Balsamic Mushrooms recipe. This mushroom recipe takes less than 10 mins to rustle up but makes a delicious side dish to serve with pasta and rice. Use it as a topping on toasts or stuff omelettes with this balsamic mushrooms for a fully loaded breakfast or snack.
Mushrooms are so versatile. Be it this spicy South Indian Mushroom Curry or be it this Creamy Mushroom Pasta or this Mushroom Biryani or a one pot meal such as this Mushroom Peas Pulao, they taste awesome in whatever dish you cook.
During his recent visit to Thailand, the husband got a bottle of light soy sauce. As I had always used only the dark soy sauce that we get here, I found it very lacking in the flavoring part.
It was way too thin and light for our liking and I kept it aside wondering what to do with it. During one of my chat conversations with my friend Rachel, the topic of different soy sauces cropped up and I mentioned about this bottle of light soy sauce that was sitting in my pantry waiting to be used up.
She shared this easy recipe with me, which she actually makes it with wine but told me that light soy sauce would go very well with it. I have made it using both with wine which I eat and with soy sauce which I serve to my boys. Both are equally delicious.
To make this more rich, use butter instead of olive oil. When you take the time to actually cook it over low flame in a cast iron pan especially, the glaze that forms over the mushrooms is incredible and tastes so so good.
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You can make it in bulk and store it in the refrigerator which is what I do and use it to top over toasts which makes a very quick and healthy snack for my boys.
Though I do not use any herbs in this recipe to keep it real simple, sometimes I do use dried basil, oregano or mixed herbs and add it toward the end and give it a toss to give these balsamic mushrooms an Italian flavoring when I use it to serve with pasta.
I served this with fried rice. I usually make this Mushroom Fry which involves deep frying but since I was hard pressed for time, I made this balsamic mushrooms instead which was well paired.
Balsamic Mushrooms Recipe details below:
Balsamic Mushrooms Recipe
- Button Mushroom - 200 gms / 1 packet
- Balsamic Vinegar - 3 tbsp
- Light Soy sauce / Red Wine / White wine - 2 tbsp
- Garlic - 5 cloves
- Cane sugar or Brown Sugar - 1 tsp
- Olive oil - 2 tbsp
- Salt - to taste
- Black Pepper - to taste
- Quarter or Halve the button mushrooms depending on their size. If they happen to be huge, then slice them and set aside.
- Heat a pan with olive oil.
- When warm, add thinly slivered garlic cloves and saute over low flame till they soften. No need to change color.
- Add mushrooms and saute for 2 to 3 mins till they soften and shrink in size.
- Add balsamic vinegar, light soy sauce OR wine and cook for another 2 mins over high flame.
- Add salt, pepper, cane sugar and mix well.
- Switch off stove and let it rest in the heat of the pan for the sauce to thicken and coat well.
- Serve this Balsamic Mushrooms with pasta, toasts, fried rice, omelettes or meat.