Winter foods give me all the feels. There is something so cozy about eating something warm and earthy + bread.
Bread is EVERYTHING.
When I first met Justin, he hated mushrooms. His grandma used to make spaghetti and put the canned mushrooms in the sauce and it like scared him lol.
When we were dating, I would add mushrooms into things here and there to see if he would notice. He finally decided he liked the flavor just not the texture. I then started to buy beefier mushrooms like shiitakes and trumpets which he loved! And, like, thank god, because now I can cook them at home!
Now that I’m a mommy and am going back to work soon, I wanted to create a quick, but flavorful weeknight dinner so that there is plenty of time to put Rahi to bed and still have adult time.
One of my favorite dishes as a kid was beans on toast (recipe coming soon). It was such an easy weeknight dinner to pull together. This time, I subbed the beans for mushrooms added some herbs and a little crème fraiche. Toast the bread, make a little side salad and dinner is done! The beefier mushrooms not only taste better but keep you full – also, bread, duh. Crusty sourdough or a thick country style to be specific.
What’s better than things in toast, right?
Mushrooms on Toast
- 2 tbsps. + unsalted butter
- 2 lbs. shiitake or trumpet mushrooms sliced
- 2 tsp. thyme
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- Salt pepper, red pepper flake to taste
- Splash of sherry or Marsala or red wine
- ¼ cup crème fraîche
- Sourdough or country style bread
- Parsley or chives for garnish
- Heat a pan or cast iron over high heat and add butter. When butter begins to sizzle, add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until browned, 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add thyme and garlic, and stir. Make sure to not let the garlic burn. and add more butter as needed.
- Add salt, pepper and rd pepper flake and continue to sauté for a minute more, then add red wine.
- Add crème fraiche and let simmer for 2 minutes.
- Meanwhile, toast and butter bread.
- Spoon mushrooms and sauce over toasted bread. Top with parsley or chives.