I LOVE mushrooms!!! They enhance the flavor of any meal and they’re so healthy. I was in mushroom heaven when I visited the mushroom vendor LA Funghi at my local farmer’s market. The booth was displaying strange and unusual varieties of edible mushrooms. I purchased a mixed bag and that inspired me to create a recipe for Spanish Style Sauteed Mushrooms. In the picture below I used a combination of Maitake and Oyster mushrooms but you can use any type you want as long as they aren’t poison or hallucinogenic. LOL
Check out these Lobster mushrooms:
They actually smell like lobster!
Other mushrooms are medicinal. According to various studies, Maitake Mushrooms help you boost your immune system, reduce blood sugar levels, aid in lowering blood pressure, encourage weight loss, and help to both prevent and fight cancer.
Here’s a shot of the mushroom stall where I found those fabulous mushrooms.
- It’s important when sauteing mushrooms to make sure your oil is hot.
- Slightly sear them for only a minute or two. Searing adds to the flavor.
- Grapeseed oil not only adds anti-oxidants but is also more resistant to high heat than olive oil.
- To store mushrooms, place them in a paper bag and pop them in the fridge.
The sherry in the recipe below gives this dish Spanish flair and makes a great tapas dish. It makes me wish I were back in Spain.
Enjoy this Spanish Style Sauteed Mushrooms Recipe
- 3 Tbsp of grapeseed oil
- ½ - 1lb fresh mushrooms (brushed clean, stems trimmed (or not) and if they are large coarsely sliced - if you wash them pat them dry with a paper towel)
- 4-5 cloves garlic peeled and sliced thin
- 2 large scallions peeled and sliced thin
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp Spanish Sherry (or regular cooking sherry if not available)
- ¼ cup chicken broth or vegetable broth (if vegetarian)
- ½ tsp Spanish paprika or regular paprika if you can't find any
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley minced
- Heat the oil in a skillet until it is very hot. Sear the mushrooms for 2 minutes.
- Add the scallions and garlic and saute for another 1-2 minutes.
- Lower the heat and stir in the lemon juice, sherry, broth, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
- Simmer a minute or two.
- Place in a serving dish. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
You can also buy dried mushrooms from the sources below.
What are your favorite types of mushrooms? Please leave a comment below and let us know.