Oftentimes, when I’m cooking for the both of us, I have an idea for the main dish of the entree, but I get stuck with what side dish to complement it. My go-to side dish always consist of MUSHROOMS! I love mushrooms because they are so versatile, and they pair well with almost virtually any main dish component (chicken, beef, fish, pork, etc.).
Gather the ingrdients!
- 1-2 cups of mushrooms white OR brown (I typically buy pre-sliced mushrooms to make my life easier)
- 1/2 a large white onion (or 1 small white onion)
- 1TBSP of paleo butter, ghee, or fat of choice (I always go for paleo butter or ghee!)
- 1tsp garlic powder
- 1tsp thyme
- Salt/pepper to taste
- Other seasoning as needed (have fun with it! I play around with thyme, oregano, basil, asian 5 spice, etc.)
- Slice onions (or don’t slice them if you were lazy and purchased them pre-sliced like I did)
- Set heat of stove to medium-high and place a large saucepan on the stove. Wait for the saucepan to heat up before doing anything. You want the saucepan to be proportionally hot all around to really get that saute going!
- Add your butter/lard to the pan
- After the butter has melted, add onions. I like to caramelize my onions and get them to brown a little. I’m not a huge onion fan, but man… the smell of caramelized onions… YUM.
- After onions are sufficiently browned and cooked through, add the mushrooms. After a few minutes add your seasoning. This is where you can play around with the seasoning. Most seasonings pair really well with mushrooms, but be sure to season your mushrooms with a light hand. Heat tends to intensify flavors, and you don’t want to overpower the taste of the mushroom itself.
- Saute for about 6-7 minutes until mushrooms are cooked through.
- Voila! Done!
Really simple and you can do so much with this! Hope you enjoy 🙂
Until the next meal,
Joseph & Jennifer