There is nothing like mushrooms and pistachios. It is an aphrodisiac match made in heaven!
Pistachios are known to be aphrodisiacs for men. Pistachios belong to the Anacardiaceae family which is a cousin to the cashews. Pistachio trees can give fruit for 200 years. It was a symbol of virility in many ancient cultures. I am discovering that Americanpistachios.org is a wonderful source of information for pistachios.
Mushrooms, on the other hand, work miracles on women! They have a potency that makes us all happy. Ancient cultures used to make women go out and get wild mushrooms. Eventually, women would eat them on their way back and find that they were very “ecstatic” after consuming these fungus.
So, I decided to bring these two aphrodisiacs into a creamy mushroom sauce recipe just to see what kind of taste would be produced.
The results? A taste explosion of EPIC proportions!!
I used 3 different types of mushrooms in this creamy mushroom sauce recipe just to see what kind of flavor I can add to a classic recipe. The mushrooms I used were Portobello, Button and shiitake mushrooms. This turned out to be a great combination of mushrooms. The Portobello mushrooms provided a “meatiness” to the dish, The Button mushrooms provided a natural saltiness to the dish and the shiitake gave the mushrooms a smokey flavor.
The pistachios topped the creamy mushroom sauce recipe by supplying a nutty and slightly spicy flavor to the dish. They also provided a wonderful crunchy surprise to the sauce.
This creamy mushroom sauce is best served with pasta, but, I decided to serve it with a unique ravioli recipe