Sometimes you've got to make an impression with dinner guests. Nothing quite does it like these mushroom parcels. I serve them still bundled up, so that each person can pull on the string and discover the fresh, fragrant smell of wild mushrooms.
200g button mushrooms
300g mixed wild mushrooms
2 tbsp sunflower or olive oil
6 tbsp cream (I use soy cream)
3 tbsp red wine
fresh bunch of coriander, thyme, and rosemary
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 200°C
Place all the mushrooms into a mixing bowl breaking any of the large ones into halves or quarters.
In your mushroom mix, add the oil, cream, red wine, fresh herbs, and season to taste.
Gently mix the ingredients together using your hands.
Split the mix into 4 or 5 portions and place them into 35cm squares of baking paper, and bow them with butchers twine.
Cook in the oven for 17 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender.
Serve warm and whilst still wrapped, allowing each person to open their own parcel.
This pairs nicely with a red or white wine, seasoned + steamed rice, and fresh beans.