There’s only a couple of foods I haven’t been able to stomach during this pregnancy, and one of them is mushrooms. Under non-pregnant circumstances I love, adore, and crave mushrooms, so you can imagine my confusion when my taste buds suddenly said “mushrooms – NO”. Why can’t I eat mushrooms?
After months of avoiding cooking them, I thought I’d attempt to make mushrooms again. Surely I’d enjoy them just the way my mum had always made them. Seeing her recipe is so simple to make and given the fact that David has been begging me make mushrooms for months, I gave it go.
So there I was, standing there with a beautiful looking pan full of deliciously golden mushrooms, determined I’d devour in a matter of moments, sadly it was quite the contrary, I just couldn’t do it! David on the other hand assured me that they were heavenly, I guess they must have been, considering he ate them all in one sitting!
Oh well, here’s hoping that post 13 June, I’ll be scoffing down yummy mushrooms again.
Serves 4 as a side dish
3 tablespoons (60ml) olive oil
450g mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
Sea salt to taste
1 small onion, thinly sliced lengthways
20g butter (optional)
Ground white pepper
1) Heat olive oil in a large frying pan (med-high heat). Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and saute, stir frequently until liquid begins to evaporate (5-10 minutes). Add onion and continue to saute until the mushrooms turn golden (3-5 minutes). If you like that buttery taste, mix through a knob of butter and remove from heat to avoid burning. Sprinkle over ground white pepper and serve immediately as a side dish accompanying grilled meat.
- Do not wash mushrooms, to clean use a cloth or kitchen paper.
- Fresh and firm mushrooms should not be peeled as the skin gives a more intense falvour.
- Store fresh mushrooms in a paper bag and never in a plastic bag.
- For another variation, try replacing the onion with a clove of crushed garlic.