Sauteed Mushrooms with Herbs
The secret to mushrooms that are beautifully browned and not watery is taking a hands-off approach. Stirring them as they caramelize releases the mushrooms' liquid and causes them to steam, so leaving them alone is the way to go.
Photography: Johnny Miller
Martha Stewart Living, October 2011
- Prep Time 20 minutes
- Total Time 20 minutes
- Serves 4
- 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, stems trimmed
- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons thyme leaves
- 1/3 cup dry white wine
- Garnish: 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook mushrooms, cap sides down, without stirring, until caps are caramelized, 4 to 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium. Toss mushrooms, and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook until mushrooms are well browned, about 5 minutes more. Add garlic, butter, and thyme. Cook until garlic is golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Add wine. Return skillet to heat, and cook until wine is evaporated, about 4 minutes. Garnish with parsley. Serve warm.
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