I often search out flavors and ingredients from across the globe – but sometimes I find the simplest, truest flavors are the most welcome. Savory onions, beautifully browned mushrooms, cooked simply in their own juices. A touch of butter and a sprinkle of salt is all that’s needed to make this dish shine.
There’s nothing “fancy” here – even the mushrooms are the common button mushrooms. Of course, if you’d like Wild Mushrooms, Shiitake, Portobello or any other mushroom, the same method applies. It’s really the method of cooking that gently coaxes out the gorgeous flavors.
So just for today, relax. Leave the herbs and spices in their jars, the sauces in the fridge and cupboards. Let the flavors stand on their own…cook these mushrooms simply and beautifully…you might just be surprised.
Use these mushrooms as a side, over burgers or a steak, over a dish of polenta or barley, or as a part of Taphouse Salad I posted this week. And enjoy.
Pan Roasted Mushrooms & Onions
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 large onion, cut in half lengthwise and sliced across, about 3/8 inch thick
- 8 ounces sliced button mushrooms
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat butter in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium high heat. Add onions and cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until the edges begin to turn slightly brown.
Add mushrooms, cover with a lid and cook for three to four minutes, stirring now and then, until the mushrooms are turning golden brown and have given up some of their juices.
Remove lid, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon (or to taste) of salt and a few grinds of pepper and cook for a minute or two longer, until the juices have started to evaporate and concentrate. Remove from heat and serve.
These Mushrooms are just one component of my Taphouse Salad with a Smashburger, Oven Roasted Tomatoes, Pan Roasted Mushrooms and Onions and Sweet Sorghum Vinaigrette.
I’ll also be bringing these mushrooms to Fiesta Friday 91, put on by Angie of the Novice Gardener. The hosts this week are hosts this week are Juju @ cookingwithauntjuju and Indira @ I’ll Cook, You Wash.