An easy and quick way to satiate the uncontrollable evening hunger, this mushroom recipe is a must-try.
While the meat-eaters always look for a meaty option when they’re hungry, there’s something that can give your taste buds the same umami flavour as meat. We’re talking about none other than the king of the room, mushroom. Oh yes, the soft and chunky texture of mushroom and its inherent flavour is what lends it a meat-like taste. Did you know that there are over 2000 varieties of mushrooms grown across the globe? The diversity of mushrooms, right from shiitake to portabella and button, it seems like the mushroom has room for all. In India, mushrooms are cooked in several ways, in curries, as a dry subzi and sometimes added to dishes like pulao too.
Mushrooms are often categorized as a vegetable but the fact is that they are neither a plant nor an animal food. They are simply spore bearing which have a thick body and are considered to have rich nutrient profile. They are a type of edible fungus with each type having its own kind of properties and qualities. Shiitake mushrooms are a popular kind which is deemed to be healthy for the body. From pastas to pizzas and risottos, there are a tons of ways in which you can use mushrooms.
Just like their types, the benefits of mushrooms are also abundant. You’d be surprised to know that such a delicious vegetable is low in calories. It is a great source of fibre and protein, improving digestion and providing the body with the required energy. They are also rich in antioxidants which make them great for preventing infections. A rich thick soup or stew or mushroom not only serves as a decadent meal for one but is also very filling and wholesome.
Making the most of these nutritious fungi, home chef Alison has found a delicious way of sprucing up the chunky delight. She prepares mushrooms with butter and garlic, giving it a light and refreshing taste and making the perfect snack for your evening today.
Butter Garlic Mushrooms