Dancing Mushrooms

"Cute name for a delicious dish! Mushrooms so happy to be prepared lovingly into such a delicious dish that they DANCE with joy! Wonderful with a fresh green salad, some crusty bread and a glass of white wine. According to one reviewer, they FREEZE well to for OAMC!"
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  • Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. When the dry skillet is hot add olive oil and HALF of the butter.
  • Slice the stems off of the mushrooms so that the bottom is flat.
  • When butter has melted add all mushrooms cap down and allow them to cook undisturbed for 6-7 minutes so that they caramelize and are nicely browned on the bottom. Shake them around a tiny bit at first to help them not stick but if they do stick do not worry. They will release from the pan when they have properly caramelized.
  • Turn mushrooms over and allow to brown on the stem side in the same manner. Add just a tiny bit more olive oil if needed or spray a bit with some cooking spray to keep calories down.
  • When mushrooms have browned well on both sides add onion and garlic and saute just until the garlic releases its flavor- about one minute. Add the remaining butter, basil, rosemary and parsley and cook for one minute more, stirring constantly.
  • Add lemon juice and wine and reduce heat to simmer (between medium low and low on my stove). Cover and simmer for about 5 minutes or mushrooms are done but still firm. Add more wine if needed but try not to let all the liquid evaporate. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Note: You may wish to reserve a little of the pasta water to add to the sauce if you would like more sauce.
  • Serve mushrooms over cooked and well drained pasta, then generously sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese on top. I like to add a pinch of fresh ground black pepper or pepper flakes to the top as well.

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  1. More Gun
    absolutely fantastic and flavorful!
  2. Salorlady
    As I had guests for a week I took the chance , made these in advance, and froze them. I'm happy to say that all raved about the dancing mushroom pasta dinner!
  3. threeovens
    I really liked this. The sauce is sweet and herb-y while the mushrooms are meaty and savory. Quick and easy. Made for ZWT5.
  4. Thymestudio
    Fantastic! Made a wonderful lunch for this mushroom lover. Easy and clearly written, thank you for posting. ZWT5
  5. thewaywardheart
    This dish is simple, flavorful, and satisfying! A great recipe for this mushroom-pasta lover.


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