There were many issues with tonight's dinner, but in the end, it was really delicious! The idea of mushroom, leeks and bacon is a trifecta in my book! Even the boy who really dislikes mushrooms, ate well and said they even tasted good! My issues were mainly because I always want to follow a new recipe exactly. I feel like I am learning about ingredients and/or techniques I haven't tried. In this case, I was concerned with some vagueness. The leeks say "trimmed and patted dry". Surely they were cut, but how? The picture showed them sliced fairly thickly, but when I told my husband to slice them for me, ours were thinly sliced. Sounds like no big deal right? However, I was worried how that would affect the cooking time and their doneness. Another issue we had personally was my husband likes things a certain texture. He likes a little of everything in every bite and doesn't like big chunks. However, personal preferences aside, the flavor was there. I did add a good bit of freshly ground black pepper too. In the end it was a winning dish, despite the fact I was concerned that I was messing it up;).
Portobello And Leek Carbonara
thick-cut bacon chopped
baby portobello mushrooms quartered
whole wheat linguine
freshly grated parmesan cheese
Recipe and instructions here (it is from a fellow blogger)