Recipe by David J Rust
No, not literally "toadstools". This wonderful mushroom dish is one of my favorites when celebrating Samhain (or Hallowe'en). I especially like serving the mushrooms hot on a bed of quinoa.
- 2 lbs cremini mushrooms (whole)
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 2 tablespoons dried marjoram (crushed)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
Directions See How It's Made
- Scrub the mushrooms clean and leave their stems on (as long as the stems are not spotty, too fibrous, or otherwise inedible). Slice the mushrooms in half, down the middle.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter in the canola oil.
- When the butter is melted and staring to bubble a little bit, add the mushrooms and toss them to coat in the butter and oil. Sprinkle them with the marjoram, salt, and pepper.
- Saute, stirring as you do, for 12-15 minutes, browning the mushrooms as they shrink and lose moisture.
- Add the minced garlic and continue to cook until the garlic starts browning.
- Remove from the skillet, plate, and serve.