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Courthouse Cafe's creamy mushrooms
Makes 2 portions
6 large field mushrooms
3 sprigs thyme, chopped
toasted ciabatta and balsamic reduction (optional)
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.
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