This is a perfect first course when entertaining, served on baguette as an appetizer of a meal for 2 followed with a nice salad.
For Mushroom Lovers. Try different kinds of mushrroms for a variety of flavours.
Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil and the diced onion and shallot. Season with salt and pepper and cook until tender, 3-5 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and lower the heat. Add the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms are tender and a lot of the liquid has evaporated at the bottom of the pan, 8-10 minutes. Add escargots last 4 minutes,.
Add the Sherry to the mushrooms and cook until the flavor of the alcohol has mellowed considerably, 3-5 minutes.
Add the sour cream and allow it to melt over the mushrooms. Check the seasoning. Add the lemon juice,basil and parsley; taste for seasoning. Bring to a simmer and serve on toast immediately.