We got the invitation on Thursday evening for this Good Friday lunch. We were all asked to bring something. I had plans to do other things around the house that morning so there was no time to shop.
I opened the fridge and there they were; two broccoli heads and mushrooms (^_^)
I think I’ve had this before somewhere. I don’t have the location or time but as soon as the combination came to mind my taste buds said “I know that flavour; savoury.” Immediately the garlic and onions made sense, it would be a quick stir-fry-like side dish.
As I started to remove the stubs from the mushrooms I remembered reading an article about them that said they soak up liquid really fast so it’s easy to flavour them. The article also advised that because of their soaking ability they should not be washed with water, just wipe clean with a napkin. Otherwise they get waterlogged and don’t soak up flavour later when cooking and they become soggy.
I tried. They didn’t get clean and the muddy bits were smearing all over the nice mushroom heads. I proceeded to wash them as usual then placed them on napkins which helped to soak up most of the excess water in the mushrooms.
If I was to go it again, I think I would start with the broccoli and add the mushrooms last, the did overcook just a bit.