Liz started 2016 with a bang… not literally though! The company she works for is in expansion mode, and she’s been dedicating some extra time to her work to make sure things work out as planned. Although we’ve missed having her around while she’s working a few extra hours here and there, we totally understand and support her. Liz and I are very similar that way… when push comes to shove, we roll up our sleeves and do what needs to get done, and we do it to the best of our ability. It might sound a little old-fashioned, but we’re pretty loyal to our organizations and we’re proud to be a part of winning teams.
The nice thing about our own home team, is that when times like this arise, the spouse and the kids chip in to keep things rolling smoothly at home. We’re pretty lucky this way; like most kids out there, ours can get a little lazy from time to time, but they never complain when we ask them for a little extra help cleaning up or with other chores.
So, here’s a well-deserved treat for our eldest son. The big guy LOVES mushrooms in butter sauce, so this post is dedicated to him! He loves mushrooms with seared steak, any kind of BBQ, and even on their own. I typically make this dish on the stove-top only, but this time around, I thought the cast iron roasted mushrooms might add a new layer of flavour. It didn’t disappoint! What is it with cast iron? I have yet to be disappointed with any meal of made on it. Here’s to hard work, family and eating well, friends!
- 1 lb cremini mushrooms, washed
- 2 tbs vegetable oil
- ½ small onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 tbs unsalted butter, cut into 6 or more slivers
- ½ cup good white wine
- 2 tbs chopped Italian parsley
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Heat cast iron pan on stove top on medium high.
- Once the pan is hot, add the oil.
- Add the onions, stir and saute for about 2 minute.
- Add the minced garlic and continue to stir for about 1 minute. (onions should look translucent)
- Add the white wine (it'll sizzle... this is good!).
- Add the mushrooms and stir to coat them a bit.
- Sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly over the mushrooms.
- Add the slivers of butter over the mushrooms.
- Move the pan from the stove top to the oven on the middle rack.
- Let it bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and give the mushrooms another stir to coat the mushrooms well with the garlic butter.
- Sprinkle parsley over the mushrooms and serve immediately.