Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Magic Meaty Mushrooms

By "magic" mushrooms, I really just mean delicious mushrooms. For "special" mushrooms of any kind, I'm not your girl. While I may be quirky, I'm pretty darn square.

So delicious mushrooms, huh? These were kind of an experiment, but I'm really pleased with how they came out. I started out by slicing a package of baby portabellas in half. I'd guess you could use just about any mushrooms, but I like the texture of these. Cremini would work as well, but they're gillier. (Gillier = having more gills. Obviously.)

To these I added some soy sauce (I'll use low sodium in the future), worcestershire sauce and honey (not pictured, again obviously).

Mix all that up a bit to coat.

Cook over low heat.

Keep cooking until you taste them and they're delicious!

These have a delightfully hearty and meaty texture. That's not to say that they taste like meat, which they don't. That's one of the reasons I like them. But they're a great side dish, if you ask me. And they were delightful alongside some homemade pierogies!

Quick Sauteed Mushrooms
(makes about two cups)

1 package mushrooms, cut in halves
1/4 cup soy sauce (approx)
1/4 cup worcestershire (approx)
1/4 cup honey (approx)

1. Combine all.
2. Cook over low heat until desired texture, about 15 minutes.


DeVeeM said...

Badger badger badger badger
Badger badger badger badger
Badger badger badger badger

Badger badger badger badger...

Seriously, you didn't think I could resist that one, did you? ;-P

Lisa said...

And for meatetarians who aren't fond of mushrooms but willing to try new things (like me!) these mushrooms weren't too bad cut into tiny tiny pieces and eaten with a bite of steak...lol!