When it comes to making meals during the week, simple sides are definitely key. You really don’t need to spend a lot of time in prep and cook time to create a dish that is flavorful and satisfying.
Enter: sautéed portobello mushrooms with rosemary and garlic. Justin absolutely loves mushrooms, but I must confess: I am not their biggest fan (gasp!!!). I love the flavor of mushrooms, I love the smell of mushrooms when they are cooked, but the texture freaks me out. Oh well. That does not mean mushrooms are off limits in our house! A dish like this one that is quick and easy to create is a staple in our home, and Justin can enjoy it as a flavorful treat.
And I will use any excuse to use some of the rosemary coming out of our garden. I am probably starting to sound like a broken record when it comes to singing the praises of fresh herbs. The fresh rosemary smells incredible – it makes me want to grow a field filled with rosemary…just so I can enjoy the scent constantly. And my $3 plant I bought around my birthday in June has already provided me with more than double the rosemary I would have received if I paid for it at the grocery store. And this little plant just keeps growing…I am hoping to keep it around for quite some time!
Do you have a favorite quick side dish to make during the week? What is it?
Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms with Rosemary and Garlic
- 1 pint baby portobello mushrooms (whole)
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Gently rinse/clean mushrooms. If you need to remove a bit of dirt remnants on top of the portobellos, you can use a damp paper towel to gently brush it off. Chop the mushrooms into quarters (or in half if they are especially small).
- Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil to the pan along with the minced garlic. Sauté 1-2 minutes, until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add mushrooms, rosemary, and a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
- Sauté 5 minutes, until mushrooms are browned. Remove pan from heat and serve. Enjoy!