Red wine and garlic mushrooms – a simple delicious side dish featuring cremini mushrooms tossed in butter, red wine and garlic. Perfect side dish to a juicy steak.
Mushrooms are one of my favorite side dishes especially if you’re having them with a nice big juicy steak. But mushrooms hold a dear place in my heart because I remember as a child picking mushrooms with my grandfather, and it’s one of the only memories I have of him, since he passed on when I was just a kid. He used to have a little house on top of a mountain and every summer, my sister and I would go there and stay with him. We’d go hiking and pick lots of mushrooms which we’d have for dinner. Some of my best childhood memories.
I love all types of mushrooms, shiitake, oyster, cremini, or just plain white mushrooms. In this recipe here I used cremini mushrooms because it’s what I had in the fridge. A big bag of cremini mushrooms, that were just begging me to cook them in some special way.
Let’s face it, mushrooms are easy to cook, you know they go great with butter and butter goes great with garlic. As you start to cook that garlic in butter, your whole house will smell heavenly. And since I had some nice Merlot red wine left, I threw in a big splash of red wine. I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again, simple recipes are the best. A few great ingredients is all you need. So this recipe here is perfect for a busy weeknight, just throw some great steaks on the grill, make these mushrooms and you’ve got a restaurant style dinner.
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Red Wine and Garlic Mushrooms
- 8 oz cremini mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter unsalted
- 1/4 cup red wine
- salt and pepper to taste
- parsley for garnish
- In a medium size skillet heat the olive oil together with the butter until the butter melts. Add garlic and cook for a minute until garlic is starting to get golden. Add red wine and bring to a simmer.
- Throw in the mushrooms and toss so that each mushroom is fully coated in the wine sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms are golden, turn mushrooms and cook on the other side until golden.
- Garnish with parsley and serve.