Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lime Basil Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

Some people like sauteed mushrooms and onions as an accompaniment to a larger item - like a steak, or some eggs.

I could eat a bowl of them as a meal unto itself. This variation on the classic adds a couple of bright notes, between the citrus punch of the lime, and the fresh herbal kick of the basil, that complement the rich umami of the veggies and the oil.

Lime Basil Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions

As a side dish for 4. Or a lunch for me. :)

1 8-oz. box mushrooms, sliced
1 large white onion, sliced into 1/2" by 1" pieces
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves lightly packed, then sliced thinly (I use kitchen shears to shortcut this)
1/4 c. coconut oil (you could easily substitute butter here)
Juice of one fresh lime

Melt coconut oil in pan on low heat, and add lime juice. Turn heat up to high. Add mushrooms and sliced onions, and stir frequently for 5-10 minutes, until mushrooms and onions start to brown. Add sliced fresh basil leaves to this (their flavor peaks after just a couple of minutes of cooking, so add them at the very last moments just before serving), and stir to combine.

1 comment:

  1. Yep, I could eat that whole pan myself! Too bad I have to share.. gonna try this soon. Thanks!


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