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Oh wise ones, save me from my mushroom incompetence

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ParsingFancy Tue 26-Mar-13 16:16:08

Some gorgeous flat mushrooms have arrived in my veggie box, but I never manage to turn them into the luscious objects I'm sure they want to be.

Other than chop 'em up small and use them like any other mushroom, what should I be doing with them?

snoworneahva Tue 26-Mar-13 16:26:49

These are lovely and very simple.

5 lg mushrooms.  1 diced.
Olive oil
1 leek
2 cloves Garlic
50g Blue cheese / goats cheese
Pine nuts

Brush mushrooms with oil, season put in oven - top side down for 10 min
Fry mushroom, leek & thyme for 5mins until softened, add garlic fry for 1 min.
Take off heat and add cheese and pine nuts, season.
Put filling onto baked mushrooms and bake for a further 15mins - nice with Green salad.

ParsingFancy Tue 26-Mar-13 16:29:43

Mmmm.... <drools>

Mine seem to end up dry and shrivelled, but also raw - do you think I've not been using enough oil?

mrsvilliers Tue 26-Mar-13 18:26:08

I add a little bit of water in with mine, only a tsp or so, not much.

SecretLindtBunny Tue 26-Mar-13 18:28:17

When I cook mine, I use a mix of butter/oil.

Buttered mushrooms on toast was my supper Sunday night.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 27-Mar-13 08:46:50

Complain to your veg provider if they end up dry and shrivelled. ... Fresh mushrooms should be plump and full of moisture. If they are fobbing you off with old ones, they'll never taste right.

ParsingFancy Wed 27-Mar-13 09:03:34

Nothing wrong with the mushrooms, they're luscious looking when they arrive. And with a variation on snoworneahva's recipe were luscious last night! Thank you!

I simply haven't been cooking them hot enough, for the right time, I think.

ParsingFancy Wed 27-Mar-13 09:04:50

Too many "luscious" posts. Can you tell I'm ver' fond of fungus?grin

Jayne266 Wed 27-Mar-13 10:09:47

Mushrooms in butter and oil then add garlic and cream and some cheese and serve on garlic bread. Mushroom Alfredo yum

MERLYPUSS Wed 27-Mar-13 11:32:10

Cop them fairly large and fry in butter with garlic. Serve on crusty bread so the juice makes the bread grey.

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