Sauteed Mushrooms in Garlic Butter and Onion is quick and easy to make yet pack with so much flavor. Serve this Sauteed Baby Bella Mushrooms as an appetizer, a side dish, a topping for pizza or as a meal on its own.
Some people either love it or hate it and I am one of those people who loves mushroom.
It is something I can prepare quickly to pair with other dish. Sauteed mushrooms with steak, chicken or fish is a favorite in our household. It is also a tasty topping for pizza.
It is not uncommon for me to cook 3 packages at one time. I’ll taste a piece, then another one and by the time we have dinner I’ve eaten already ½ a package. Hey, it’s 95% water with low calories, so no worries.
To make Sauteed Mushrooms in Garlic Butter and Onion, you can use baby bella or white button mushrooms.
If I have a choice, I prefer to use baby bella mushrooms since they are firmer with an earthy flavor compared to button mushrooms. Button mushrooms does not hold its texture well when cooked compared to baby bella.
Did you know that Cremini (crimini) is another name for Baby Bella mushrooms? For a while, I didn’t know that until one day I googled the difference. I was surprised to learn that they are the same.
So when you go to the store, don’t confuse yourself as some are labeled crimini or baby bella.
Can You Wash Mushroom?
This is a common question when it comes to mushroom. Yes, you can quickly rinse mushroom. RINSE NOT SOAK!
If you’ve been reading my blog, I wash almost everything. And yes, I also wash mushroom.
There’s no way I can stomach something that I know have traces of dirt. I’ll settle with some water than dirt especially with the situation we’re in right now!
They say never to wash mushroom as it will absorb water and it looses it’s flavor and the best way to clean it is by wiping it off with a damp paper towel or brushing it. If you are comfortable doing it this way, there’s nothing wrong with that.
In some stores, mushrooms are not packaged and you are able to select them. Aside from traces of dirt and being exposed, can you imagine how many hands has been through it.
I prefer washing it plus it is quicker than wiping or brushing.
Anyway, here are the steps to wash mushroom. For a quick video, Fast and Easy Way to Clean Mushrooms.
First, prepare tray with paper towel. Set aside.
In a big bowl with 2/3’s water, plunge mushrooms, gently turning them around with your hands to dislodge dirt. Dirt will settle at the bottom.
Remove mushrooms using both hands and drain water. Dump it in tray with paper towel. Using another paper towel gently pat dry the mushrooms.
Note: Wash only whatever you will use and store remaining mushrooms in a brown bag.
How Long Can You Keep Mushrooms?
Mushrooms can get slimy and mushy if it’s been sitting in your fridge for a while. Haven’t we all had this issue at one point? Then it goes straight to the garbage disposal.
Especially with the current situation, I try to limit running errands and buy so many groceries and sometimes I forget I have it.
When buying packaged mushroom, visually check that they look fresh. It is best to cook it as soon as possible while texture is firm.
Leave mushroom in the original packaging until you are ready to use it about 2 to 3 days the most.
Once you open the packaging, any leftover mushrooms should be stored in a brown bag. This will allow moisture to escape and preserve it’s freshness.
To check if mushroom is fresh, break the stem from cap. If you hear a snap, it is still fresh. The louder the better.
How to Make Sauteed Mushrooms in Garlic Butter and Onion
(1) Prepare all your ingredients. Clean mushroom, slice in half or into 3 pieces. Note: You can buy sliced mushrooms.
(2) In a skillet, heat butter and oil. It is best to add oil so butter does not burn. You can skip the butter but it does add so much flavor to the dish.
(3) Saute minced garlic for a minute then add mushroom. Don’t overcrowd and overcook. Brown each side for 2 minutes.
(4) Stir-in white cooking wine, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper and continue cooking for another 2 minutes.
(5) Salt to taste. I did not.
(6) Transfer right away to a serving platter.
Note: Instead of onion powder, you can use ¼ cup fresh julienne yellow onion. Stir-in 3 minutes after adding mushrooms.
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Sauteed Mushrooms in Garlic Butter and Onion
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound baby bella mushrooms sliced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon white cooking wine
- 1 ½ teaspoons worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder or 1/4 cup fresh julienne yellow onion
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley garnish
- Heat butter and oil over medium heat.
- Add garlic and cook for a minute.
- Saute mushroom and brown each side for 2 minutes.
- Stir-in white cooking wine, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper. Continue cooking for 2 minutes. Note: If using fresh onion, read notes below.
- Salt to taste.
- Transfer to a serving plate right away and garnish with parsley.
- It's your choice, buy whole or sliced baby bella mushrooms.
- Instead of onion powder, you can use ¼ cup fresh julienne yellow onion. Stir-in 3 minutes after adding mushrooms.
- Don't overcrowd or overcook mushrooms.
- Refer to blog How to Clean Mushrooms.