What is it like to have great friends that live in southern California invite you over for dinner? If the sea-coast, sunshine and breathtaking scenery weren’t enough, what if those friends were LA and Peggy Marzulli? Well that is what happened just a couple of weeks ago. Sure enough, not only did we have an evening full of thought-provoking conversation, we were wowed by the unsung talents of our guests as well. LA is an accomplished musician and artist when he not chasing down giants. Peggy, well besides the fact that we share a bond that only apocalyptic wives could understand, Peggy happens to be a food bon vivant as well.
So as we are talking and laughing in Peggy’s kitchen I see her bathing these mushrooms in a rich delicate sauce. Slowly she would take a spoon of sauce and pour it over the mushrooms, over and over again… this is a cook that pours her love and passion into every spoonful!
We sat down for an amazing dinner, steaks off the grill compliments of LA the chef. They were so tender they melt in your mouth. Potatoes sautéed with onions, oh my and the mushrooms that Peggy had spent so much time on were saturated with flavor all the way through. I had never had mushrooms so good in all my life. To top it off Peggy made chocolate covered strawberries…. my absolute favorite dessert!
After I returned home I immediately made those potatoes and onions, but how to make the mushrooms? So I contacted Peggy and she so graciously shared her recipe with me and gave me permission to share them with you as well. Thank you so much!