Roasted Mushroom Garlic Toast with Crème Fraîche

True mushroom lovers relish the simplicity of the British classic, mushrooms on toast. I mean what is better than toast piled high with buttery sautéed mushrooms? Garlic toasted sourdough and crème fraîche elevate this roasted version but it’s the locally grown cremini, cinnamon cap, and oyster mushrooms that steal the show.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Kathy from Wild Card Creative.

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes | Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 tbsp. butter
500 g. mixed mushrooms
3 cloves garlic, smashed
3 sprigs fresh thyme
4 thick slices sourdough
4 tsp. garlic butter
¼ cup crème fraîche
broccoli shoots (or other tender greens), to serve
shaved pecorino or parmesan, to serve

Method

1. Put a large cast iron (or baking sheet) in the oven while it preheats to 400°F.
2. Add the butter then quickly stir in the mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
3. Roast until browned, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven.
4, Spread the garlic butter on the sourdough and bake until golden brown, using the broiler if desired.
5. Spread each toast with crème fraîche, mushrooms, shoots and, if desired, shaved cheese.

Mushroom and Asparagus Risotto

Cozy comfort food at it’s finest with an EASY dairy-free risotto the entire family will love.

Recipe and photo by Samantha from My Kitchen Love.

Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 25 mins

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
6-8 thinly sliced pieces of pancetta or prosciutto (optional)
2 cups sliced or chopped mushrooms (button, crimini, oyster and/or shiitake all work)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1.5 cups Arborio rice
1/4 cup dry white wine
5 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 tsp dried thyme or 3-4 thyme sprigs (fresh)
1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed and chopped
salt and pepper to season
*optional garnish: 1 tsp truffle oil

Method

1. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large wide skillet or a large saucepan and add pancetta or prosciutto (if using). Cook until browned and crispy, flipping once. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel. Set aside.
2. Heat broth in a medium saucepan on a burner adjacent to the skillet the risotto will be made in.
3. Immediately add mushrooms to the pan and toss in oil. Very lightly season with salt and pepper. Allow mushrooms to cook undisturbed for 3-4 minutes per side (flip once juice have evaporated and mushrooms brown on bottom side).
4. Add garlic and allow to cook for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
5. Add rice to pan and wine. Stir to combine flavours and cook until wine has been absorbed but the rice. Add thyme
6. Add broth by 2-3 ladlefuls, stirring to fully combine and adding more broth as the rice becomes dry and broth is absorbed.
7. Before the last 2-3 ladlefuls of broth is added, add asparagus to the skillet.
8. Add last 2-3 ladlefuls of broth and stir to combine.
9. Taste. If needed very lightly season with pepper (and salt although I find it almost never needs it with the pancetta or prosciutto). Drizzle with optional truffle oil if desired.

One-Pan Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Potatoes

Brunch doesn’t get much easier than this one-pan, hands-off recipe for baked eggs. I love how the potatoes and onions get roasted and crispy alongside the caramelizing mushrooms, providing the perfect foil for the eggs. Thyme and fresh lemon squeezed on right at the end add a bit of brightness, for a meal that ends up striking just the right balance of being filling without leaving you feeling over-stuffed.

Recipe and photo by Alanna from One Tough Cookie.

Prep Time: 5 mins. | Cook Time: 25 mins.

Ingredients

1 Tablespoon clarified butter or your preferred oil
1 large baking potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 small red onion, coarsely chopped
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup quartered, stemmed white mushrooms
2 cups coarsely torn oyster mushrooms
2 eggs
Fresh cracked black pepperFor serving:
Wedges of lemon
Green salad

Method

1. Heat oven to 400°F. In a large oven-safe skillet, melt clarified butter. Add potato, onion, thyme, and salt. Bake for 10 minutes.
2. Carefully remove hot skillet from oven and stir in mushrooms. Return to oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
3. Carefully remove skillet from oven. Toss the roasted vegetables. Using a spoon, create two indents in the roasted vegetables. Crack an egg into each indent and return skillet to oven for 4-6 minutes, until egg whites have cooked but yolks are still soft (or longer, of course, if you aren’t a fan of runny eggs, about 10 minutes total).
4. Remove from oven, and season with cracked black pepper (and additional salt) if desired. Serve with a green salad, and some slices of lemon for a little acidity on the potatoes.

Japanese Pork Teriyaki with Mushrooms

Marinate early and this becomes a quick and simple weeknight meal with wonderful Asian-inspired flavours. 

Prep Time: 3 hrs. | Cook Time: 5 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

45ml (3 tbsp) teriyaki sauce
60ml (4 tbsp) red wine
30ml (2 tbsp) stock
450g (1 lb) mixed mushrooms (button, crimini, oyster, and shiitake)
450g (1 lb) lean pork fillet, cut into thin slices
A bunch spring onions, finely shredded
15ml (1 tbsp) sesame seeds, toasted
To serve: 250g pkt egg noodles

Method

1. Mix teriyaki, red wine and stock together in a large bowl. Halve the larger mushrooms. Put pork and mushrooms into marinade and mix well. Cover and leave for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
2. Transfer into a large saucepan with the juices. Cover and cook over a high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spring onions and cook for a minute. Lift out pork and vegetables and keep warm. Reduce liquid by boiling rapidly to about 90ml (6 tbsp).
3. Meanwhile cook noodles according to pack instructions. Put noodles in bowls, top with pork and mushrooms. Pour liquid over and scatter on sesame seeds.

Braised Chicken Thighs in a Mushroom Lemon Cream Sauce

Winter nights call for comfort food, and this hearty braised chicken and mushroom dish fits the bill nicely.

Recipe and photo by Renee of Sweetsugarbean

Prep Time: 25 mins. | Cook Time: 40 mins.

Ingredients

4 bone-­in skin on chicken thighs
salt and pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
10 button mushrooms, cut in half
100 g oyster mushrooms, sliced
5 garlic cloves
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
¾ cup whipping cream
½ cup chicken stock
juice of half a lemon
1 tbsp Dijon mustard

 

Method

1.Preheat oven to 400F.
2.Pat the chicken dry and season it on both sides with salt and pepper. Place a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and pour in the olive oil. Place the chicken in the hot skillet, skin side down, and cook it for 5 minutes. Flip over and cook another 5 minutes.
3.Stir in the garlic cloves, rosemary and mushrooms. Remove from heat. Stir in the whipping cream, chicken stock, lemon juice and mustard. Place skillet in oven and cook for 35­-40 minutes. Serve with mashed potatoes or pasta.

 

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