Mushroom Parcels

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.⁣

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 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

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C⁣
  • Place both the portions of mushrooms, into a mixing bowl, carefully cutting 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, taking care not to break any of the mushrooms.⁣
  • Split the mix into 4 or 5 portions and place them into 35cm squares of baking paper, and bow them with coarse string.⁣
  • 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.