Mushrooms are versatile ingredients. They can be eaten as is or added to other dishes. I can think of a long list of dishes that can be prepared with it. Â They are also nutritious because they contain vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Hereâ€™s a simple pate recipe that you can prepare and store as well. It is best eaten with bread and crackers as well.
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 brown onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
300g cup button mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
125g softened cream cheese
1/3 cup fresh continental parsley, chopped
Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Melt the butter in a large skillet under medium heat. SautÃ© the onions until they become translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are light brown.
Put the mushrooms and the thyme in the skillet. Increase the heat to high and add the white wine. Cook it for 5-8 minutes or until the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms are soft. You may add more wine if needed. Set aside and let it cool for 15-20 minutes.
Transfer the cooked mushrooms to a blender or food processor. Add the parsley and cream cheese. Blend it until smooth. Season it with salt and pepper.
Place the pate in a sealed container and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or until set. Spread over toasted bread or crackers.
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