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Feb 22, 2007 08:47 AM

Mushroom sidedish with steak? Help?

I am having a rib steak for dinner tonight. I happen to have a package of small mushrooms in the fridge that I must use soon or I'll have to toss them, and I don't like to toss anything.
Does anyone have a simple recipe for mushrooms as a side with a steak--I say simple bc I come home late and I'm hungry, so ideally, the shrooms should take less than ten minutes to cook/sautee...
I see there are recent posts about shrooms, but they involve larger shrooms, and might not be appropriate for little guys.

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  1. Saute in butter; add a dash of sherry or brandy; sprinkle with parsley to serve.

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    1. re: mnosyne

      To this I'll add

      Saute garlic first, then mushrooms, deglaze with brandy, S&P, parsley, and crumbled blue cheese. Spoon generously over perfectly cooked steak.

    2. If you want really simple- sautee in butter, add some sea salt and pepper, and a nice squirt of lemon juice after the mushrooms are done. Doesn't sound like m uch, but really tasty.

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      1. re: macca

        If you're after a stronger flavour, I do the above, but with balsamic vinegar.

        1. re: tochipotle

          Thanks for the tip. I will have to try this next time I have mushrooms. Like the OP, I lve sauteed mushrooms with my steak- and on my burgers.

          1. re: tochipotle

            Balsalmic instead of lemon, or in addition to lemon?
            and thanks, to everyone.

            1. re: abu applesauce

              Once the mushrooms are almost done, I'll add the balsamic to finish it off and then a squeeze of lemon before eating. That's only me though because I love it sour - SO opts for no lemon. You might want to taste your mushrooms with the balsamic before adding lemon - for most, it's probably enough...and don't forget the thyme as mentioned below!

          2. re: macca

            My husband and I recently had dinner at Michael Symon's Lola restaurant. We ordered a mushroom side dish that ended up being one of the most wonderful things I've ever eaten. Turns out it was a combination of oyster, lobster and chanterelle mushrooms, and all they did was sautee in butter with sea salt and pepper. As you say, it doesn't like much, but it was so fabulous!!

          3. A dash of worcestershire sauce (white or regular) near the end of cooking, or sauteeing a little minced onion or shallot (or even garlic) along w/ the mushrooms can be good. I wouldn't do this to maitake or matsutake (these get a simpler treatment like macca recommends), but regular white mushrooms sometimes need the help.

            1. Do as above but add fresh thyme and lots of salt and pepper. I find thyme and mushrooms are a beautiful combination and they really enhance each others flavour.

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                1. re: daily_unadventures

                  Yes, yes on the thyme. I agree, thyme and mushroom are one of life's greatest food flavor combinations.

                  1. re: laylag

                    Yes, Marjoram and any earthy herb works great with mushrooms.


                  1. re: Katie Nell


                    Is it true that if you leave them alone they won't start to sweat?

                    1. re: jfood

                      Definitely not as bad, I don't think, but man is it hard to leave them alone! ;-) (Walk away Katie, just walk away!)

                    2. re: Katie Nell

                      This link doesnt work! What is the name of this recipe? Thank you...