So, what did you think of when you read the title? Maybe Tinker Bell sprinkling fairy dust over some mushrooms? Or did you imagine a mushroom being pulled from a hat? Perhaps you pictured a wand turning a mushroom into a button?
But, to tell you the truth, mushrooms don't need any extra magic. Mushrooms are magical without any help. And this recipe proves it!
Magic Mushroom Sauce (serves 4 as a side dish or topping)
7 dried mushrooms
1 cup water
2 to 3 tablespoons organic, unsalted butter (this can easily be made vegan by subbing vegan butter or olive oil)
1/4 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
9 oz button mushrooms (or other mushroom of choice), chopped
1/2 cup sherry or white wine, optional
3 tablespoon chopped parsley
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
First, combine the dried mushrooms and water together in a small saucepan and simmer for about 12 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
Some random pictures of the pre-cooked 'srhooms:
The daily question: On a magical scale of one to 10 where to you rank mushrooms?
I'm going to break the "whole number" rule and go with 9.75. Please don't tell. :)