Buttered Mushrooms


Beautifully cooked mushrooms, such as these, are a wonderful accompaniment to many dishes. They are easy to prepare, and taste excellent. If the mushrooms need cleaning, it is best to do this was a small pastry brush. Do not wash them.


·         500gm fresh chanterelles or girolles

·         ½ lemon

·         50gm unsalted butter

·         3 shallots, peeled and chopped

·         6 sprigs of fresh parsley, finely chopped

·         1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed

·         salt and pepper to taste


1. Trim the mushrooms and sprinkle with the lemon juice

2. Melt the butter in a frying pan, add the mushrooms and brown for 10 minutes over a moderate heat, stirring frequently, but carefully with a wooden spatula

3. Add the shallots and parsley, along with the garlic

4. Season with salt pepper

5. Cover and cook for 20 minutes