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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Roasted Mushrooms with Rosemary and Thyme

Wow, January crept up rather quickly - hope you all had a great Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

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Garden rosemary surviving the snow

Here's an easy recipe for mushroom lovers, which can be prepared ahead of time and just thrown into the oven to cook. If you don't like chilli you can leave it out, the herbs can be swapped for whatever you prefer.

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Roasted Mushrooms with Rosemary and Thyme

I used portabellini mushrooms, which are smaller than the large portabella mushrooms, but you could use any flat mushrooms for this recipe.
Amounts are just a guide. Serves 3-4 as a side dish, depending on the amount and size of the mushrooms.

250g portabellini mushrooms
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 small red onion, finely diced
½ red or orange bell pepper, finely diced
1 small red chilli pepper, finely diced
Sprig of fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried
A couple of sprigs of thyme, or 1 teaspoon dried
A couple of tablespoons of sherry, optional
Olive oil or unsalted butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC and line a baking tray with foil.
Clean the mushrooms carefully and peel off the skins, I like to cut the stalks down. Place them into the baking dish.
Cut the garlic finely or use a garlic press and spread a little onto each mushroom.
Sprinkle the onion, bell pepper, chilli pepper and herbs onto the mushrooms. Put a few of the herbs under and around the mushrooms.
Sprinkle a little sherry onto each mushroom and drizzle with a little olive oil or butter.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Bake for about 20 minutes and serve hot.

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I'm sending this to the Herbs on Saturday event, hosted this month by Vanesther at Bangers and Mash, for more details of the challenge and to see who is hosting each month, pop over to Lavender and Lovage.

This is also my contribution to the “Simple and in Season” monthly event held by Ren at Fabulicious Food.

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