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01st Mar 2014

Seven Ways With… Mushrooms

Una Kavanagh

There are so many foods out there that deserve the credit for being versatile and go beyond the mistaken boundaries of frying, baking and boiling.

Mushrooms are renowned for being used for all sorts of delectable snacks and dishes, but have you ever thought about the other ways you can utilise its goodness?

In this feature, we’re looking at some alternative ways to cook and eat popular foods from across the globe. From unusual dishes to simple classics, here are seven ways with mushrooms:

1. Mushroom Risotto

This wonderful take on the classic risotto presses all the right buttons, combining delicious mushrooms with rice that’s full of flavour. See this great recipe for a mushroom risotto from Donal Skehan here.


2. Mushroom Stroganoff

An amazing vegetarian stroganoff that’s wonderfully creamy and rich in flavour – and it’s incredibly easy to make. Have a look at Nigella Lawson’s recipe here.

3. Mushroom Eggs Benedict

If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional eggs benedict you need not look no further than the mushroom version! Using mushrooms as the base for the poached eggs to sit on, this recipe from Bord Bia is well worth checking out.

4. Stuffed Mushrooms

Entertaining guests? Stuffed mushrooms are perfect for a different starter where you can add a filling to suit you – plus they’re pretty delicious! See this recipe from from RTÉ Food here.


5. Creamed Mushrooms on Toast

Perfect for that lazy Sunday morning, creamed mushrooms on toast make for a tasty breakfast. Have a gawk at this great recipe from Belly Rumbles here.

6. Wild Mushroom Tarts

Forget your ordinary button mushrooms – wild mushrooms are far more exciting! This great recipe for wild mushroom tarts from Epicurious will have people singing your praises.

7. Cream of Mushroom Soup

A heartwarming soup that’ll heat you up on one of our more rainy days! See this recipe from Jamie Oliver here.