Mushrooms With Garlic
Low Carb Recipe
For Mushrooms With Garlic and Parsley use a mixed variety of mushrooms and add garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper and parsley. Healthy, tasty and low in carbs - what more can you ask for?
1 pound mixed varieties fresh mushrooms
5 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Wash the mushrooms only if they are wild. Otherwise, wipe over the mushrooms with a slightly moistened cloth. Trim the stems and leave the mushrooms whole or, if large, slice them thickly.
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the mushrooms and the garlic and cook over a high heat for about five minutes, until lightly browned. Stir often and do not allow the garlic to burn.
Add the lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a warmed dish and sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Mushrooms are good sources of three hard-working B-complex vitamins -- riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid. They are all found in every cell in our body, helping release energy from the fat, protein and carbohydrate in our food. In addition, Riboflavin promotes healthy skin and good vision.
Yield: 6 Servings
Calories: 154; Fat: 17g; Calories from fat: 96.2-percent; Protein: trace; Carbohydrate: 1g; Fiber: trace; Cholesterol: 0; Sodium: 2mg
Exchanges: 3-1/2 Fat
Love mushrooms but hate cleaning them? Here's a trick!
- Buy mushrooms before they "open." When stems and caps are attached snugly, mushrooms are truly fresh.
- Place mushrooms in a colander and generously sprinkle with flour. When the mushrooms are sprayed with water, the flour and the dirt wash completely clean.
- If you have just a few mushrooms to clean, give them a good dusting with a sponge, or use a small kitchen brush to remove dirt.
- As a rule, clean mushrooms as you use them. Wash them with as little water as possible.
Note: The portobello mushroom is not actually a distinct variety of mushroom; rather it is a full grown, mature crimini (brown) mushroom. When selecting portobellos, look for the firm, smooth ones and avoid those that are especially bruised on their crowns or have damaged gills.
Mushroom Safety Measures
If you are not sure of the safety of a mushroom, do not eat it. Experts use the method of sprinkling salt on the spongy part, or the gills. If they turn yellow, they are poisonous, if they turn black they are safe.
Jazz up boring mushroom sauce by adding 1/2-cup cooked peas (if using frozen, thaw first) into the sauce. After pouring the sauce into your gravy boat, top with a little organic paprika - the rich red color adds an appetizing appeal.