Delicious sautéed mushrooms with garlic that are the perfect packed with flavour side dish for a variety of main dishes.
Delicious Lighter Sautéed Mushrooms
One thing that can be hard to accomplish when trying to cook lower calories is tasty sautéed food. Spray oils don't always cut it, as the food tends to be dry unless you are using a good amount of spraying. I have an awesome tip for getting that lovely sauté flavour without the need for lots of oil. The key is broth or stock and the finished result is almost like they have been cooked in heaps of butter.
Utterly delicious and the perfect accompaniment to things like eggs, steak or chicken etc.
How to Sauté Vegetables with Stock
The key to sautéing vegetables with stock instead of oil, is to heat the vegetables in a pan on a medium high heat and add a little bit of stock in at a time, as that bit reduces down, you can add in a little more and repeat until the vegetables take are lovely and golden,
Don't rush the cooking, as otherwise you vegetables can end up looking a bit anaemic and the beauty of this technique is that lovely colour you get to the vegetables, as well as that added flavour
It's a similar process to a risotto and works so well. I learnt this trick many years ago now and use it often. Although this recipe is for Sautéed Mushrooms, this technique will work for most veg. It is great for browning onions, celery and carrots for the base of a sauce. Achieve delicious sautéed cabbage or kale and one of my favs French Green Beans, taste so amazing cooked this way, I could literally just each a plate of those on their own.
Best Mushrooms for Sautéing
Any kind of mushrooms work fine for this method. I like to use white button mushrooms, as they are just the perfect size when sliced in half.
Cremini Mushrooms are another favourite and they have a more brown colour, then of course there are portobello caps which you can slice and King Oyster Mushrooms (those are so good for Asian inspired recipes etc).
Once cooked I like to sprinkle with a little fresh Italian parsley, as the green makes them look so pretty. You can leave it out if you prefer. These mushrooms are also gluten and dairy free and vegetarian friendly if you use a vegetable stock.
It's hard to believe these haven't been cooked in loads of butter or oil - they taste amazing!!!
More Mushroom Recipes
Looking for some other mushrooms recipes? Check out these:
- Creamy Mushroom Stroganoff
- Pulled Mushrooms with BBQ Sauce
- Sweet Potato and Mushroom Curry (Stove Top or Instant Pot)
- Mustard Beef with Mushrooms
- Sticky Sriracha Mushroom Omelette
- One Pot Creamy Ham Mushroom Orzo
- Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
- Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
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- 400g of mushrooms, sliced
- 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced (depending on how much garlic flavour you like)
- salt and black pepper
- approx 1 cup (240ml) of Chicken or Vegetable Stock
- fresh chopped Italian parsley
- Spray a frying pan over a medium high heat with spray oil
- Add the mushrooms and fry for a couple minutes then add in the garlic
- Start adding in a little bit of the stock at a time
- Once the stock reduces down, add a little more
- Keep doing this process until the mushrooms are lovely and golden.
- Season as needed with salt and black pepper
- Sprinkle with fresh chopped Italian parsley
- Serve with your choice of Main (great with eggs, steak, chicken and more)
Please see below for recipe values:
This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian friendly
- Slimming World - syn free per serving
- WW Personal Smart Points - 0 per serving (add ingredients to your WW diary for points value - as this may vary depending on your personal points zero foods)
- Gluten Free - use gluten free stock
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Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1 SERVING
Amount Per Serving Calories 57Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 666mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 8g
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