Not your ordinary breakfast fare – but these field mushrooms with a hint of garlic and a dash of creamy goodness are divine, especially with a little parmesan.
Add a few strips of smoky bacon for the meat lovers.
- 30g butter
- 1 tbsp olive oil or rosemary oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- 250g field mushrooms
- 250g button mushrooms, sliced
- 100g baby spinach leaves
- 1 cup cream
- Parmesan cheese
- Red onions, vine tomatoes, grilled to serve
- Grain toast
1 Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and cook the garlic and pine nuts for 1 minute until nuts are toasted. Remove from the pan and set aside.
2 Add the field mushrooms gill side down to the buttery pan and cook over a gentle heat for 4-5 minutes until starting to soften. Turn field mushrooms over, add in sliced mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes until coloured. Add cream, spinach and nut mix and simmer all together for a further 2 minutes or until reducedand creamy
3 Serve mushrooms over grainy toast with shaved parmesan and cracked pepper and add a few grilled tomatoes or onions.
About Jo Wilcox
"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author