Garlic Mushroom is a great side dish that goes well with just about any cut of meat.
If you’re looking to make this recipe at home, it’s better if you know how to prepare them as they taste much better than the store-bought Garlic Mushroom sauces.
These Mushrooms are also easy to make. This recipe usually calls for Garlic (duh!), butter, mushrooms, salt, and pepper.
If you’re looking to make these Mushrooms at home, different techniques can be followed. The first technique is the easiest and calls for small button mushrooms which are sauteed in garlic-infused olive oil.
Using this method, you’ll get the best Garlic Mushroom recipe you will make at home. These mushrooms can be cooked to perfection (golden brown) without over-cooking the Mushrooms.
The second technique is a little more complicated and calls for sautéing whole mushrooms placed in a Garlic Butter Sauce. Mushrooms prepared using this technique are very flavorful and go well with just about any cut of meat.
It can be overcooked if not done properly so it is advised that you keep an eye on the Garlic Mushroom recipe while they are being cooked.
1. Garlic – 3 Garlic Cloves
2. Butter – 3/4 stick
3. Button Mushrooms – 8 ounces (drained and sliced)
4. Salt – a pinch
5. Fresh Ground Pepper – a pinch
6. Red Pepper Flakes – 1 teaspoon (optional)
7. Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon (optional)
8. White sugar – 1 teaspoon (optional)
1. Garlic Press
2. Cutting Board & Chef’s Knife
3. Saucepan with Lid
4. Tongs (optional)
5. Measuring Cups and Spoons (optional)
After you are ready with all ingredients, get ready to prepare Garlic mushrooms.
Step 1: Garlic Preparation
Start by peeling Garlic cloves. You need garlic for the Garlic Mushroom recipe, so you can’t avoid this step.
Put Garlic in the Garlic Press and press Garlic out into a bowl or onto a plate.
Step 2: Garlic Oil Preparation
Start by putting Garlic and Garlic Press parts in a bowl or onto a plate. Heat a pan over medium heat, add Garlic and Oil, and sauté for around 1-2 minutes.
Step 3: Butter Sauce Preparation
Turn the stove off and immediately remove Garlic from the pan as Garlic burns fast.
Garlic can taste bitter if Garlic is burnt. Turn the stove on medium-low and add butter to the pan. Add salt to taste after butter has melted completely.
Step 4: Garlic and Mushroom Preparation
Heat pan over medium heat, add Garlic Oil and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.
Cook these Mushrooms until golden brown (5 minutes). These Mushrooms should never be overcooked as Garlic Mushrooms can become very soggy and lose their flavor if Mushrooms are overcooked. These Mushrooms should be golden brown when Garlic Mushrooms are done.
Add Garlic to pan and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until Garlic is cooked but not burnt.
Step 5: Garlic
Turn heat off, add Garlic powder (optional), red pepper flakes (optional), sugar (optional), and Garlic Butter Sauce. Stir Garlic butter sauce while cooking so Garlic does not burn. Cook these Mushrooms for an additional 1 minute until Mushrooms are done to your liking.
Step 6: Garlic Mushrooms
These Mushrooms are done when Garlic Butter Sauce has evenly coated all Garlic Mushrooms.
Serve Garlic Mushrooms hot or at room temperature. It can also be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for around 2 weeks.
If these Mushrooms are stored in Garlic Butter Sauce, these Mushrooms should be reheated in the Garlic Butter Sauce. It can also be frozen by storing Garlic Mushrooms and Garlic Butter Sauce separately.
Step 7: Garlic Mushrooms in Garlic Butter Sauce
It can be served on Garlic bread, with rice or pasta, or with steak. It is a very popular dish and goes well with any meal you’re serving. Garlic Mushrooms in Garlic Butter Sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for around 2 weeks or in the freezer.
Health Benefits of Mushrooms
Love them or hate them, there’s no doubt that mushrooms have some incredible nutritional advantages.
Low in Carbohydrates, Fat, and Calories, mushrooms are a fantastic food to eat if you’re trying to miss weight or just as part of a healthy meal.
They also get packed with vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Zinc, and Potassium. If that isn’t enough reason to tuck in, they are also rich in antioxidants, such as Selenium which helps to support the immune system.
How to Clean Mushrooms?
Wash each mushroom over with a damp paper napkin for a soft pastry brush if required to remove loose dirt and debris. Work one at a time.
Carefully rinse below cold water and thoroughly pat dry with a paper towel.
Avoid soaking mushrooms as they will consume water like a sponge and won’t brown while cooking.
How to Store Mushrooms?
To prepare ahead, you can wash and slice them ahead of time. Cover with a damp paper towel and then cling film/plastic wrap before putting it into the fridge. It can be stored separately for up to 3 months in the freezer. These Mushrooms should be eaten within 2 weeks of being made. These mushrooms are best when fresh but can be frozen.
- To make the entire recipe just use mushrooms. you can also use veggies like potatoes and bell pepper.
- You can make the garlic sauce ahead of time and refrigerate. Use it whenever needed.
- Use button mushrooms or you can use any other you like.
- You can also use whole mushrooms without slicing. Just increase the cooking time a bit.
- You can also grill the mushrooms in the oven first and then add them to the hot garlic sauce. Saute just for a minute.
- This recipe is kids friendly too, just adjust the red chilies.
Note: Garlic Mushrooms are an easy way to add the nutritional benefits of mushrooms to your meal. Mushrooms are great because they’re pretty affordable and make a great and easy side dish for just about any cut of meat. Mushrooms are healthy and taste delicious.
These mushrooms are great for any meal and can be served hot or cold. Mushrooms are also easy to make, taste excellent, and are good for you because they contain lots of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Zinc, Potassium, Selenium.