Easy Mushroom-Onion Sauté

It’s odd to think of mushrooms as being in a specific food group. They’re classified as vegetables in cooking mostly due to their high nutritional value and low calorie level, but they’re not plants. Scientifically, they make up an Wild Mushroomentirely different kingdom on their own.

Mushrooms are a great compliment to so many different meats, fishes, and grains. This simple recipe to make a delightful little mushroom and onion salad can be what makes a rib-eye, filet mignon, or rack of lamb something more.

I pulled this recipe “out of the hat” (the hat is my head, in this case) when there was a package of mushrooms sitting in my refrigerator for no specific purpose. Usually, when we eat mushrooms, they are the ones my Nonna cans in olive oil. However, those are richer, and can’t be used as much as fresh mushrooms.

Mushroom-Onion Sauté

  • Mushrooms (any mix of bella, porcini, shiitake, white mushroom, or crimini)
  • Yellow Onions
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Parsley
  • Salt and Pepper

Chop the onion into thin rings.

Sliced Onion

Heat the garlic cloves in olive oil over low heat until the garlic softens.

Add the sliced onion and mushroom and turn the heat up a notch. Add a pinch or two of salt.

Wild Mushroom

Continue to heat the onion and mushroom until both are soft, and the onions have caramelized in the oil.

Add chopped parsley and freshly cracked pepper.

Mushroom and Onion

Serve with a nice slab of red meat, or enjoy as is!

Mushroom Steak

2 responses on “Easy Mushroom-Onion Sauté

  1. This sounded so good I went out and bought a steak for tonight at Whole Foods. I have an onion to sauté and gorgonzola crumbles to top.The meat is grass fed. Do you know if that takes away from the flavor? Thanks

    • Oooo, sounds great! Yeah, fresh gorgonzola will go perfect with the steak, and will compliment the mushroom and onion as well. You just want a touch of gorgonzola, otherwise it will overpower the other flavors.
      I’m so glad you’re trying out the recipe, Uncle Johnny! Let me know how it goes!


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