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Garlic and Herb Mushroom Recipe – How to Make it in 6 Simple Steps

Loaded with B vitamins, low in fat and calories, the humble mushroom combines with garlic and herbs in this recipe to make a delicious side dish. Our recipe for Garlic and Herb Mushrooms sautés the mushrooms in butter and oil to create a dish that the whole family will love.

 

A bowl of garlic and herb mushroom dish.

Most people who like mushrooms simply love them for their flavor, and others enjoy them as a topping for pizza, salads, or spaghetti. But many people are not aware that mushrooms have plenty of health benefits. Researchers claim that mushrooms can help lower one’s cholesterol, and they contain B Vitamins that many people are short on.

They also say that eating mushrooms can boost your immune system as well as fight cancer. Of all of the vegetables that most people consume, mushrooms have some of the highest levels of protein. They’re also low in fat and calories. In fact, an entire pound of mushrooms only has 125 calories.

A bowl of garlic and herb mushroom dish.

Garlic and Herb Mushroom Recipe

April Freeman
Mushrooms are one of those foods that can be very polarizing. Those who don’t like mushrooms, really don’t like them, but those who love eating mushrooms absolutely adore them. This recipe is perfect for the mushroom lovers in your life. It is fragrant and delicious, cooking the mushrooms in a flavorful, herb-seasoned sauce. If you are looking for a tasty new recipe for a side dish, try this recipe for our rich and wonderful Garlic and Herb Mushrooms.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings

Equipment

  • Large Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Serving Bowl

Instructions
 

  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, melt the butter and the olive oil together. Heat them together until the butter is completely melted and sizzling.
    A look at the ingredients to be used in the recipe.
  • Add the garlic to the butter and sautee it until it is golden brown and fragrant for about 1 minute.
  • Add the mushrooms, cooking them for about five minutes, stirring them with a spatula. They will begin to turn golden brown and crispy. If you have large mushrooms, use the edge of your spatula to cut them in half so that the pan of mushrooms will cook uniformly. Stir and flip the mushrooms as they cook to ensure that all of them get cooked.
  • Stir the thyme and chopped parsley, flipping the mushrooms to fully incorporate the herbs.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and put the mushrooms and the cooking juices in a serving bowl.
    A freshly-cooked batch of garlic and herb mushrooms on a skillet.
  • This dish can be served over top of rice, atop a cut of meat like hamburger steak, grilled chicken, or pork chops. Alternately, it can be eaten as a side dish on its own.

Notes

Unfortunately, unlike some veggies, for humans to take advantage of many of the beneficial aspects of mushrooms they must be cooked. The cell walls of uncooked mushrooms are very thick, and the digestive system of a person may not be effective in extracting all the nutrients from an uncooked mushroom.
Additionally, some mushrooms may have compounds that will help prevent their breaking down in the digestive tract. Our recipe does exactly what you need, though, to access the wonders of the mushroom when you saute it in hot oil and butter.
If you have never cooked mushrooms before, you may be unsure of how to handle them. Most of the time mushrooms are sold in large plastic containers wrapped in plastic. When one opens the package, one finds that the mushrooms are often coated in bits of dirt. Since the surface of a mushroom is not sleek, it can be puzzling as to how one should clean the mushrooms.
There are two main ways to clean a mushroom. First, examine the mushrooms for any mushy or slimy bits and cut those pieces away. Put the mushrooms in a colander and spray with water from your kitchen sink to dislodge any dirt. You may need to turn or rotate the mushrooms in the colander to rinse every part of the mushroom.
Pay close attention to the undersides of the mushrooms where the stems connect to the cap. Spread the wet mushrooms on a clean towel and examine them again to make sure they are clean. You can wipe away any dirt that you missed in the spraying process with a damp paper towel.
Another way to clean mushrooms is to immerse them in a sink or bowl full of cool water, gently rubbing at them to loosen any dirt. Remove the mushrooms when they are clean and set them on a clean dishtowel to dry.
After your mushrooms are clean, you can dab at them with clean tea towels or paper toweling to absorb any excess water. You also may want to allow them to sit out on the toweling to air dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Do not wash your mushrooms until right before you want to use them. The extra dampness will accelerate their spoilage. Just keep them in the refrigerator in their original packaging, loosening the plastic wrap to allow air to circulate.
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