July 31, 2006

Button 'Shrooms'

I have never personally been a fan of these fungus looking delicacies. *Mom and dad would probably be shocked to spot mushrooms popping up on my blog entries!* I used to try to evade every mushroom-eating occasion at dinner; and being in a Chinese family made it almost impossible! I sometimes wonder how human beings began harvesting mushrooms as food.
Cave Man (1): *Grunt* Look! Icky looking Moss on rock.
Cave Man (2): YUM!
Haha...I bet it didn't happen that way, but *shrug* Its funnier to think that!
Both my housemates Pinky and Amrit love mushrooms; and when I saw these extremely LArge button mushrooms for sale at bargain price, I couldn't resist! I was convinced it was fated for me to bring "shrooms" into my kitchen for the first time.
Spicy Herb Mushrooms
10 large button mushrooms diced roughly
2 red chilies sliced
2 cloves garlic diced
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 sprig lemon thyme; diced
sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
2 tsp lemon juice
feta cheese - crumbled
Heat olive oil in a shallow pan and saute chilies, herbs and garlic till fragrant. Add in the mushrooms and chilli sauce. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes and add in all other ingredients. Mix well to combine and dish out into serving platters/ramekins. Prepare toasted slices of sour bread / baguette slices / wholemeal lebanese bread to serve. Add a handful of crumbled feta cheese on top.

Intrigued by how delicious it looked, I had myself a scoop....I was impressed. It didn't make me feel like I was about to 'gag'! The curse of the evil Mushroom is broken!
Cheer's to many more mushroom days!! *laughs*


Cheryl said...

Yes Suyin, in fact portobello mushroom simmered in cream cheese is one of my fav dishes! Simply heavenly n delicious! Usually I will buy those gourmet cream cheese....so less of a hassle to prepare! :)

Su-Yin said...

I have a couple handfuls of mushrooms left...I might jsut try your idea with the cream cheese...it sounds like a great combination! I will definitely give it a go! THaNKS!