Sauteed Mushrooms

I know this has nothing to do with a list of things you might possibly care about, but I really want to share.

A distant family member of mine sent over a newspaper clipping from April 5th, 1973. Connoisseur was my dad’s pipe shop back before he moved to San Francisco! Isn’t that amazing how I’m able to see it online at this day and age? I truly love how simple the ads were back then compared to how flashy everything is these days. Now I need to try to find someone to recreate it so I can frame it in my house.


Now that we got that out the way, I’ll introduce this week’s recipe. I love mushrooms and usually eat them in a stir fry with veggies. This time I wanted to try them in a different way and just rounded up a few ingredients I already had in the house.

Sautéed Mushrooms

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 2



  • ~15 White Mushrooms
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/3 Medium Onion
  • 1 Serrano Pepper
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 2-3 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olive or Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 Tsp Thyme
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


1. Wash the mushrooms and cut the stems. Dice the white onion and pepper, mince the garlic and chop the green onion.


2. Pour two tablespoons of red wine vinegar into a measuring cup and fill the rest with olive oil.


3. Heat up a pan on medium low and throw in half of the oil/vinegar mixture and all of the chopped vegetables.

4. Put all of the mushrooms into the pan and let them cook for 5 minutes and pour in the rest of the oil/vinegar mixture. Toss in the rest of the dried herbs, salt and pepper.

5. Cook the mushrooms until they are tender, stirring frequently.


I served this in a mini cast iron skillet and ate it as an appetizer with a baguette. 🙂

Short post today, but I still want to show you a cool place I ate at earlier this week. After class, I met up with one of my favorite people ever and ate dinner at Mission Rock Resort. It started getting cold, so we opt for a table inside. However, this view is pretty amazing, no? One of the many faces of San Francisco.


I love my V, you might of seen her in past posts. We have been best friends since middle school! She knows everything about me. I wish she lived a little closer so I can see her more than once every few months.


We had this jaw dropping Mac and Cheese (w/ tarragon bread crumbs) to start. I was a little leery because I must of ate Mac and Cheese three times in the past two weeks, but the regret vanished as soon as I took a bite. The whole table really enjoyed it.


One more with me and my V. The white screen behind us was the first game of the NFL season. Go Niners!


I’ll see you back on Friday! Today has been a busy day and I need to hit the sheets, ASAP.

Football fans, who are you going for? (Don’t disappoint me). Favorite way to cook mushrooms?

24 thoughts on “Sauteed Mushrooms

  1. Ok cool now nothing that I eat today will compare to that mac & cheese. I am legitimately salivating…

    Pinning your mushroom recipe! Will make a perfect and impressive side for family dinners where my family complains everything I make is too healthy-tasting…I’ll fool them with this one!

  2. I love how you served the mushrooms in a cast iron skillet! So restaurant-like. I also never heard of Mission Rock Resort, but that area north of Dogpatch is really getting a lot of interesting stuff. Might be a good place to hit before a Giants game (I loved the oysters shot on their website). Go Niners!

  3. That clipping is so cool- definitely get it framed. Whats ironic is marketing groups and advertising mediums are going back to the simple, classic means of designing ads- maybe because they aren;t so cluttered and basic!

    Your mushroom recipe WILL be made this weekend. They look so good!

  4. It is so nice to meet a SF blogger…How cool is to see that clipping right..
    I never grew up with mushrooms but have slowly fallen in love with them..These look so good, yummy and spicy.
    My aunt makes a mean mushroom biryani, oh yumm..

  5. Cute ad!
    I love mushrooms but only if they’re cooked! You have a serious talent for taking plain veggies and making them just look and sound so amazing! This recipe sounds perfect to go with a baguette!
    Yay for SF! I was there once a while ago and it seems like every restaurant has a beautiful view of SOMETHING haha!

  6. oh what an AWESOME ad!! my grandfather had a pasta company in the mid-twentieth century and his ads were all very understated too. ahh nostalgia. i love it. and my other love- mushrooms!! i always love your mushroom recipes, and that mac & cheese looks aaaamazing 🙂

  7. A few of your favorite things + a few of mine
    1. Niners.
    2. How about combining Mac n’ Cheese with Cheese n’ Shrooms?
    Here’s how:
    I use (lots of) Shiitake mushrooms (more flavor than white buttons), clean them obvi
    unsalted butter (one stick)
    kosher salt
    2.5 cups heavy cream .. I know :/
    .5 cup Parm-Regg (freshly grated)
    .5 cup Fontina (coarsely grated)
    .5 cup Gorgonzola
    2 tbsp ricotta
    6 sage leaves (fresh, not dried!!! no no)
    1 lb. pasta shells (you can use GF just fine)

    Slice the mushroom caps, about 1/4 in. thick
    Saute with 6 tbsp. butter in skillet, add mushrooms and salt = 3-5 mins
    In a big bowl, mix mushrooms, cream, cheese, sage + salt
    Parboil the pasta shells for about 4 mins, drain and add to creamy cheesy mushroom mix
    Toss well!
    Spoon into your trusty skillet, dot with remaining butter, bake until bubby and brown and you just can’t even stand it anymore! = 7-10 minutes.

    Bomb diggety.

    Big Fan

    • Sister of mine,

      The recipe sounds fantastic and something I think I will recreate and share in the upcoming weeks. 🙂

      Love you to the moon. XX

  8. You like your food spicy, don’t you? 🙂 They look delicious!
    That is pretty neat that you are able to see such an old newspaper online like that. Gotta love technology!
    That mac n cheese looks ridiculous and I love that view!
    I’m not a huge NFL fan but I like the Giants and the Broncos. But for you, go Niners! 😉

  9. Ah! Loved seeing you and your best bud! My best friend just had her baby this week. So special. And I love the simplicity of ads “back then” too! Thank you for sharing! These mushrooms look so very good!

  10. Woohoo, it’s you! Now we’re blog buddies. Are you going to be embarrassed if I whip my camera out at lunch on Monday? You better start dealing with that now, because it’s happening. 🙂

  11. Oh, that little newspaper clipping is so neat! I bet that you could save it as an image and then have some shop print it for you really beautifully.

    As I grew up in Pittsburgh, I have spent my entire life trying to become interested in football (my city practically lives and dies by it), but I just can’t make it click :-/

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