I promise this will be quick. This is one of those lame recipes which when brought to the dinner table has the personality to rub shoulders with your gorgeous main. Pair it with our centrepiece chicken roast or baked cauliflower, even your toasty baguette, and you will have a winner!
After the scintillating debut this dish made to our dinner table the other day, with about just a pound of Swiss brown mushrooms, the husband got all enthusiastic and got one kilo of white and brown mushrooms for two and a half people!
Yes, the baby ate it too and quite enjoyed sucking on the garlic sauce from the quartered mushrooms we gave her.
Ingredients for Mushrooms in Minced Garlic and Parsley are:
500 grams of any variety of small mushrooms, stalks removed, cleaned
1 pod of garlic cloves, peeled and minced
Handful of fresh, flat-leaf parsley, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoons good-quality olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper
Now add the mushrooms face down if you are making about a pound. Make sure some of the garlic and parsley also goes inside the hollow of the mushrooms. You can also mince the garlic and parsley together, so that the flavours get married to each other right on your chopping board.
Let the mushrooms get some color from the butter-olive oil in the pan for the next 2-3 minutes. Then stir fry them on high heat for another couple of minutes.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir again. You will see the natural juices of the garlic and parsley bubbling at the bottom of the pan. That’s when you know you ought to turn the heat off and stop cooking the mushrooms.
I had leftovers the next day and I used them to make a mushroom soup in chicken broth, with boiled and shredded chicken and tofu. There was no need for seasoning either. It was that good.