Elevate your dinner by serving The Best Sautéed Mushroom Recipe with a beef roast, steak, chicken breasts, or pork!
It’s become somewhat of a family joke.
Anytime I make a steak recipe without mushrooms, no matter how good it is, inevitably someone will call out, “So… where are the mushrooms?”
In fact, after making countless pounds of sautéed mushrooms over the years, I’ve gotten rather good at it. I’ve been told on multiple occasions, I make the best sautéed mushrooms recipe around.
If you asked my kids they would tell you mommy’s mushrooms are better than daddy’s, and even better than restaurant mushrooms. Lots of bragging going on here today, my apologies.
Want to know my secret?
It’s simple, really. You don’t need fancy varieties of mushrooms or a long list of ingredients. My secret ingredients are just dry sherry and time.
The Best Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe starts out just like any other sautéed mushrooms recipe, with a bit of butter and garlic. However, the key is to not dump everything in at once.
Start by searing the mushrooms in butter and oil, so that they release their juices and caramelize to a rich golden-brown hue around the edges.
Add the garlic half-way through the caramelization process, so it doesn’t burn.
Once the mushrooms are well caramelized, add fresh thyme leaves and dry sherry.
Simmer the mushrooms over low heat until they absorb all the sherry. Lower the heat and be patient.
The result is plump golden sautéed mushrooms, coated in a slightly boozy buttery glaze.
They aren’t wet or soupy.
They aren’t partially cooked and raw tasting.
They aren’t bitter from burnt garlic.
Instead, they are patiently bathed in a glaze of their own juices, butter, herbs, and sherry until they turn into magical juicy mushrooms with a rich earthy appeal… i.e. The Best Sautéed Mushrooms Recipe around, if I do say so myself.
If you don’t believe me, give this method a try and let your family decide.
These sautéed mushrooms aren’t just great over beef. Try them with chicken, fish, and pork as well!
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