Guest Post: Sauteed Mushrooms with Wilted Baby Greens by Strawberries For Supper
We have a guest in the kitchen! We’re always excited when Christina of Strawberries For Supper joins us with a new delicious mushroom dish. She’s back with a side dish, fit for any holiday table!
I’m really pleased to be guest blogging for Mushrooms Canada again. I’m Christina Austin and I’m usually blogging at Strawberries For Supper where I share recipes for great food for real life. The recipe I’m sharing today has become a new staple side dish in my house.
When it comes to mushrooms sautéed in butter and garlic, I freely admit that I am greedy. I love a mound of them alongside a steak or a piece of grilled chicken for a simple weeknight meal. When I make sautéed mushrooms, I usually make enough so that both my husband and I have about 1/3 of our plates covered in mushrooms.
We are very lucky that our grocery store nearby not only has a wide selection of mushrooms, but for the lazy girl that lies within me, they also have clamshell packages of baby kale, spinach and Swiss chard. As I was making my anniversary dinner of a very lovely steak, I realized that I didn’t have a salad planned to go along with it. I had already been planning to make sautéed mushrooms as a side dish, but that is as far as I had gotten. I had half a package of baby greens in my fridge, so on a whim, or laziness (see above), I tossed the greens in with the mushrooms and added just a dash of balsamic vinegar in with it all.
There is a lot of flavour happening in pan with butter, umami rich mushrooms, and strong flavoured greens. I did not want have the side dish dripping with a vinaigrette that would compete with what would have been delicious if I’d left it alone. The little hint of tangy sweetness the small amount of balsamic vinegar gives the greens and mushrooms all the enhancement they needed.
If you can’t find baby mixed greens, then substitute baby spinach, or chopped greens of your preference. The same advice goes for the mushrooms in the recipe. If all you can find are simple button mushrooms, they go ahead and get a big bag of those. They would be perfect in this.
Sauteed Mushrooms with Wilted Baby Greens
Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes
4. Turn the greens using a spatula to mix with the mushrooms. The greens will only need a minute to cook and they are done as soon as they are wilted.