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Marsala Mushrooms – Recipe!

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Some people give up drinking alcoholic beverages for the entire month of January to cleanse their body of impurities.  I can understand that, especially if you’re one who over indulges on a regular basis around holiday time.  But, does that mean you aren’t eating alcohol of any kind too?  I think cooking with some alcohol offers another audience of tastes to many recipes, and a splash of Marsala wine can really make a dish stand out.

Marsala wine is a fortified wine that’s made in Sicily.  It’s not too expensive, and I always keep a bottle that lasts years in my pantry, to add to dishes because it creates a caramelized sweetness that enhances sauces, stews and soups.  Simple sliced mushrooms with a few tablespoons of Marsala, become an enriched pan of noticeably delicious food, that can be eaten as a side dish with chicken or beef, or served as an entrée over steamed rice, or quinoa.

Butter is involved in this recipe, which isn’t a no-no if used selectively.  A pat of creamy butter brings the sauce all together, and thickens things up a bit.  The spoon-ability of such a great sauce is magnificent, and the mushrooms couldn’t be happier.  Can you imagine getting to take a bath in this sauce?  I sure can.  What lucky mushrooms.

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8 ounces mushrooms, baby bella, crimini or button

1 clove garlic

1 1/2 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons Marsala wine

2 fresh oregano sprigs or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

salt & pepper

olive oil for cooking

(Serves 2)

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To Prepare:

  1. Slice mushrooms in half, or thirds if large.  Set aside.
  2. In a skillet, add 1/2 tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon oil, sliced mushrooms and garlic.  Sauté for 4 minutes over medium-high heat.  Add a pinch of salt and pepper, stir.
  3. Add Marsala and stir.  Cook for 2 minutes, then add remaining butter, stir to form a thickened sauce.  Turn off heat.
  4. Add herbs and stir.  Serve hot.  Enjoy!


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