There are days when I like to spend hours in the kitchen chopping.. blanching.. sauteing.. cleaning and back to some more chopping. Then, there are days when I like to make a quick meal and give my feet some rest.
It was one such day – a sunny afternoon and my feet called for rest. There were lot of options for lunch, like one pot meal or sandwich or may be just dial-in for some pizza. Somehow, none of those options looked exciting and my feet were still stubborn.
Well, you just can’t sit there eating nothing!
So, after a lot of thought, I decided to make a one pot rice meal. Since that doesn’t take time to cook, I decided to make it just before lunch time. Arvind comes home for lunch .. so yeah, we have a lunch time 🙂
It was not that late in India and I decided to spend some time talking to Mom.. then pampered my feet with some massage.. after which, I started blog-hopping and my recent addiction – tweeting 🙂 As I was glancing through, I came across a mushroom dish and it caught my complete attention. It was simple, nothing to fancy and still, I couldn’t help drooling at the photo. So, checked the recipe and it was just too simple, awsm! Ok, there was an hour left in my hand and mushroom were resting in the refrigerator, so why not, yeah!
10 minutes prep time plus a few more for the photo-shoot, 20 minutes to cook in the oven, 10 mins to click click and after that, it was time for the moment of truth!
At every bite, I was wondering why didn’t I come across this dish before.. well, better late then never 🙂
The mushroom was soft but not soggy. You could still bite and enjoy the texture with that garlic butter juice which was filled with so much flavor. Take a nice piece of bread and scoop through every bit of that juice. For all you mushroom lovers, you got to try this simple flavorful dish. Just make sure you have some bread to bite with it.
This will serve 2. Recipe adapted from here
- 1 lb mushrooms (I used white button mushrooms and cut it in halves)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbs butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbs chilly flakes
- 1 tbs lemon zest
- 1/4 cup white wine (Use a good white wine that you like to drink. Also, you can avoid wine completely and it will still taste amazing)
- 1/2 cup cilantro or parsley, chopped
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
Toss mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, wine,chilly flakes, salt and pepper in a baking dish.
Spread the cubed butter on top and roast it for about 10 mins. Take them out of the oven and give them a toss.
Place it back in the oven and roast for another 10 mins or until the mushrooms are tender.
Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and cilantro. Then, mix them properly.
Serve it hot with some bread of your choice.