Thursday, June 15, 2017

Easy vegetarian dish: sauteed mushrooms

For various reasons, many of us try to eat less meat - or give it up altogether.  One thing that meats bring to a table is rich, savory flavor known as umami.  However, it’s not the only thing that provides this category of flavor.  

Adding mushrooms to a meatless meal can largely accomplish the same thing.  They bring great flavor with few calories, as well as nutrients like selenium, vitamin D, riboflavin, niacin, and several antioxidants.

Mushrooms are great to throw in with grains or pasta, add to a soup for a bump in flavor, or combine with a couple of vegetable sides to round out a complete vegetarian meal.  The bonus is that this is super-easy to do.

Ingredients  (Serves 2 - Total Time:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced or whole mushrooms (the standard grocery store kind are fine)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon red wine
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir mushrooms in the oil and butter until well-coated.
  3. Stir in seasonings and red wine. Stir to coat mushrooms.
  4. Cook and stir mushrooms until tender, five to ten minutes.

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