Funghi al Olio e Limone


Go you like mushrooms?  Do you like garlic?  If so, this recipe is for you.  It is Italian, but neither the olive oil nor the lemon is strong enough to overpower the taste of the mushrooms, yet each adds its unmistakable taste to the final outcome.  Funghi al olio make a great addition to an antipasto, and if you can stop yourself from nibbling, you can make them in the morning for the evening meal.

Olive oil 2 tbspns
Baby mushrooms no stems 500 gm
Garlic, peeled and finely chopped 3 cloves
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Parsley, finely chopped 2 tbspns
Extra Virgin olive oil 2-4 tbspns

Cooking Method

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over high heat, then add the mushrooms.  Sauté, shaking the pan vigorously from time to time, for about five minutes, until the mushrooms begin to exude some of their natural juices.

Lower the heat to medium, add the garlic and sauté for a couple of more minutes being careful that the garlic does not burn.  Squeeze the lemon juice over the mushrooms and add salt and pepper to your taste.

Remove from the heat, pour into a glass or ceramic container and stir in the chopped parsley.  Add enough additional olive oil to coat the mushrooms evenly.  Serve at room temperature as part of an antipasto.