Garlic & Butter Sauteed Mushrooms
Mushrooms are such an undervalued superfood! They are high in a number of nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, B-vitamins, selenium, potassium, and even protein just to name a few. They also have been known to help boost the immune system with their anti-inflammatory properties.
Mushrooms are also fantastic for gut health! They are high in prebiotic fiber which essentially is what the beneficial bacteria need in order to thrive. They are also helpful in diversifying the mycobiome, or fungi, that live in the gut which new research is now telling us that a healthy gut depends on the relationship between bacteria and fungi.
My friends over at South River Aquaponics in Montrose, CO are doing some amazing things with mushrooms. They are growing incredible King Trumpet and Oyster mushrooms in their aquaponic greenhouse. Aquaponics is an exciting innovative farming technique where fish waste is used to fertilize plant beds which are then recyclable back to the fish tank. It is really a self-sustainable ecosystem that is free of harmful pesticides and chemicals. Everything works in perfect harmony and balance—even their King Trumpet and Oyster mushrooms act as a source of CO2 for their organic greens!
The quality of these mushrooms is absolutely incredible…they cook up thick and juicy…felt like I was eating a filet of fish! This is such an awesome dish to serve up as-is or alongside veggies, fish, or even a savory wild rice. You can use various mushrooms in this recipe as well, but preferably something equally as meaty like a Portobello mushroom. Hope
1C Oyster & King Trumpet mushrooms from South River Aquaponics, chopped
3-4 medium cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2tsp Himalayan sea salt
1TBS Italian parsley, chopped
Melt ghee in a medium/large saucepan then add garlic. Saute for a few minutes on medium heat until garlic becomes fragrant.
Add mushrooms and begin to coat evenly with ghee.
Sprinkle with sea salt and continue to saute for about 7 - 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to avoid burning.
Serve immediately and garnish with parsley. Enjoy!