Caramelized Sautéed Mushrooms

Consider adding Sautéed Mushrooms to your list of favorite side dishes. They cook up fast, boasting a delightful blend of buttery richness, thyme freshness, and a hint of garlic. With their steakhouse-inspired flair, serving these mushrooms will elevate any meal, making you feel fancy.

Since I was a child, mushrooms have held a special place in my heart and on my plate. There’s just something about their earthy flavor and meaty texture that has always captivated my taste buds. Over the years, my appreciation for mushrooms has only grown, and they’ve become a staple ingredient in many of my favorite dishes.

The Secret Sauce

This recipe, in particular, holds a cherished spot in my culinary repertoire: my sautéed mushrooms. It’s a simple yet utterly divine combination of butter, olive oil, fresh thyme, and garlic. But the real secret sauce that takes these mushrooms to the next level is a splash of soy sauce. This unexpected addition adds depth and complexity to the dish, transforming ordinary mushrooms into caramelized perfection.

Every time I whip up a batch of these savory mushrooms, I’m reminded of why I fell in love with them in the first place. The aroma that fills the kitchen as they sizzle in the pan, the rich umami flavor that dances on my palate with each bite – it’s pure culinary bliss. And knowing that I’ve mastered the art of caramelizing mushrooms with my secret soy sauce trick only adds to the satisfaction.

As soon as the scent of sautéed mushrooms fills the air, it’s like a signal for my family to gather around the table. My kids can’t get enough of them, and it’s become a running joke that they practically fight over who gets the last bite. Despite my best intentions, I always seem to forget to double the recipe to satisfy everyone’s mushroom cravings.

It’s a testament to just how irresistible these mushrooms are – they disappear from the serving dish in record time, leaving everyone longing for more. Even though I try to make extra, it’s never quite enough to go around. But seeing the joy on my family’s faces as they savor each bite makes it all worth it, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Caramelized Sautéed Mushrooms

Rose Gebran
Consider adding Sautéed Mushrooms to your list of favorite side dishes. They cook up fast, boasting a delightful blend of buttery richness, thyme freshness, and a hint of garlic. With their steakhouse-inspired flair, serving these mushrooms will elevate any meal, making you feel fancy.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Large sautée pan

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Tablespoons salted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz whole baby bella crimini mushrooms
  • 5 oz Shiitake sliced mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

Instructions
 

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 6 tablespoons of butter and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Allow the butter to melt and the oil to heat up.
  • Once the skillet is hot, add the whole baby bella crimini mushrooms and sliced shiitake mushrooms to the skillet. Mix them well to coat in the butter and olive oil mixture. Cook the mushrooms for about 4-5 minutes without stirring, allowing them to develop a golden brown crust on one side.
  • After 4-5 minutes, stir the mushrooms and continue to cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until they are caramelized and tender.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the minced garlic to the skillet. Stir the garlic into the mushrooms and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  • Once the mushrooms are cooked down and caramelized, pour 3 tablespoons of soy sauce over them. The soy sauce will immediately sizzle and start to caramelize the mushrooms, adding depth of flavor and richness.
  • Stir the mushrooms and soy sauce together, making sure the mushrooms are evenly coated. Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • Finally, remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle fresh thyme leaves over the caramelized mushrooms. Stir to incorporate the thyme into the dish.
  • Serve the caramelized mushrooms hot as a side dish or use them as a topping for steak, pasta, or your favorite dishes. Enjoy the savory and umami-rich flavors of these delicious caramelized mushrooms!
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