Friday, February 08, 2008

Garlicy Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms

Garlicy Balsamic Glazed Mushrooms
Adapted from fine Cooking February 2008

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4 as a side

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp brown sugar
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb/ 450g medium sized cremini mushrooms, quartered
Kosher salt (just a pinch to help in the cooking process)
1 garlic clove, minced
Freshly ground pepper

1. In a small bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar & brown sugar and set it by the stove.

2. Melt 2 tbsp butter in olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms & salt and toss. The oil and butter will be instantly absorbed. Let the mushrooms cook undisturbed (it gives them a golden brown crust) for a couple of minutes and then toss again occasionally until they are a deep golden colour all over. (about 5-8 minutes).

3. Add the garlic and 1 more tbsp butter and stir until you get that delicious garlicy aroma (just a few seconds should do the trick). Add the balsamic mixture and scrape the bottom of the pan with a rubber spatula to form a glorious glaze. Season with salt & pepper and you’re done.

Serve in a separate serving bowl or directly on top of grilled steak or roast chicken…lamb would be great too.

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