I discovered a new recipe for mushrooms. Oh boy they are seriously good. It is originally meant to be a side dish for any Asian meal, but I also think they would be so wonderful as a topping for a nice steak. These mushrooms are earthy, creamy and have the best combo of sweet and spicy. I have found a new favorite!
Spiced Coconut Mushrooms
2 Tbsp peanut oil (or any vegetable oil)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 fresh red chilies, seeded and thinly sliced into rings (or 1 1/2 teaspoons dried chili flakes)
3 shallots, finely chopped
2 cups cremini mushrooms, thickly sliced (button mushrooms also work nicely)
2/3 cup coconut milk
2 Tbsp cilantro or chives, chopped
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
Heat oil in a wok or deep skillet. Add the garlic and chillies, and stir-fry for a few seconds. Add the shallots and stir-fry for 3 minutes until softened. Add mushrooms and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a boil. Boil rapidly over high heat until liquid is reduced by half and coats the mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle the cilantro over the mushrooms and toss gently to mix.
from Wok and Stir-Fry edited by Linda Doeser