Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Mushrooms on toast is my “go to” quick dinner – with a bowl of soup or a salad, it’s the best kind of “fast food” and it’s a great way to use up those last few mushrooms. Mushrooms sautéed in butter – what could be better? Well, actually, how about adding a bit of cheese?

Recipe Courtesy of: Mardi Michels from eat. live. travel. write 

Serves: 1

Ingredients

3 tablespoon salted butter, divided
6 cremini mushrooms (approx. 75g), thinly sliced
A sprig of fresh thyme
Flaky sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 slices country-style (sourdough is good here) bread
60g cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a small pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When the butter is melted, add the mushrooms and thyme and cook until the mushrooms have released their juices and are golden brown. Season with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper.
  3. Use the remaining butter to butter the slices of bread and heat a heavy oven-ready skillet (preferably one with a ribbed base to make “griddle marks” on the bread) over medium-high heat.
  4. Heat the broiler to 375˚F. and place the slices of bread butter-side down and cook until they are just starting to turn golden.
  5. Place half cheese slices on one slice of bread and top with the mushrooms.
  6. Place the rest of the cheese on the other slice of bread and cook for a minute or so until the buttered side of the bread is golden brown.
  7. Place the skillet under the broiler until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. Remove from the oven and top the mushroom toast with the other slice of bread.
  9. Slice and serve.
Mushrooms Soup

Pressure Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup with Smoky Sour Cream

The hottest cooking appliance these days has got to be the electric pressure cooker. Unlike the scary stove top cookers of old, these operate as smoothly as a rice cooker or a crock pot and allow you to make foods that usually require a long simmer/braise/roast in a fraction of the time. Speed is great but it’s not the only reason to pressure cook as the actual method results in food that retains more nutrients and has more intense flavours than the same dish when cooked all day in the crock pot.

Recipe courtesy of Carole from The Yum Yum Factor

Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 8 cups

Ingredients

Mushroom Soup:
Approx 4 tbls of olive oil
1kg (2 lbs) of King Oyster mushrooms, Shiitakes or a combination of both, roughly chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1/2 cup dry sherry
1 litre (4 cups) mushroom stock or broth (boxed mushroom stock but you can use mushroom bouillon or, if you don’t have that, chicken broth) – top up with water if you are a bit short
7 or 8 sprigs fresh thyme, tied in a little bundle with kitchen twine
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
250 ml evaporated milk
Italian Parsley, chopped coarsely

Smoky Sour Cream:
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp Hot Smoked paprika
Juice from half of a lemon
Pinch kosher salt

Method

  1. Preheat your pressure cooker until it is hot. Add in about 1 tbls of olive oil and about 1/3 of the chopped mushrooms. Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher salt and cook until nicely browned.
  2. Remove them to a bowl, add another scant tbls of olive oil and brown the rest of them, adding a pinch of salt and then remove those the same bowl, continuing until they are all browned.
  3. Add one more tbls of olive oil and saute the onion, until soft, add in the garlic for 1 minute and then add the sherry, deglazing the pan with it and let it come to a boil. Pour in the mushroom stock, add the mushrooms back in, throw in the thyme, grind in some black pepper and lock the lid in.
  4. Some machines require you to hit the cancel button and then another button to set the time for cooking, so use whatever method/buttons your cooker requires. If you are using a stove top, old school pressure cooker, disregard all the button pressing and pressure cook as usual.
  5. Cook the soup on high pressure for 10 minutes. While the soup is cooking, mix all of the Smokey Sour Cream together and set aside. When the time is do a quick release, fish the thyme stalks out of the soup, add in the evaporated milk and then using an immersion blender, puree the soup until it’s quite smooth.
  6. Serve with a dollop of Smokey Sour Cream and plenty of freshly chopped parsley.

With the popularity of pressure cookers on the rise, this recipe for mushroom soup is going to be a must have for your cooking appliance! Not only can you make the recipe is little to no time, it taste amazing too! What’s not to love!

Mushroom Breakfast Sandwich

Mushroom Omelette Breakfast Sandwich

This recipe serves four, but I think I will make this the next time I have company for brunch and just serve the sandwiches cut in half. One whole sandwich would be too much if you are having loads of other things, but half would be just right. You will be looking for different times to serve these just like I am. Enjoy!

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins. | Serves: 4

Recipe courtesy of Christina from Strawberries For Supper

Ingredients

3 tbsp butter
200 grams cremini or button mushrooms, sliced
6 eggs
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp fresh thyme (optional)
¼ tsp salt
pinch of pepper
150 grams sliced Black Forest deli ham
4 slices Havarti or Swiss cheese
4 croissants

Method

1. In a large non-stick oven safe frying pan, melt the butter over a medium heat and add all the sliced mushrooms with a pinch of salt and pepper. Sautee the mushrooms for 10 minutes, or until the mushrooms are browned.
2. While the mushrooms cook, slice the croissants lengthwise to create a croissant bun and place them on a foil or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
3. Add all the eggs to a bowl and lightly beat them with a fork. Add the milk, fresh thyme, and salt and pepper.
4. When the mushrooms are browned, make sure they are spread evenly on the pan and pour in the egg mixture. With a spatula, move the egg around to create ripples and to help the egg cook faster by moving cooked egg aside so the runny egg can fill in the space.
5. When all the egg is just about cooked, you can finish it off by putting the pan under the broiler for 30-40 seconds. Keep it there longer if you want the top of the eggs to brown but keep a very close eye on it.
6. Transfer the omelette to a cutting board and slice it into four portions. Put one portion on each of the croissants. Top the sandwiches with ham and one slice of Havarti cheese.
7. To serve right away, put the sandwiches in 375 F oven for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the ham is warmed through. If you want to heat them through later then wrap them individually in foil and keep in the fridge until needed. You can keep them safely for 1-2 days in the fridge.

This comforting breakfast-style meal is simple enough for weeknight supper, but also decadent enough for Sunday Brunch with friends! As always, a big thanks to Christina for sharing her creativity and mouthwatering meal inspiration!

Roasted Mushroom Scones

Roasted Mushroom and Aged Cheddar Scones

These are a savory-breakfast-lovers’ dream! We make a few different types of scones, both sweet and savory, each year to bring to our family brunch gathering, and these are without doubt my favourite. So full of salty, savory mushroom flavour and ooey gooey aged cheddar cheese. They freeze wonderfully, too! Just take one out and warm in the oven and you’ve got a homemade treat to indulge in.

Recipe courtesy of Kelly from The Gouda Life. 

Ingredients

Scones

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher/sea salt
  • ½ cup COLD butter,
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ⅔ cup grated aged cheddar
  • 1 cup chopped roasted mushrooms, recipe follows
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly, to brush tops of scones

Roasted Mushrooms

  • 450g whole cremini, wiped clean and stems removed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper

Method

Scones

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until you’ve got a crumbly mixture with butter pieces no larger than peas.
  3. I like to put the bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes here to make sure everything is as cold as possible. If you skip this step, no problem.
  4. Add the lightly beaten eggs and buttermilk and stir to combine. It will be wet and sticky.
  5. Add in the cheddar and cooled chopped mushrooms and knead the dough, folding it over on itself 5-6 times to incorporate the mushrooms and cheese.
  6. Again, I like to pop it in the freezer at this point for another 10 minutes.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, turn the sticky dough out and knead lightly a few more times. Roll the dough ¾ inch thick. Cut out 3 inch squares, then cut diagonally to make triangles. You should have about 10 scones.
  8. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, brush with a little beaten egg and a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper if you’d like.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Mushrooms

  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Toss whole mushrooms in the oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Spread on a baking sheet and roast, stirring a few times, until tender and browned, 30 to 35 minutes. Let cool completely before chopping up and adding to scone mixture. If you have leftovers, save them for an omelette in the morning.

Notes

I’ve used Cremini mushrooms here, but you feel free to use what you like best.

For cheese, I used a cheddar aged for 3 years but again whatever you like will be great. Something sharp and tangy works really well.

Mushroom Frittata

Mushroom Frittata with Truffle Cheese

This is one of those recipes you’ll want to make over and over again!

Recipe courtesy of Loreto and Nicoletta from SugarLoveSpices

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Serves: 4 double or 8 single

Ingredients

6 Organic free range eggs
4 tablespoons milk/
200g mixed mushrooms (Enoki, Baby Portobello’s, Shitake, Oyster)
50g grated Parmigiano  Reggiano or Grana Padano
1 clove garlic
1/4 yellow onion chopped
4 tablespoons e.v.o Oil
I teaspoon butter
1 Tablespoon freshly chopped Italian parsley
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup white wine
Fine sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
1/4 cup European shaved black Truffle cheese

Method

  1. Clean mushrooms, cut them  in slices preserving their shape
  2. Clean garlic and press releasing some of the oil, in a sauté pan drizzle in 2 tablespoons evo oil and bring to a medium to high heat and toss in onions and garlic.
  3. Continually stir until onion becomes soft and translucent about 2 minutes, then add in mushrooms. and stir, you may need to add a bit of oil as the mushrooms will absorb a bit, season with salt and pepper.
  4. When the mushrooms are well coated with the oil add in the thyme and white wine and cook for about 10 minutes or until wine is all dissipated stirring occasionally. Finish with sprinkle of parsley and set aside to cool.
  5. Crack eggs in a medium bowl, spoon in milk ,add some salt and pepper and the grated Parmigiano cheese or Grana whichever you have and stir well until eggs, milk and cheese are well incorporated, add in cooled mushrooms leaving about 1/8 of the mushrooms for later use and stir again.
  6. In a 10 inch sauté pan drizzle in 2 tablespoon evo oil and drop in the butter, heat  on low until butter melts and rotate pan to evenly distribute the oil and butter throughout the bottom of the pan.
  7. Pour egg and mushroom mixture into sauté pan and move pan to evenly distribute the mixture well. Move mushrooms so they are distributed well throughout the pan. Cover and let cook for 10 minutes on very low heat. With a spatula check it from time to time to see that bottom is not browning.
  8. When the bottom is firm and a nice creamy color, put the remaining mushroom nicely on top, place a 10 inch dish that fits tight inside the pan and holding the dish firmly turn the pan upside down releasing the frittata from the pan to the plate. Then slowly slide the frittata nicely back into the pan.
  9. Let it cook on low for about 2-3 minutes uncovered check it by lifting the edge with a spatula if it is firm take off heat and slide frittata onto a plate, and shave some black European  black truffle cheese on top and finish with a sprinkling of fresh chopped parsley, cut into 8 equal slices and serve.

Enjoy!

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