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A perfect match: tips for flavour pairing mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the most versatile vegetables available that can both add a burst of umami to a meal and absorb any flavours you wish to feature in your dishes. Although mushrooms pair deliciously with a wide selection of sauces, spices, herbs and other ingredients, there are some that make a perfect match. Flavour pairing mushrooms might be simpler than you think. Start with the humble button mushroom and four simple, readily available ingredients.

Whether you’re flavour pairing mushrooms to simply top on toast, eat as a side, or if you want to take your flavour pairings to a new level as part of a delicious recipe, the options are endless.

So, are you ready to up your mushroom game? Get flavour pairing mushrooms with these four appetising button mushroom flavour combinations:

Four perfect pairs with button mushrooms
  1. Garlic: two great things come together when mushrooms and garlic are paired. Combine the two in a frypan for a deliciously simple side or toast topper; or, consider mingling the pair in this 12-minute spaghetti and mushroom bolognese. Tonight’s dinner, sorted.
  2. Rosemary: spruce up your mid-week mushroom meals with a touch of rosemary – be it risotto, a vegetable tart, a sauce or perhaps this delicious lamb shank pot pie recipe.
  3. Butter: give your mushrooms a crispy, golden finish with the help of a little butter for frying. To try the combination in a recipe, whip up this best ever mushroom sauce and enjoy this flavour pairing at its best.
  4. Parmesan: mushrooms and parmesan are a very compatible couple. Top your toast with fried mushrooms and a sprinkling of parmesan, try this family-pleasing mushroom, zucchini and bacon frittata, or make this tempting breakfast toastie topped with parmesan.

In this clever infographic which can be found in our Winter Warmers Foodbook, shows us delicious flavour pairings with button mushrooms.


The best part? All four of these ingredients can be used with button mushrooms in one recipe, to create the ultimate flavoursome mushrooms. Try frying your mushrooms in a little butter and diced garlic, then place your garlicky mushrooms on a piece of crunchy sourdough, and sprinkle with rosemary and parmesan for a tasty finishing touch.

Delicious mushroom flavour paring recipes to try 






*DISCLAIMER: Australian Mushrooms is a contributing recipe Partner at myfoodbook.com.au. All opinions in this article are our own. For further information on Australian Mushrooms, visit http://www.australianmushrooms.com.au

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