Archive for March, 2014

Garlic Roasted Mushroom Salad

Put away the casserole dish. Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking is feeling spring fever with her latest recipe for Pan-Roasted Mushroom Salad. Discover her recipe below.

Garlic Roasted Mushroom Salad by What's Gaby Cooking

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ll know that I’m totally obsessed with mushrooms. I literally can’t get enough! You’ll also know that I’ve recently been in Florida visiting my grandparents, and I stole one of their pans. I couldn’t help it, it was copper, gorgeous, and large and it needed to be in my life. I guess I didn’t really steal it, because I asked first, but needless to say it’s very happy in its new home.

Since then, I’ve been making an effort to cook with it, and pan-roasting just about every ingredient has been on the agenda. This Garlic Roasted Mushroom Salad has made frequent appearances and seriously couldn’t be more delicious or simple! It’s a one-pot side dish made up of roasted mushrooms that are doused in really good quality olive oil, plenty of garlic, kosher salt and pepper and then topped with arugula once it’s cooked! How easy is that? Toss it all together before you serve and it’s a side dish/salad all in one!

Enjoy!

Pan Roasted Mushroom Salad

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces crimini mushrooms, cleaned and stem removed
  • 4 tablespoons high quality olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • 2 lemon slices
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and wait for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring very infrequently for 10-12 minutes until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  3. At the last minute, add the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 60 seconds until the garlic is fragrant.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat and let the mushrooms cool for about 5 minutes before adding in the arugula. Once the arugula has been added, toss everything so the greens are coated in the garlic olive oil mixture and serve immediately. Add the juice of a few lemon slices for an extra zip.

Mushroom Meal Makeover: Tacos

An easy family favorite, tacos have long been a go-to for busy families looking for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner that’s customizeable to individual tastes. Between variations in shells and toppings, anyone can find a favorite with this versatile recipe. For those looking for a boost of savory umami flavor, look no further! Whether blended with ground meat or topping your favorite spice blend, mushrooms are a hearty addition to any taco recipe.

To celebrate the mighty mushroom taco, we’ve rounded up a number of our favorite recipes. You’ll also find a recipe for a basic blended mushroom taco from Cherry Creek Nutrition, perfect for anyone looking to get started in creating a signature taco that amps up the nutritional factor.

What’s your favorite way to cook up this dinner staple?

BASIC MUSHROOM/BEEF TACOS

courtesy of Cherry Creek Nutrition

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb white button mushroom (pulsed in food processor into small bits- not pureed!)

1 lb 97% lean ground beef (organic & grass fed if possible)/ or ground turkey or chicken

1-2 Tbsp taco seasonings or chili powder

1 tsp salt

Taco shells

shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes

Heat the oil in skillet, add mushrooms and salt. Cook for about 8-10 minutes until moisture disappears. Add ground beef, chicken or turkey, break up and cook thoroughly. Add 1-2 tbsp taco seasoning of choice and mix altogether- may need to add a little water.

Serve in taco shells, topped with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Delicious!

Double the Mushroom Love Meatloaf

Paula from Bell’alimento kicks off National Nutrition Month with a meatloaf recipe that guarantees a dose of mushrooms in every bite. Discover her secret below.  

Mushroom Blendability Meatloaf by Bellalimento

Meatloaf is an American classic. Its comfort food at its finest and if you’re in our house you would be breaking a law if it’s not served with mashed potatoes. At least that’s what my Grandma told us. There is no doubt with this meatloaf that you’re going to want to have those garlic mashed potatoes to go with the divine mushroom sauce. One bite and this recipe is sure to be your family’s favorite new meatloaf recipe.

What makes this recipe so special? We’ve added mushrooms INTO the meatloaf as well as the sauce. We’ve pulsed up a portion of the mushrooms in a food processor to give the meatloaf an earthy undertone. The three varieties of meat keep it lean and mean. The sauce, well that’s the kicker. It’s full on mushroom love.

Go ahead and give it a try. We know you’ll love it as much as we do.

Blended Mushroom Meatloaf with Mushroom Sauce

Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 16 ounces cremini mushrooms – divided
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 3/4 cups broth – divided
  • 1/2 cup half/half
  • 1 1/2 pounds meatloaf blend (beef, pork, veal)
  • 1/2 onion – minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg – beaten

Directions:

  1. Into a large oven proof skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add 12 ounces sliced mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper and thyme. Cook until mushrooms are softened.
  2. Sprinkle flour on top of mushrooms. Stir until well coated. Add 2 1/2 cups of broth. Continue cooking until mixture begins to thicken. Add cream and remove from heat.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. Pulse remaining 4 ounces of mushrooms in a food processor.
  5. Into a large bowl add: meat, onion, Worcestershire, 1/4 cup broth, panko, egg and mushrooms. Mix until just combined.
  6. Form into two equal loafs and place into skillet (in sauce). Transfer to oven and bake for approximately 1 hour or until meat is cooked through.
  7. Skim fat off sauce prior to serving.