Monday, November 24, 2008


So I've been kinda busy, and thus not, ever. But hey, this muffin's got a new job that's not giving me much time to do anything, let alone cook. But a few weeks ago, I had a chance to sit and breathe and watch some tv. And I made a major breakthrough on on my road to liking mushrooms, and it's all thanks to Madame Ina Garten. I haven't taken a recipe from tv in a while, my food network watching has kind of dropped off a bit, but I happened on the Hamptons Food Queen the other day and found this sauteed mushroom recipe. And it's pretty super yummy actually. The parsley added at the end makes it fresh and light, but the heartiness of the mushrooms makes it almost a main dish (if you don't have any meat lying around that is). And remember to add a lot of salt, the mushrooms just absorb it right up.

3 shallots, chopped
1 lb mushrooms, sliced
5 tbsp butter
3 cloves garlic
1/2 c parsley, chopped

Melt 2 tbsp of the butter over med-high head until it bubbles. Saute the shallots in the butter until soft. Add the remaining 3 tbsp butter. When the butter has melted add the mushrooms and salt. Cook the mushrooms until the liquid has evaporated. Add the garlic and more salt and cook for a couple minutes until softened. Add the parsley and serve. Nom nom nom...