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Roasted Mushrooms – Porcini

    It’s the Porcini mushroom season again! This weekend I took my little Beagle out for a walk in the forest nearby in the hope that I would find a few to make some roasted mushrooms. The outcome was 2 Kg of wild mushrooms – boletus edulis and not only. After a 3 hours walk, I went home satisfied with what was found. The next step was the cleaning process.

    How to clean mushrooms

    Cleaning mushrooms is a time-consuming process; without a good technique, the joy of a fresh porcini mushroom recipe can quickly disappear. For me, the best way to clean mushrooms is as follows:

    • Start as soon as you arrive home. Do not let them overnight in the fridge as the porcini cap will become sticky and more difficult to clean.
    • Use a soft brush to remove all the dirt and leaves traces from the mushroom.
    • Under running water, gently wash just the mushrooms you are going to cook. If you plan to freeze them, do not wash them.
    fresh mushrooms

    How to cook porcini mushrooms – roasted mushrooms

    Many ask themselves how to cook porcini mushrooms. For me, the best way is to roast them. Then, one can use the roasted mushrooms, in different recipes (omelet, appetizer recipes, etc.) or use them like this as a side dish or even a main dish. Another porcini mushroom recipe would be to prepare a vegetable spread with porcini mushrooms. If I find enough fresh mushrooms, I will do this and post the recipe as well. For the moment, I will use the ones that I have to prepare roasted porcini mushrooms.

    roasting the mushrooms

    Roasting porcini mushrooms

    For roasting the porcini mushrooms, one has to preheat some oil in a pan and then just add the mushrooms in. Use the cleaning procedure describe above and then slice the mushrooms into big chunks. I added salt, pepper, and some garlic and just mix the mushrooms in the pan so they will not get burned on one side. For roasting mushrooms, you will have to first wait for the water contained in the mushroom to evaporate, and then they will start to have a brown-golden color. This is what you are aiming for. When you have this color on all the sides of your mushrooms, you can consider them done.

    plating of roasted mushrooms

    Food pairing for roasted mushrooms

    You can pair the roasted mushrooms with beef steak (see our medium rare steak recipe), chicken, bacon, and eggs.

    On the vegetable side, you can use them together with asparagus, shallots, onions, tomatoes, peas, and fennel.

    How to store roasted mushrooms

    You can store the mushrooms in the fridge for up to 5 days. I usually place the remaining of them in a glass container with a lid and let them in the fridge for up to 5 days. If you want to store them for a longer time, you can freeze them, but as the roasted mushroom recipe is simple, I recommend using freshly cleaned mushrooms for freezing. By clean I mean only dirt clean by brushing and cutting out the bad parts. Do not clean them with water if you plan to store them in the freezer. You can place the cleaned mushrooms in a paper bag and store it in the freezer (the paper will absorb the excess humidity).

    roasted mushrooms with parsley
    roasted mushrooms

    Roasted mushrooms - Porcini

    Yield: 4
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 45 minutes

    Roasted mushrooms recipe that can be used for a variety of fresh mushrooms. Easy and fast! These roasted mushrooms are delicious.


    • Porcini mushrooms (or other mushrooms) - 500g
    • Garlic - 3-5 cloves
    • Olive oil - 2 Tbs.
    • Salt - 1/2 Tsp.
    • Black pepper - 1/2 Tsp.
    • Fresh chopped parsley - to taste


    Roasted mushrooms:

    1. Chopped the clean and washed mushrooms in big chunks; To get nice roasted mushrooms is important to keep the mushrooms in big chunks.
    2. Peel and chop the garlic cloves in small parts. Use 3 to 5 cloves depending on how much you like the garlic taste :).
    3. Add the oil to the frying pan and preheat it.
    4. Add the garlic to the pan and fry it for 1 minute on low heat. Be careful not to turn it brown because it will be bitter.
    5. Add the chopped mushrooms and fry them for 20 minutes on medium heat. Be careful to mix them from time to time.
    6. Once the water has evaporated roast the mushrooms on high heat for 5-10 minutes until they start to turn brown-golden.
    7. Add salt and ground black pepper
    8. Sprinkle fresh chopped parsley and serve.
    9. Enjoy the roasted mushrooms!

    How to clean the mushrooms:

    1. Clean the mushroom as soon as you pick them up if you harvest them yourself.
    2. Use a soft brush and brush out the dirt and the leaves traces.
    3. Wash the mushrooms under running water. Wash only the part that you plan to cook. If you plan to refrigerate or freeze do not wash now.


    For this recipe of roasted mushrooms, we used Porcini mushrooms but the recipe can be used with other varieties of mushrooms as well. If you harvest them yourself be sure that you have edible mushrooms. If not sure, it's better to throw them away and buy your mushrooms from a trusted source.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 104Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 301mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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