Red Wine Braised Roots Vegetables and Mushrooms
In this fabulous recipe, we use several kinds of seasonal root vegetables, braising them with red wine, let the whole dish become more tasty, you can serve it as a vegetarian dish or a side-dish with turkey, chicken or beef.
roots, assorted and peeled
any kind, if too large, chop into 1 inch pieces
yellow or red, sliced
freshly ground, or to taste
mushroom or vegetalbe, low-salt
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Put the red wine in a small saucepan and heat until steaming.
Remove from the heat, add dried mushrooms and let stand while you prepare the root vegetables.
If you use carrots, cut into 3-inch pieces.
If you use parsnips, quarter lengthwise and remove the woody core if you want, then cut into 3-inch pieces.
Cut any round roots (beets, turnips, rutabaga or celeriac) into 1-inch-wide wedges.
Place the roots, white mushrooms and onions in a large (12-by-15-inch) roasting pan.
Line a sieve with cheesecloth or a coffee filter and place over a measuring cup or small bowl.
Strain the wine mushroom mixture through the sieve, reserving the wine.
Coarsely chop the mushrooms and whisk them into the wine along with thyme, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
Pour over the vegetables, add broth and bay leaves.
Cover the roasting pan with the lid or foil.
Bake, stirring every 30 minutes, for 1½ hours.
Uncover and continuing baking, stirring every 15 minutes, until the vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes more.
Take out of the bay leaves.