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Adding mushrooms to spaghetti sauce

pekoe's picture

I am making spaghetti sauce. I don't usually add mushrooms because DH doesn't care for them. I am making this for company though, so he will just have to pick them out. How long before the sauce is done should I add them?

MEANCHEF's picture

(post #32792, reply #1 of 14)

Just saute them and add at the end.

pastichio's picture

(post #32792, reply #2 of 14)

I have sauteed them and added to the sauce right from the beginning. The mushrooms are tough enough to withstand long simmering cooking so dont worry about them getting too mushy.

Doughfingers's picture

(post #32792, reply #3 of 14)

I saute them with the onions and garlic.  The brown crimini ones are best, but even the white ones are ok, and I like to thick-slice them.

pekoe's picture

(post #32792, reply #4 of 14)

I have used crimini mushrooms in rice dishes before. I used white mushrooms this time but I will try them the next time I make spaghetti sauce. I don't post here very often. Where do I reply to all?

SallyBR1's picture

(post #32792, reply #5 of 14)

When you get ready to post your reply, go under "TO:" click and hold your mouse over the arrow, and scroll to "ALL"

 


 


"Her shimmyshaky is much better than her chimichurri"
(Glenys, June 2006)

pekoe's picture

(post #32792, reply #6 of 14)

OK maybe I am dense, but I can't find " TO" Where is it?

SallyBR1's picture

(post #32792, reply #7 of 14)

Ok, hit reply to this message- you should see the blank part where you type your message

Right above this square, you see your own name "From: pekoe

and below that

To: SallyBR1

to the right of my name, a blue arrow pointing down - click and hold, you will see names of folks that logged in within the last 24 hours (I think that's how far it goes). My name should be the top option because you are replying to me, below my name there should be "ALL", and below ALL the names of different CTers

HOpe I explained it ok

 


 


"Her shimmyshaky is much better than her chimichurri"
(Glenys, June 2006)

pekoe's picture

(post #32792, reply #9 of 14)

OK I am sure you are explaining it right, but I can't see the blue arrow pointing down next to your name. I am still not sure what I am doing wrong.

Heather's picture

(post #32792, reply #10 of 14)

Are you in Basic or Advanced View? In Basic you don't get to choose another recipient. Go to the bottom of the page and if it says something about more options--click on "Advanced View"

pekoe's picture

(post #32792, reply #13 of 14)

OK that's why I couldn't see it. I was in basic. I can see it now that I am in advanced view. Thanks

Adele's picture

(post #32792, reply #8 of 14)

I put them in near the end.  I had them turn way watery one time and that's when I stopped putting them in at the beginning.  I now make a huge batch of basic sauce, then freeze in ziplocks.  Pull it out as needed and add extras then.  (That's nice and quick for weekday dinner)

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Cissy's picture

(post #32792, reply #11 of 14)

I don't usually add mushrooms because DH doesn't care for them. I am making this for company though, so he will just have to pick them out.


Why not saute the mushrooms in some butter and pass them as a topping to the sauce so your DH doesn't have to pick them out? 

Adele's picture

(post #32792, reply #12 of 14)

That's a good idea.  You still get the mushroom taste in the sauce, even though you pick them out.  Same with olives and esp. pickles, I can pick them out of things, but the flavor is so strong that it taints the rest of the dish. 

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Glenys's picture

(post #32792, reply #14 of 14)

Better yet, roast them in the oven and they turn into meaty little bits with much more flavour.