Sunday, March 13, 2011

Diary of a Secret Housewife: Roasted Mushrooms, Escargot-Style

My sister loves escargot.  Me?  I'm not so into snails.  But I do love the luscious butter and garlic they get cooked in.  So when I ran into this recipe in Gourmet for Escargot-Style Roasted Mushrooms, I knew it'd be magical.

It's also super fast and easy.  In about half an hour, your house will smell like a high-class French restaurant.  All you need is a crusty baguette, a bottle of wine, and a fake accent, and you'll be transported.

  • 1 lb mushrooms such as cremini or white, halved lengthwise if large
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley


Preheat oven to 450ºF with rack in middle.

Toss mushrooms with capers, garlic, oil, and 1/8 tsp each of salt and pepper in a 1 1/2- to 2-qt shallow baking dish. Top with butter and roast, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are tender and golden, 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and parsley.

Serve with bread.  Or mashed potatoes!


lavenderpug March 14, 2011 at 12:36 PM  

looks amazing. i love mushrooms. my husband does not. he'll just have to watch me eat them.

Cathleya March 14, 2011 at 2:23 PM  

was planning on making roasted mushrooms on Thursday but now I'm TOTALLY using this recipe! Yum yum, thanks for it! :)

BigAppleNosh March 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

Droool, this sounds so good!

PapayaDog March 15, 2011 at 1:37 PM  

I going to make this for our mushroom party. Thanks for the recipe!

Mrs. Hot Cocoa March 15, 2011 at 10:47 PM  

@ PapayaDog: A mushroom party? Where's my invite?!

Cathleya March 16, 2011 at 10:40 PM  

I am back again and making these tonight!!! So excited :)

Mrs. Hot Cocoa March 16, 2011 at 10:50 PM  

@ Cathleya: Yay! Can you make them with whole mushrooms so that they'll be gorgeous like in the magazine photos? Mine tasted great but looked fug. ;-)

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