garlic mushrooms with fresh herbs

Mushrooms aren't everyone's vegetable of choice, they are unique, and not everyone can taste their natural flavours and enjoy the benefits. If you don't enjoy mushrooms, this recipe will change your mind, and you will want to cook them all the time to have just as a snack or a side dish. In France and Spain, they use garlic and herb mushrooms as a tapas dish or a beginning of a popular french dish called beef bourguignon or coq au vin.  

This recipe is so easy to follow and will only take you 10 minutes to make. The traditional English breakfast consists of beans, garlic mushrooms, toast, sausages, eggs and bacon, but as this recipe is suitable for vegans, it can be put together with a vegan fry up instead.


  • Garlic (1 large clove)
  • White mushrooms (300g)
  • Fresh thyme (1 sprig)
  • Butter or Olive oil (2-3 tbsp)
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Water (2 tbsp)


Begin by peeling and chopping your garlic nice and small. Remove the leaves from the thyme and finely chop them. Cut your mushrooms in halves or quarters, depending on how big you want them. To a medium pan, add oil or butter, thyme and garlic to the pan for around 20-30 seconds until a lovely garlic aroma is released. 

Add in the mushrooms and season well with salt to taste. Cook for around 5 minutes mixing to avoid anything getting stuck to the pan. When the liquid from the mushrooms has reduced, pour in the water and fry for 4 minutes until there is no water left. Take off the heat and season with some freshly ground black pepper. If they are not golden and caramelised, just add the pan back on the heat and cook until you are happy with the texture. Serve as a side dish or can be eaten on their own on some crispy bread. 

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