I guess I should start off with the customary Nothing About The Recipe Is Caribbean! That said, this Garlicky Herb Mushrooms was one the most requested recipes last year, after I posted a pic on Instagram. It was only natural that it was part of my #MeatFreeMondays series on YouTube.
1 lb button mushrooms (cleaned)
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon butter
1 medium onion (diced)
3-5 cloves garlic (crushed – depends on how much you like garlic)
3-4 sprigs thyme
1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon salt
3-4 tablespoon white wine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes
Important: If doing this recipe gluten free, please go through the entire list of ingredients to make sure they meet with your specific gluten free dietary needs.
Cleaning Mushrooms – You’ll see TV chefs and food personalities recommend using a brush to brush off any dirt off the mushrooms and to never wash them. NOPE! Not for me. I wash and air/paper-towel dry my mushrooms. I know too well the kind of dirt they grow in. Just my personal choice.
In a wide pan on a medium heat, melt the butter in the oil, then add the onions. Immediately turn the heat down to low and cook gently for 3 minutes.
After-which, turn the heat back up to medium high and add the mushrooms. Stir well to coat with the onion flavored oil/butter combo.
BTW, the bigger mushrooms I cut in half. The reason why I recommend a wide pan above, is so each mushroom can touch the surface of the pan. We’ll get a lovely color and caramelization.
After about 7-9 minutes, you should see the mushrooms shrink in size and develop some color. The bottom of your pan will have brown spots (that’s FLAVOR).
It’s now time to get that ‘flavor’ working for us. Pour in the wine to degalze the bottom of the pot (use apple juice or veg stock if you want). Cook for a minute, then add the pepper flakes, parsley, thyme, salt, black pepper and garlic. Stir well to get all that garlic and herb niceness all over the mushrooms. Turn the heat back down to low as we don’t want to burn the garlic and herbs.
Cook for a further 2-3 minutes.. basically until the garlic warms through and perfumes the dish.
Definitely not a “Caribbean” dish, but mushroom lovers will be thank you for making this one. I guarantee you this Garlic Herb Mushrooms will be a regular on your menu and you will get requests for it.