I’m back with another juicy, buttery mushroom recipe and this takes only about 17 minutes to cook.
20 to 25 medium-size button mushrooms
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
3 or 4 cloves of garlic very finely minced
2 tbsp of fresh thyme finely minced (if you’re using dried thyme only use 1 tbsp)
2 tbsp of lemon juice
1/4 tsp of pepper
1/4 tsp of salt
1/4 cup or less of Panko crumbs or regular breadcrumbs
Button Mushroom: For a serving size i.e. 1 cup (120 gms) button mushroom provides 30 calories with 4 gm carb, 3 gm protein, and 0 gm fat content. Being very low in calories, they offer essential protein and amino acids. These mushrooms also contain Vitamin D which is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that the body needs for bone growth and calcium metabolism.
Butter: One stick of butter provides 810 calories with 91 gm of fat and 0.96 gm of protein. It is one of the most complex dietary fat that contains about 400 different fatty acids. One tablespoon of butter provides 11% of daily body requirement for Vitamin A. It is also a good source of Vitamin D and E(a powerful antioxidant).
Garlic: One ounce of garlic (28 gms) gives 42 calories with 1.8 gms of protein and 9 gms of carbs. It is a very good source of manganese, vitamin B6 and Vitamin C. Throughout history, garlic has been known to be used for its health benefit and medicinal properties.
Thyme: 2 tbsp of fresh thyme provides 7.68 mg of Vitamin C. It is also a good source of iron and manganese.
Lemon Juice: 100 gms of lemon juice contains 89% water, 1.1 gm protein, 9.3 gms carb. Lemon is a very rich source of Vitamin C. I’s also a good source of potassium and Vitamin B6.
This is how a Roasted Garlic Mushroom recipe looks like.
Mushroom is one of my all-time favorite vegetables. I enjoy the savory flavour and the versatility of the shrooms
You can have today’s preparation as a side dish with steak, or make a meal out of it by adding some fried bacon to go with it. Or just have them whole as it is!
Step 1: Melt 1 stick of butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
Step 2: Add 2 tbsp of finely chopped thyme.
Step 3: Add 3 or 4 cloves of garlic finely minced.
Step 4: Add 2 tbsp of lemon juice
Step 5: Add a quarter teaspoon of pepper and salt.
Step 6: Cook this for about a minute.
Step 7: Cut the stem of the mushrooms and put them on another ovenproof dish the stem side facing up.
Step 8: Then drizzle your butter sauce over the mushrooms.
Step 9: Take either Panko crumbs or regular bread crumbs and sprinkle them on top.
Step 10: Put them in a microwave oven and bake on 400 for about 10-15 minutes.
If you like more brown topping you can also put them on broil towards the end of the cooking time. Just keep a watch on them so they don’t burn.
I can’t have dairy products. Can I substitute the butter?
Butter goes a long way to enhance the taste of this dish. But if you absolutely can’t have butter, you can replace it with half cup olive oil.
What is the actual measurement of a stick of butter?
A stick of butter is ¼ lb.
What can I do with the leftover garlic butter mushroom juice?
If you are doing it right, the watery juice will evaporate until nothing is left but mushrooms and butter. The water contains a lot of flavors so if you concentrate it by evaporating it would intensify the flavor of the mushrooms.
You can do a lot of things with the leftover buttery juice.But first filter it through a coffee filter to make sure the grits are removed. You can use it for any recipe where you would need a vegetable stock or even a beef stock.
You can also add it while cooking rice, quinoa, etc. If you want you can even make nice pasta sauce out of it by adding thin cream and egg white for emulsification.
If you want to use it later, store the buttery juice in a mason jar in the freezer after it cools. It would be a great addition if you are making gravy for steak.
What is the best way to store raw button mushroom to keep them fresh?
To keep mushrooms fresh for as long as possible first you must ensure you are picking healthy mushrooms at the supermarket. Best is to buy from farmer’s market where you can actually touch the mushrooms. Check that the mushrooms you are buying are damp but not slimy; otherwise, you have already lost the battle against the sludge.
The mushrooms appear damp to touch because of their high level of water content (80 to 90 percent). The number one rule to keep button mushrooms fresh is to allow them to breathe. Do not wash the mushrooms before putting them in the fridge as it will add excess moisture to it. So put the mushrooms in paper bag ensuring the top is open and pop them in the fridge, unwashed.
Mushrooms don’t freeze well so ensure you consume them quickly