Ask a Chef: Courthouse Cafe's creamy mushrooms

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Photo: Pam Jones.
Photo: Pam Jones
Courthouse Cafe's creamy mushrooms

Makes 2 portions

Ingredients
6 large field mushrooms
3 sprigs thyme, chopped
olive oil
salt
350ml cream

To serve
toasted ciabatta and balsamic reduction (optional)

Method
Take the field mushrooms and roast them with the chopped thyme (or up to half a teaspoon of dried thyme), a large drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt.

In a pan, reduce the cream until it has the consistency of a thick sauce. Add the mushrooms and season further, if desired.

Serve with buttered, toasted ciabatta and a balsamic reduction, if desired.

Recipe supplied by the Courthouse Cafe, Alexandra. Recipe requested by Kelly Stewart, of Roxburgh.

If you have enjoyed a dish in an Otago cafe or restaurant and would like the recipe, write to Ask a Chef, Features, Otago Daily Times, PO Box 517, Dunedin, fax 474-7422, or email odt.features@odt.co.nz, including your name, address and a daytime telephone number, and we will request it.

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