Delicious - everyone loved it. I made exactly as described, but substituted bacon for the pancetta.
Loved all the ingredients together except the dressing of Dijon and vinegar. If I make it again I might dress with browned butter or maybe browned butter with a hint of Dijon.
EXCELLENT! A mainstay in our holiday meal. We have made these for the last two Thanksgiving meals and enjoyed them immensely. The combination of flavors works really well with a smoked turkey.
These were ok, but I feel like they got lost in the shuffle with everything else at Thanksgiving. I think they would be better alongside a simple roast chicken. Also still deciding whether or not I liked the addition of the fresh sage or not. I did like the simple little sherry mustard vinaigrette added at the end. And of course, the pancetta is just heavenly!
I made this for Thanksgiving dinner, and it is phenonenal!!
I didn't have dijon mustard or sage, so I used a hearty brown mustard, and Penzeys "mural of Flavor" for the spice.
I will definitly make this again!
A vibrant alternative to traditional green bean casserole! Make the components ahead, bring to room temperature, then assemble at the last minute. Thick-sliced smoked bacon is a nice alternative to pancetta. Replace most of the bacon grease with olive oil before adding the mushrooms and shallots. Try doubling the mustard and vinegar for a more assertive flavor.
This was very special! I felt that it could easily stand up to the amazing Thanksgiving meal we had, and people raved.
The flavor of the cremini mushrooms was much more hearty than regular mushrooms, and to saute those and the shallots and sage together in olive oil and pan drippings of the pancetta blended the flavors beautifully.
I did NOT find it quick, although it certainly was easy, so taking it as my contribution to the meal as a side dish was perfect. I will make this again -- it's wonderful!
Ehh. It was ok, but nothing to write home about. With the richness of a Thanksgiving meal, it did not really hold its own. It might do well with a different meal setting.
This is absolutely delicious and not to mention elegant and a snap to prepare. Followed the recipe to a T and wouldn't change a thing.