Roasted Mushrooms with Vermouth and Garlic

by Lisa McRee
Print Email

mushdecon1Steak and Mushrooms…Yum.

Like Batman and Robin, Lucy and Ethel, Mr. Roarke and Tattoo, they were perfect together….with meat being the star and the mushrooms happy to play sidekick.

But not anymore.

By having some fun with the fungi, trying different cooking methods and flavor combinations, you can now give mushrooms the starring role.

Serving your steak as a side may bruise its ego a bit, but the only loss you’ll experience will be in your weight!

Try to use a mix of mushrooms if you can– some wild, some domestic– the different tastes and textures really stand out in this simple preparation.


Roasted Mushrooms with Vermouth and Garlic

1 lb. brown or wild mushrooms

1 teaspoon anchovy paste

1/2 cup vermouth

1 shallot, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons minced garlic, more if you love it

Sea Salt or Kosher Salt to taste

Red pepper Flakes to taste

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped

2 tablespoons chopped parsley, added after cooking

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a small Pyrex roasting dish with cooking spray. Dissolve the anchovy paste in the vermouth and put it in the dish. Toss in the mushrooms, garlic, shallots, salt, red pepper and rosemary and roast, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let sit a few minutes before serving. Top with fresh parsley if you like.


After 25 years as a local and network anchor, Lisa McRee was just another American mother struggling, and failing, to lose weight. Finally, she cracked the code, and lost 30 pounds, quickly and for good, by doing what she loves: reporting, cooking and eating! Visit The Skinny to see how she did it.

Add comment

Security code

Restaurant News

Gelato Bar
Los Angeles
by Lisa Dinsmore

ice-cream-cones.jpg Despite the fact I have parents who eat ice cream almost every day (if they could have it at every meal, they would), until recently I thought I could live happily without ever lifting a dessert...

Eating Around Ireland
London - British Isles
by Laura Johnson

irelandl.jpgIt's no secret that my best friend, Missy and I love to travel. We met 25 years ago in the parking lot of a Winn Dixie grocery store in Valdosta, Georgia. I was in college there and she was...

Thelonious Monkfish
by Kitty Kaufman

monkfish 1As I walk to where I'm meeting a friend in Cambridge at Thelonious Monkfish, I pass three places with sidewalk seating. I must sit outside today. I have café envy. Sadly, no one is sitting outside...

Ristorante Lorenzo in Italy
by Michael Tucker

witaly115.jpgJill was done.  For three weeks I'd been force feeding her on a take-no-prisoners march through the restaurants of Italy.  I had all but nailed her feet to the floor.  And then four days in Rome...