Sauteed Mushrooms

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Here is a simple side dish that can be served with any grill meat and most fishes. It is simple to make and adds an elegance to any meal. You can use any variety of mushroom you like or a combination. It works just as well with cultivated or wild mushrooms. Here we used cremini mushrooms.


MAKES: 4 Servings
PREP/COOK TIME: 45 Minutes


  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 16 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and coarsely chopped

  • 3 garlic cloves (to taste), minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1/3 cup dry white wine

  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped or grated lemon zest


  1. Heat a large skillet over high heat and add olive oil. Add mushrooms and let them sit and sear for several seconds, then stir and toss in the pan for about 1 minute, until they begin to sweat. Turn heat to medium and add garlic and salt and pepper to taste. Toss or stir in the pan for another minute or two, just until the mushrooms have softened. Add wine and cook, stirring and scraping up any residue from the bottom of the pan, until wine has evaporated. Stir in lemon zest. Taste and adjust seasoning. Turn off the heat and serve.

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