This side dish pairs well with chicken or beef or game meats. You can use almost any variety of mushrooms in any combination. I leave the small mushrooms whole because they look nicer that way, but you can chop them if you prefer. Mushrooms contain selenium, an antioxidant that boosts immune function and reduces cancer risk. Beta glucans in mushrooms boost the immune system. Mushrooms are also a good source of vitamin D, for strong bones. You can learn more about the incredible benefits of mushrooms in my blog on Miraculous Mushrooms.
1 cup white button mushrooms
1 cup chopped Portobello mushrooms
1 cup cremini mushrooms
3 Tbs. butter
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp. fresh oregano
1 tsp. fresh thyme
1 tsp. fresh marjoram
¼ sea salt or salt substitute
¼ tsp. black pepper
1. In a heavy enamel-covered pan, braise the mushrooms in the butter and garlic over low or medium-low heat for 10–15 minutes, stirring often, or until the mushrooms shrink and darken all the way through.
2. Add the balsamic vinegar, herbs, salt, and pepper, and cook for another 5–10 minutes or until the liquid around the mushrooms has thickened a bit.
Chef’s Note: If you use dried mushrooms, first hydrate them in boiling-hot water for at least 20 minutes, then drain well before braising in butter.
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