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Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

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Serves 2

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms ideal for a starter, serves 2

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  • Ingredients
  • 200g mushrooms (ordinary white mushrooms are fine for this dish, but you could use a selection of your favourite mushrooms instead)
  • 2 large cloves garlic, skin removed
  • 2 shallots, skin removed
  • 1 desertspoon olive oil
  • 1 small glass of dry white wine (you could also use sherry)
  • 2 tablespoons single or pouring cream
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated parmesan cheese, or any other hard cheese of your choice
  • black pepper to taste
  • toasted granary bread, to serve


    1. Pour the oil into a flat, shallow frying pan and place over a gentle heat. Finely slice the garlic and shallots and add to the pan. Fry gently for a few minutes, stirring occasionally and ensuring the garlic and shallots do not start to brown or burn. Prepare your mushrooms by gently wiping any dirt from their surfaces with a piece of kitchen towel - never wash mushrooms as they will absorb the water and become slimy. Slice the mushrooms into chunky pieces and add to the pan, stirring so that they become coated with the oil. Once the mushrooms have all started to colour, pour the glass of wine into the pan and turn the heat up so that the alcohol burns off and the liquid starts to reduce. After a few minutes, the mushrooms should be cooked, so turn the heat back down quite low and add the cream to the pan along with black pepper according to taste. Stir everything around and heat gently for a couple of minutes.
    2. Preheat the grill to high. Transfer the mushrooms and cream mixture to two shallow, heat-proof dishes. Spinkle the grated cheese over the top of each and place the dishes under the grill. Keep an eye on these so that they don't start to burn - it should only take a couple of minutes for the cheese to be browned and bubbling. Stand each dish on a large plate (don't forget to warn guests how hot the dishes will be!) and serve with granary toast for mopping up the sauce.
    3. Variations:
    4. Reduced fat cream such as Elmlea works perfectly in this dish if you are counting calories. You could also omit the cheese and skip instruction point 6. For a slightly sharper taste, try using creme fraiche in place of the cream. To make the dish more substantial, try using finely sliced baby leeks in place of the shallots. If you are fond of blue cheese, you could grate a strong cheese such as stilton over the mushrooms before grilling - this produces a much richer dish.

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28th Oct, 2017
Great recipe, switch the parmesan for gorgonzola for an alternative taste....
5th Apr, 2015
Made this for dinner last night, I used ordinary onion & added leeks & prawns. Served with crusty bread. Delicious.
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8th Feb, 2015
I made this for a dinner party and it was commented upon by everyone as to how tasty it was. Absolutely delicious, easy to make/reheat. I will be making this again!
22nd Mar, 2013
Really good! Add more garlic if you prefer more and less if you prefer less. I like to get any hard cheese and mix it with breadcrumbs about 50/50... It gives the mushrooms a bit more texture, another dimension if you like. Everyone likes a bit of crunch right? Nom Nom Nom!! M.
30th Jan, 2013
The best mmmmmmmmmm :)
28th Jun, 2012
I have some wild mushrooms and a bit of cream in the fridge that need using up. Thought I might make this mix, but whily sauteeing the mushrooms at some raw king prawns to the pan. Then toss the whole lot with some linguine. Fingers crossed even with my changes it will be a 5 star winner!
11th Mar, 2012
This dish was absolutely gorgeous, and full of different tastes! My guests really enjoyed it - thanks. For me, the preparation took longer than perhaps necessary, but it was all worth it. :)
6th Feb, 2011
I tried this for me and my boyfriend and i really suprised myself. Followed it according to the insructions and it was lovely. 10/10
17th Apr, 2009
We have tried this recipe and it was excellent just right for a dinner party starter. we are going to try it again with a few variations, I will update after t.y.
19th Mar, 2009
I tried this recipe last night, really lovely. I did add two more garlic cloves & I used blue cheese on the top. Gave it a lovely kick.
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