Here’s a quick little recipe that I tested this weekend. I was thinking that it had been a while since I made a mushroom side dish. I took to Pinterest to find this dandy little recipe: Paleo Sauteed Mushrooms.
I thought this was a quick and easy recipe that seemed flavourful… what’s not to love about balsamic vinegar? However, I had a chuckle when I saw it called for bacon fat. I know, I know… everything is better with bacon. But this is a health blog, for goodness sake! lol. And truly… and there is an easy and healthy substitution for bacon fat for this particular recipe: vegetable or chicken stock. Stock offers tons of flavour while helping the cooking process.
Here’s my version:
– 3 packs of sliced cremini mushrooms (or about 3 cups of chopped whole mushrooms of your choice)
– 1/2 cup Veggie Stock
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 onion, chopped
– 1 garlic clove, minced (or more if you love garlic)
– Sprinkle of sea salt
– 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
I started out by sautéing the onions and garlic in the olive oil and a little veggie stock. Once the onions and garlic are nice a brown I added the mushrooms and a little more veggie stock to prevent everything from sticking to the pan. As the stock reduced I kept adding a little bit until the mushrooms were cooked down and tender. At the end I added the balsamic vinegar and stirred it all together to combine it well. Then I tasted it and added a little sea salt to taste.
This recipe took me less than 10 minutes to make! So fast and so tasty! We really enjoyed this recipe and I felt it was a definite keeper.