Friday, April 10, 2009

Sauteed Mushrooms with butter and herbs

Sometimes simplicity can have it's beauty too. Well I am sure anyone can see things like these everyday in their lives. Like certain things do not need much glorifying to get the best out of it, and in this case now is the dish I am gonna tell you about. Just the other time when I dined out with my friends at Bangsa Village's Banquet restaurant (great place to dine btw). Apart from all the other great dishes we sampled, we ordered an appetizer, Sauteed Mushrooms. As simple as the name applies, it's just mushrooms being stir fried on a hot pan with butter and herbs. But my friends and I enjoy it a lot!
Not that I have not tasted sauteed mushrooms before, it's just that I have not cooked and eaten it for awhile now. So tasting it at the restaurant has a rekindling effect for me! Delish! Ever since then I kept telling myself why did I not cook this simple and yet delicious and healthy dish at home?! And lucky enough I saw these beauty Portabella Mushrooms selling at the wet market and I just couldn't resist cooking them tonight.

Ingredients for Sauteed Mushrooms
1lb of fresh assorted mushrooms (I used portabella and white button)
1 tbsp butter
1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 gloves garlic, finely minced
1 tbsp fresh parsley (dried is fine too, but use only 1tsp)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Wipe away any dirt found on the mushrooms with a moist paper towel. Do not wash the mushrooms, it will absorb the tap water and loses it's original taste.
  • Cut the mushrooms into bite size and set aside.
  • In a hot saute pan, heat up butter and olive oil at medium fire.
  • Add minced garlic, stir fry for 30 seconds, add mushrooms and making sure it spreads evenly on the pan where each mushrooms is in contact with the hot pan. Do not stir the mushrooms, let it cook for about 2 minutes.
  • After one minute, start stirring in the salt and black pepper and fresh herbs. Cook for another 2 minutes and dish up. Serve when hot.
Go ahead and give it a try, I'm very sure you and your love ones will enjoy this dish very much! Cheers!


Kitchen Corner said...

yum yum... delicious! I like this recipe. Will serve it with pitta bread, wonderful!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Glad you like it! Good idea about eating with pita bread. ;)

Elyse said...

I love sauteed mushrooms. It's amazing that such a simple dish can bring so much pleasure. I mean, these little mushrooms pack so much flavor, and they're absolutely delicious! I may have to make these tonight.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

You know Elyse, I used to get my fresh mushrooms from the farmer's market in bay area, really miss that! Hope you and your love ones enjoy the sauteed mushrooms tonight. ;)