Monday, August 17, 2009

Garlic mushrooms

8 oz (225 gm) Mushrooms
This will look like a lot but they reduce considerably during cooking.
Use small button mushrooms if you can get them, otherwise flat mushrooms cut into bite sized pieces.
Chestnut mushrooms have a lovely flavour however ordinary white mushrooms will do just as well.

1/2 oz (15 gm) Butter
2 Cloves Garlic, crushed As always, adjust garlic according to taste

Dash hot pepper sauce
If you really can't take this you can leave it out. However it does bring out the flavour wonderfully so do give it a try.
Salt & pepper

Wash and dry the mushrooms. Melt the butter in a small pan then add mushrooms and cook at a medium heat for a couple of minutes stirring constantly. Add the garlic, continue cooking & stirring for another minute or so. Stir in a dash of pepper sauce and season with just a touch of salt and pepper.
Reduce heat to absolute minimum then cover with a tight fitting lid. Leave the garlic mushrooms to sweat for at least ten minutes, stirring occasionally.

If you're serving these garlic mushrooms as a side dish they'll easily wait twenty minutes or more sweating on minimum whilst you finish off the rest of the meal.

Serve the garlic mushrooms with the gloriously wicked garlicky butter.
hot pepper sauce ...
3 cups distilled white vinegar
2 teaspoons salt
2 pounds cayenne or jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped

Simmer vinegar, salt and peppers for 5 to 10 minutes.
Process in food processor or blendeR .

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