Foodie Friday: Garlic Mushrooms

First Friday of the month:  Mom-Cook / Recipes

"Oooh, my favorite... mushrooms!"
That's what you'll hear from my girl whenever I serve this super simple starter.  Well, we actually eat this with plain steamed rice!

Whenever I am short of one more viand to serve, or when I feel that what I've prepared were not enough, I can always, always, depend on this quick and yummy mushroom dish. So this is gonna be a short quick food post too! :)

This is one of my "instant" recipes since it does not require much time to prepare and cook. Plus, you only need a few ingredients for a juicy and tasty dish that can go as an appetizer or simple side dish. That's why I always keep stock of canned mushrooms. I just wouldn't know if this would work with other edible fungi. If you have tried others, do share.


1 can whole button
2 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons Knorr seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce
Spanish paprika
parsley, chopped (optional)
cayenne pepper, chili flakes (optional)

To prepare:
Mince garlic. Set aside.
Heat pan and pour in oil.
Open and drain a can of whole button mushrooms.
Slice in half if mushroom pieces are large. This will help absorb the flavors more.

To cook:
Saute garlic in oil until lightly toasted, then add mushrooms.
Season with Knorr, balsamic vinegar, worcestershire sauce, pinch of paprika and ground pepper.
Add ground cayenne pepper or chili flakes if you prefer hot and spicy.
Saute for just another minute or 2, making sure the mushrooms are well coated and evenly flavored.
Toss in parsley.

Serve immediately.
Good for 2 to 3.

ALL my measurements above are approximate as I just eyeball everything while I cook this. I season straight from the bottles. So adjust taste to your liking -- especially the saltiness, while some may want more balsamic vinegar.

Quick, simple, mouthwatering. Just the way we like it!
This dish was inspired by a favorite order from Dulcinea, a local cafe.

If you like this dish, you might wanna try this pasta gambasetti!
Get more simple recipes here.

Happy express cooking!

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