Love them – don’t you?
Due to lack of time I bought instead of just picking my first cep today and prepared it together with some mashed potatoes (from the box) and pea sauce (frozen peas), only to find out my hubby doesn’t really like them. Ceps, porcinos, penny buns, boletes, whatever they are called in the English speaking part of the world. We call them Steinpilze, I call them grbanji in my mind and my hubby not really liking them means I get the whole portion next time. 🙂
1. First I roasted many different spices for the pea sauce – my Ayurveda cookbook requires me to use the whole programme: cumin, black cumin, turmeric, cilantro, black pepper, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, all of them ground, and to smile smugly at the thought most people would add garlic, too, because spicy food definitely means garlic, no? 😈 Well, not in my book: it never mentions any garlic or onions.
Next, I put a bunch of frozen peas (300 g) onto the spices and added some salt and some hot water (300 ml), then I let it all simmer as long as necessary for the frozen peas to get cooked (might have been 15 minutes).
2. I heated some clarified butter in another pot and roasted my mushroom in it, sliced into mouth-appropriate pieces. I added a bit of salt and let it all simmer for a few minutes, then I added a few spoons of water so that my mushroom wouldn’t stick.
3. I made mashed potatoes according to the instructions on the box.
4. Then I added a non-dietary quantity of soy cream to the peas and mashed them thoroughly to get a sauce.
I really liked the results. And as I said: hurray for the double portion of mushrooms next time!