Wednesday, 17 June 2009

summery shrooms

With some vague bits of summer peeking through UK clouds, I've experimented with ways to make mushrooms summery treats. This would be even better if I had some fresh tarragon, but my gardening-fu is consistently hampered by slugs and ineptitude....

  1. button mushrooms - the bigger the better as you want some nice big slices
  2. 1 lemon
  3. slug of olive oil
  4. tarragon - dried or fresh
  5. seasoning (salt; pepper; chilli)
  • Wipe or peel the shrooms, depending on how filthy they are. Don't wash them 'cos they'll soak up lots of water and taste a bit ... flabby.
  • Slice the shrooms as finely as you can, and place in a bowl.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, juice of the lemon, a pinch of tarragon and seasoning.
  • Toss the shrooms in the vinagrette and leave to marinate for at least an hour.
This tastes great with a salad of watercress, spring onion and finely chopped red cabbage.

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