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This is How to cook mushrooms – Recipes

How to cook mushrooms

Learn how to cook mushrooms with our easy video recipe. Try delicious mushroom burgers, garlic butter roasted mushrooms and pan-fried mushrooms on toast.

For the fried mushrooms
25g/1oz butter
250g/9oz button or chestnut mushrooms, sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
squeeze lemon juice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)
2 slices thick cut bread, toasted
For the mushroom burgers
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
½ tsp paprika
2 Portobello mushrooms, stalks removed
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 slices cheese of choice, to serve
2 burger buns, to serve
beef tomato, sliced, to serve
red onion, sliced, to serve
baby gem lettuce leaves, to serve
For the roasted mushrooms
6 medium closed cup or chestnut mushrooms
50g/1¾oz butter
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
2 thyme sprigs, leaves picked, to garnish (optional)

To make the pan-fried mushrooms, heat the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add the mushrooms and cook for 4–5 minutes, until the mushrooms are dark golden brown around the edges. If the pan gets dry, add a little more butter.

Season with salt and pepper, then reduce the heat to low and cook for a further 2–3 minutes. Add the garlic and lemon juice and cook until the lemon juice has reduced to almost nothing and the garlic is soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the parsley, if using. Serve on slices of toast.

To make the mushroom burgers, mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, oil, rosemary and paprika in a large bowl. Add the mushrooms and toss in the marinade. Leave to stand at room temperature for a minimum of 30 minutes and maximum of 1 hour, turning a few times.

Preheat the grill to high. Arrange the mushrooms cap-side down on a baking tray, reserving the marinade for basting. Grill for 5–7 minutes then flip over and cook for a further 5–7 minutes, until tender, brushing with marinade every few minutes. Top the mushrooms with cheese slices during the last minute of cooking.

To serve, put the grilled mushrooms on the burger buns and top with the tomato, onion and lettuce.

To make the roasted mushrooms, preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the mushrooms cap-side down in the base of a lightly greased ovenproof dish.

Melt the butter in a small frying pan, add the garlic and cook for a minute. Spoon the mixture evenly over the mushrooms, then brush the edges of the mushrooms with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 20–25 minutes. Remove from the oven, transfer to warm serving plates and garnish with thyme leaves, if using.