Five quick ideas for mushrooms
Cooking Coach Terry Farris puts her thinking cap on to create five delicious dishes with fungi
Slice a small French baguette on the diagonal into approximately 1cm slices and toast in the oven on both sides till crispy and golden.
Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry about 200g of sliced mushrooms with a clove of crushedand some fresh thyme leaves for 5-10 minutes till soft. Stir in 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar, season with salt and pepper and cook for another minute or so. Spread the crostini with some soft, mild goat?s cheese or a small slice of brie, then top with a spoonful of mushrooms.
Mushroom and Steak Sandwich
Slice a sandwich-size portion of ciabatta or French stick horizontally and grill the inside. Heat a little oil over a high heat in a frying pan, season a thin piece of sirloin steak and quick fry on both sides. Remove and keep warm. Add a little more oil and fry half an onion, sliced, till soft and beginning to colour. Add a handful of sliced mushrooms and fry another 5-7 minutes till soft, then add a dash of Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Spread the toasted bread with a little mayonnaise and French mustard (or any spread of your choice) and pile the steak and mushroom mixture in between.