Fresh Basil Mushroom Orzo

sam's seafood grill

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Authoradmin
DifficultyIntermediate

"a combination that is sure to compliment your next beef, chicken, pork or seafood"

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
 2 cups mushrooms, quarteredLike 2 handfuls
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 tbsp unsalted butter
 1 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp black pepper
 ¼ cup dry sherry
 8 oz Central Market Orza
 3 fresh sweet basil leaves, rolled and sliced fine
 2 tbsp fresh chives, sliced small
1

Place olive oil and butter in a medium sauté pan to medium high heat. Add quartered mushrooms and toss to coat well.

2

Let sauté couple minutes. Add salt, pepper and counter seasoning, toss to coat. Keep heat medium high and let cook 3 or 4 minutes.

3

Add sherry, reduce heat slightly and let reduce by 3/4. Four to five minutes.
Remove mushrooms leaving fat and any liquid.
Remove pan from heat.

4

Place removed mushrooms in a small processor bowl.
Pulse to desired consistency.
From small dice to slur.

5

Prepare orzo according to directions.
Boil 12 minutes in salted water.
Shut off heat and let stand 1 minute. Drain well.

6

To finish, reheat pan with liquid and fat to medium heat.
Add basil and let sauté a minute.
Add drained orzo. Stir to coat and heat. Add slurred mushrooms and mix well.
Plate up and top with fresh chives.

Ingredients

 2 cups mushrooms, quarteredLike 2 handfuls
 1 tbsp olive oil
 1 tbsp unsalted butter
 1 tsp kosher salt
 1 tsp black pepper
 ¼ cup dry sherry
 8 oz Central Market Orza
 3 fresh sweet basil leaves, rolled and sliced fine
 2 tbsp fresh chives, sliced small

Directions

1

Place olive oil and butter in a medium sauté pan to medium high heat. Add quartered mushrooms and toss to coat well.

2

Let sauté couple minutes. Add salt, pepper and counter seasoning, toss to coat. Keep heat medium high and let cook 3 or 4 minutes.

3

Add sherry, reduce heat slightly and let reduce by 3/4. Four to five minutes.
Remove mushrooms leaving fat and any liquid.
Remove pan from heat.

4

Place removed mushrooms in a small processor bowl.
Pulse to desired consistency.
From small dice to slur.

5

Prepare orzo according to directions.
Boil 12 minutes in salted water.
Shut off heat and let stand 1 minute. Drain well.

6

To finish, reheat pan with liquid and fat to medium heat.
Add basil and let sauté a minute.
Add drained orzo. Stir to coat and heat. Add slurred mushrooms and mix well.
Plate up and top with fresh chives.

Fresh Basil Mushroom Orzo