Baked Portabello Mushrooms with Garlic

Some foods are meant to be together. Pie with mash, tomato with basil and most deliciously – mushrooms with garlic. I can’t think of anything simpler and more satisfying than a huge portabello mushroom soaked in the sweet aroma of garlic. This is a brilliant side dish for anything! Meat, fish, chicken or dare I say it, as a little vegetarian starter snack. Wonderfuel.

RECIPE: (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS:

4 x large portabello mushrooms (stems removed)
6-8 cloves garlic (very finely chopped)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
1 tablespoon fresh tarragon (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 180ºC. Place a mushroom on a large square of kitchen foil then sprinkle with 1/4 of the garlic. Drizzle over 1 tablespoon of olive oil, then 1 tablespoon of butter and season with salt & pepper. Sprinkle a little tarragon, if using, then wrap the mushroom loosely. Repeat process for the remaining mushrooms then place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.

SERVING:
Serve as a side dish to any meat, poultry or fish dish.

Image courtesy of user Guanatos Gwyn at Flickr.com with Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License with user heymrleej

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: