Perfect Mushrooms




I get a little selfish when it comes to mushrooms.  I love them and so does my husband.  We try to be civil and only take a fair portion, but if there is any left after we've passed it around we both try to secure the extra right next to our own plates. 

Follow these instructions for perfectly prepared mushrooms!


Heat oven to 450.  Gently brush each mushroom with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris.  Cut in half.  Try to make the pieces the same size so they roast evenly.  Place in a medium baking pan. In a small bowl, melt the butter.  Crush the garlic into the butter.  Mix in the salt.

8 oz fresh mushrooms (I usually use white or baby portobellos)
2 T unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic
1/2 t kosher salt
2 T white wine (optional)

Mushrooms are delicate in both taste and appearance.  If they are washed or rubbed harshly they will lose some flavor and bruise easily.

Pour butter mixture onto the mushrooms and toss well.  Drizzle with the white wine, if using.    Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.  Stir well and roast an additional 5-10 minutes or until all of the liquid has evaporated.  Serve hot!

They may look done before the liquid is gone, but for best taste, give them a little longer.  It's worth the wait!
Problems

uneven sizes- any given package of mushrooms will often have various sized mushrooms.  It is best to cut them so they are all roughly the same size and will roast evenly.  The smallest ones may not need to be cut.  The largest may need to be quartered or more.

cutting- more of the moisture is released during roasting if the mushrooms are cut.  This gives them a better taste, so even if the mushrooms are small, I recommend cutting them in half.

liquid evaporating- keep roasting them until all of the liquid is evaporated even if they look a bit overdone.  The taste is much better this way.


Perfect Mushrooms
serves 4-6

8 oz fresh mushrooms (I usually use white or baby portobellos)

2 T unsalted butter
4 cloves garlic
1/2 t kosher salt
2 T white wine (optional)


1.  Heat oven to 450.  Gently (1)brush each mushroom with a damp cloth to remove any dirt or debris.  Cut in half.  Try to make the pieces the same size so they roast evenly.  Place in a medium baking pan.

2.  In a small bowl, melt the butter.  Crush the garlic into the butter.  Mix in the salt.  Pour butter mixture onto the mushrooms and toss well.  Drizzle with the white wine, if using.   

3.  Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.  Stir well and roast an additional 5-10 minutes or until (2)all of the liquid has evaporated.  Serve hot!
Notes

1.  Mushrooms are delicate in both taste and appearance.  If they are washed or rubbed harshly they will lose some flavor and bruise easily.

2.  They may look done before the liquid is gone, but for best taste, give them a little longer.  It's worth the wait!

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