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Simple Garlic Mushrooms

Claire Wright

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Serves: 1-2 (just adjust as needed)

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 5 mins


(olive) oil or butter

sliced mushrooms (as many as you need - 80g is a portion)

1 clove garlic, finely chopped (add another if making more than 2-3 portions)

salt & pepper

optional: fresh herbs, roughly chopped

Veg Portions / Serving: 1


Kitchen Ninja

Mighty, meaty mushrooms can be used in so many different ways! Claire Wright from shares 3 of the most simple ways, starting with simple garlic mushrooms. One pan, a few minutes, no fuss.


Cover the base of a hot frying pan with some oil or butter and allow to heat for a moment over medium heat, then throw in the sliced mushrooms and allow to cook for a couple of minutes until just starting to brown. Add in the garlic and cook for a further minute until it all smells deliciously garlicky and the mushrooms are a deep brown colour. Take off the heat, season to taste and stir through any herbs you want to use. Serve straightaway.

Kids in the kitchen:

Mushrooms are a great veg to start teaching children knife skills with as they are so soft. Get a kid-friendly safe knife or a butter knife and show them how to carefully slice through the mushrooms with your help. As they build confidence, let them have a go themselves (with your supervision). If using fresh herbs, let the kids scatter them over at the end.

Claire Wright

Communications Manager: After leaving Exeter University with a degree in English Literature, Claire worked in various fields ranging from youth work and charities to publishing, before starting up a food-focused website when her first child was born. After being asked to project manage the publication of Veg Power's Crowdfunder book, Claire came on board as a fully-fledged team member in 2018 to take on the role of Communications Manager, looking after Veg Power's website and social media platforms.

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