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Balsamic Sauteed Mushrooms

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

This recipe is quick to make, delicious, and really versatile. Try eating the mushrooms hot over grilled polenta, as a snack on toast, or even in a vegetarian lasagna. They also make a wonderful appetizer....


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves stripped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 large shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 pounds portobello mushrooms, caps wiped with a damp cloth and cut into ½-inch cubes (see Chef Tips)
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup mosto cotto (see Chef Tips)
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Nutrition Facts


157 cals


8 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

5 g


20 g


11 g


5 g


7 g


690 mg


  1. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a wide saute pan. Add the thyme and the garlic and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Add the shallots and cook, stirring until the shallots start to color, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and salt to taste. Cook, stirring, until they start to loose their water, about 5-8 minutes.
  3. Stir in the mosto cotto and cook, stirring until it just starts to evaporate. Cover the pan and turn the heat down to low. Simmer for 10 minutes. Check to see if there is enough liquid — the mushrooms should be sitting in a syrupy sauce. Turn the heat off and let the mushrooms sit covered for 5-10 minutes to finish cooking.
  4. Serve hot as a side or at room temperature as an appetizer.

Chef Tips

Mosto cotto is a syrupy reduction of balsamic vinegar. If you can’t find mosto cotto, use ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar and 1 teaspoon sugar.

When you buy portobello mushrooms, look for caps that are dry, with undersides that are velvety and a light taupe in color. They should have a light mushroomy scent. If you see any black wet patches on the undersides, or the mushrooms smell dank or sour, they are old.

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