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Mushrooms cooked in loads of foamy butter with fresh garlic and parsley

The Secret to Perfectly Cooked Mushrooms

A quick guide on how to maximize flavour and how to achieve perfect mushrooms every time. Chestnut mushrooms are cooked in loads of foamy butter and finished with fresh garlic and parsley.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine European
Servings 2
Calories 83 kcal


  • Heavy bottomed pan (cast iron or french iron preferably)
  • Microplane/Rasp
  • Tongs/Tweezers


  • 400 g chestnut mushrooms kastanjes in Dutch
  • 100 g butter
  • 1 clove garlic peeled
  • ½ bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 whole lemon
  • salt to taste


  • Rasp the garlic with the microplane into a small bowl. Rasp the skin of the lemon into the same bowl and set aside.
    Gathering all the ingredients
  • Clean the mushroom with a damp paper towel or brush to get rid of any dirt. Cut the mushrooms into quarters if they are big and in half if they are small.
    Cutting into quarters
  • Get a big heavy bottomed pan hot. Add half the butter and wait until the butter gets foamy. You want the butter to be foamy and just about to turn brown. Add half of the mushrooms and move them around with the tongs until they are all laying flat.
    Cooking the mushrooms
  • Don't shake the pan at this stage too much and just let them brown and cook. Once they are brown, flip them to the brown the other cut side. Continue cooking until nicely browned on all side.
    Letting the mushrooms cook
  • Once the mushrooms are nicely coloured remove from the pan and keep warm in another bowl. Continue cooking the other mushrooms with more butter just like before.
    Nicely browned mushrooms
  • Once the mushrooms are nicely browned add the other cooked mushrooms and toss in the pan. Season the mushrooms heavily with salt. Add the parsley, lemon zest, garlic and a squeeze of lemon juice and turn off the heat.
    Adding the rest of the ingredients
  • Serve on a big plate to share.
    Mushrooms finished
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