It suits me fine that the BBC are currently repeating Nigel Slater’s Simple Suppers at the moment, as I missed the series (boo) the first time around.
In one episode about not to waste food, Nigel came up with this simple yet delicious recipe to use up mushrooms. I so admire his ability to make up a delicious meal out of almost nothing.
I haven’t found a complete recipe for this dish, but follow the simple instructions below and you are good to go.
Mushrooms with crispy herb topping - a sketch
Fry some mushrooms whole in a mixture of butter and oil until brown on both sides.
Meanwhile, fry chopped spring onions and rosemary in another pan in some oil or butter on low heat. Add a chopped clove of garlic and a few handfuls of fresh (or made from stale bread) breadcrumbs. Add more butter if it looks dry. When the mixture is golden brown, season and add some lemon zest and chopped parsley.
Season the mushrooms, plate and top with the crispy mixture.