Mushrooms. Their health benefits are all over the news. They can be eaten a variety of ways. I love them sautéed alongside a small pork chop or steak (which I haven’t had in years!) – I sautéed these earlier in the day and popped them into a non-stick skillet to heat up – that was a good time saving bit of info. One container of white button mushrooms looks like this once sautéed. #wheredidtheygo So never worry about having too many, they shrink considerably!
To sauté the mushroom, I clean them first with a paper towel – if really dirty I do rinse and wipe off with paper towel and set to dry. Then slice them – I do some a little thicker, some thinner…
In a nonstick pan over medium heat, add olive oil (or canola oil) and once shimmering and hot, carefully add the mushrooms. Spread out and let sit for 5 minutes, then turn them over and 5 minutes on the other side. Just before they’re ready add a splash (mine was a small splash) of white wine, then stir into mushrooms and let the wine cook away – you don’t want them to taste like wine, just a little flavored moisture – you can add a splash of water if you like. I used salt & pepper (I’m pretty light on the salt). Serve immediately or set out to cool for a short time then refrigerate and reheat in a non stick skillet with a tiny splash of olive oil/canola oil.
The health benefits I mentioned (from UCLA HEALTH CONNECT):
- Lowers risk of cancer
- Decreased sodium intake (they’re very low sodium)
- Protects brain health
- Great source of Vitamin D
- Stimulates a healthy microbiome (gut health)
- Supports healthy immunity
Try different varieties of mushrooms. The main mushrooms I eat are the white button and Baby Bella.
So, next time I head to the grocery store, I think I will buy a larger pack of mushrooms. We ate one regular size package of white button mushrooms and neither of us had a large amount. Also, if they’re already cooked they’re easy to add to dishes like an omelet, on pasta, or alongside a steak or pork chop. I read that they’re good minced and added to hamburger when making patties. I’m definitely trying that! I love them with sauteed zucchini, onion, banana pepper over pasta with a dusting of parmesan. Love, love!
However I can get more mushrooms in, I’m happy to!
👩💻 Until next time…