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45 MIN
Serves : 8

"Mushrooms need something to wake them up," says Shea Gallante, who makes this dish at Cru with morels that are poached in butter then topped with pecorino fonduta, Italy's fondue.    More Leek Recipes  

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large, deep skillet, melt the butter. Add the leeks and garlic and cook over moderately low heat until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and any exuded liquid has evaporated, about 20 minutes. Stir in the rosemary and season with salt and pepper; keep warm.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring the heavy cream to a boil. Cook over moderate heat until reduced to 2/3 cup, about 7 minutes. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the Parmigiano-Reggiano and pecorino until melted. Strain the fonduta into a medium bowl.

Step 3    

Spoon the sautéed mushrooms and leeks onto a platter and drizzle with the vin cotto. Spoon the pecorino fonduta on top and serve immediately with the grilled Italian bread.


Vin cotto, a sweet, tangy, grape must condiment, is available at specialty-food stores and online at

Suggested Pairing

Superrich dishes like this one often pair best with a tannic red, which helps clear the palate and make the food seem lighter. Try a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo from Italy or a Chilean Carmenère.

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