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Welcome to my site!
I'm Cindy, and I love to cook! And, I love to eat... hence the size of my rear end! I come from a long line of cooks. My great great Grandmother was a cook in the original Harvey Houses. My grandmother Julia was an awesome cook, and my mom was incredible. I owe my skills to these great women. Especially my Mom who said this to me about making gravy... "Cindy Lynn, wallpaper paste is wallpaper paste & gravy is gravy. Never the two shall meet!" Shall we say my first experience at making gravy left a little bit to be desired! Thank the high heavens my cooking skills have improved since then! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Ajillo Mushrooms

Here is another recipe that I found on the Spain-Recipes.com site. These were a huge hit at the party I went to last week. Everyone loved the meatballs (recipe in the post below), but one of the party goers said, "these mushrooms are heavenly". I agree!

Ingredients:

1/4 cup (2 fl. oz) olive oil
4 cups (8 oz) mushrooms, wiped clean and quartered
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons dry sherry (I didn’t have “Spanish sherry”, so I used regular very dry sherry.)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried red chile, seeded and crumbled
1/4 teaspoon Spanish paprika (I just used regular paprika)
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Directions:

Heat the oil in a skillet and sauté the mushrooms over high heat for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly.

Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic, sherry, lemon juice, dried chile, paprika, and salt and pepper.

Cook for about 5 minutes or until the garlic and mushrooms have softened.

Remove from the heat, sprinkle with chopped parsley, and serve on small earthenware platters.

4 comments:

Magic of Spice said...

These look so good...Love mushrooms this way:)

jacobskitchen said...

Sherry and mushrooms are great friends. I love cooking whole cremini mushrooms with sherry and herbs as a side dish. Looks delicious!

carina said...

Is there any other good substitute to the sherry?

The Mulligan Family said...

Hi Carina -
Are you wanting a non-alcholic substitute? If so, you could use chicken or beef broth. If you want something other than the sherry - I'm not sure how cooking sherry/wine might be - or you could use white wine. Good luck!

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