This is going to sound a little like a sponsored post, but let me assure you, it isn't. I wanted to share my favourite creamy mushroom recipe with you, but recently found out some cool mushroom facts that I just need to be shared.
I have discovered that mushrooms can be a wonderful source of vitamin D. Light-exposed mushrooms that is.
Light-exposed mushrooms, what are they? Mushrooms naturally produce vitamin D when they are placed in sunlight. A concept a little hard to grasp at first when you consider that mushrooms spend their life in the dark, but it has been proven.
Place mushrooms in the sun (an hour for button, two for larger cup mushrooms) and the mushrooms generate Vitamin D levels in a similar way to humans. You only need to eat light-activated button mushrooms to obtain your daily vitamin D requirement.
I was simply amazed that by sticking some mushrooms in the sunlight that they will absorb vitamin D. It has also made me think that we really don't know much about the food we are eating.
This creamy mushroom recipe is my go to recipe. Often cooked and much loved by the whole family. Simply served on thickly sliced toasted sourdough makes the perfect easy Sunday morning breakfast. Vegetarian? Leave out the bacon. This recipe can also be adapted to make a great sauce to go along with grilled steak or chicken. Dice the mushrooms and add a little more cream, easy.
Easy Creamy mushrooms on toast
- 350 grams mushrooms
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 pieces of short cut bacon chopped
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 60 ml single cream
- 8 teaspoons parsley
- 2 slices thick toasted sour dough - in our case rosemary and olive
- Prepare your mushrooms by wiping of any dirt with a damp piece of paper towel. Keep the smaller mushrooms whole and slice any larger ones in half. I always love the look of little whole mushrooms, quite cute actually.
- In a heavy based fry pan heat oil and then add your mushrooms. Cook, until your mushrooms have started to brown and cook. Add your bacon, cook for a couple of minutes and then add garlic, cream and parsley. Cook until cream starts to thicken and sauce has reduced slightly.
- Serve on thick slices of toasted sourdough or the bread of your choice.
Hi Sara, I saw the image on instagram today as reposted by the power of mushrooms. It looked great so I made tonight as a light supper. Everyone in the family loved it. Thanks for a tasty, easy and quick recipe.
I am a great fan of mushrooms. Thanks for sharing an interesting fact about mushrooms. I am gonna do the same. Also, I cook creamy mushrooms and serve it on roasted multi-grain bread. It tastes mmmmm 🙂
Wow, I had no idea, that is amazing! How long do you have to expose them to the sun for it to be effective?
These look gorgeous! Shouldn't be reading this at breakfast as now I definitely feel like some!
Aren't mushrooms fascinating?! I love the simplicity of this recipe. Mushrooms on toast are always a quick, easy and delicious meal solution. Thanks for sharing!
Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy
I had no idea about the sunlight face - I am definitely going to do this. I LOVE mushrooms on toast and I plan on giving your recipe a whirl!
Isn't the Vitamin D/Sunlight fact amazing!
Lizzy (Good Things)
Love my mushrooms! Great recipe.
Thanks Lizzy, I do love my mushies too 🙂
This looks like an easy recipe to whip up for a nice Sunday breakky! Great photos as well Sara!
Thanks Jacq! it is super easy.
Wow Sara, this looks like a breakfast/brunch, even lunch, that is right up my alley! I am a big mushroom fan and love the info about Vit D- especially as being dark skinned I have to spend longer in the sun to make enough vit D.
Tina @ bitemeshowme
Interesting read Sara so thanks for sharing. Love mushrooms in all shapes and forms! Think I'll have to make this - so simple!
is simple and really tasty 🙂
john | heneedsfood
Give me mushrooms any day. Love em!
I am a mushroom fan girl for sure
Vivian - vxdollface
wow that's amazing! definitely going to pop my mushies out in the sun for a bit from now on 🙂 love mushrooms and delish recipe combo
Thanks Vivian, let those mushies sunbake 🙂
Christine @ Cooking Crusade
Wow, what an interesting fact about mushrooms in the sunlight, that is way cool! Gosh how good are mushrooms on toast, its just such amazing comfort food. Thanks for a great recipe Sara! 🙂
It really is pretty cool, was amazed when I was told. Glad you like the recipe 🙂