Place 2 22cm rounds of puff pastry on top and brush top of pastry with beaten egg. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden. Place a plate on top of the pan and turn the tarte out to serve.


Ali said...

Sounds delicious! So many of my non-meat dishes are a form of what my hubby affectionately terms 'veggie slop' - tasty, but none too elegant. Sometimes a different level of sophistication is called for!

Michelle said...

That does look delicious! Lucky friend!

Jenny said...

yum, sounds great!

Sarah B said...

As a vegie myself, I wish I liked mushrooms - it would make life easier!

Martina said... mushrooms - may just have to try this recipe :)

Rachel said...

Mushrooms make my heart sing! And they are such a great substitute for meat because they're so hearty. said...

this looks fantastic. i have a heap of puff pastry in the freezer that i didn't use for an afternoon tea. hello mushrooms!

It followed me home said...

That looks delicious! Ohhh tummy rumbles!