A general consensus could conclude that people, in general, have a love for mushrooms. And, if you really love Lord of the Rings too, then this side dish featuring this Roasted Mushrooms with Garlic & Thyme recipe will for certain make your must have recipe list! Having been growing for centuries, mushrooms have been a favourite for humans to eat, as well as make into teas and tinctures. Mushrooms are a type of fungus that grows best in the wild, but can also be cultivated in the right conditions. A plant with many benefits, depending on the type, they offer many nutritional benefits, like a generous dose of chromium in button mushrooms, which will be used here, and others have the ability to assist in healing ailments in the body, in a holistic way.
Dan, the creator of the roasted mushroom recipe, puts mushrooms and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, at the top of the list. And funnily enough, the two are interrelated, if you remember, the hobbits in Lord of the Rings love mushrooms too, and there is mention of them being a favourite thing for them to eat as well. Dan admits to creating his wonderful mushroom dish in honour of a beloved Lord of the Rings character, Bilbo Baggins. So this would be a perfect Lord of the Rings themed recipe for any of the fans out there, especially if there were ever a Lord of the Rings-themed recipe party.
The mushroom recipe is very simple to prepare and only needs a few ingredients. All of which are natural and healthy. Thyme is a lovely herb that you can grow right in your own back yard or even right in your own kitchen. Thyme is also a wonderful healing plant that assists in digestion and soothes an upset stomach. The garlic in the recipe is also a great addition not only to the flavour palate of this recipe, but because of its natural health benefits, like promoting liver health and immune strength. So as you can see, this healthy recipe is also chock full of benefits and goodness.
The mushrooms are basically put in a oven safe dish, and then the delicious garlic sauce is drizzled on top, with the bread crumbs added on top. Just a nice, light dusting is all that is needed to give these little mushrooms and added little crunch when they are all baked to perfection in the oven. Once they come out, it will be hard to wait until they cool to try one. The scents of all the herbs, spices and ingredients will be filling your kitchen with an amazing scent. If using this as an appetizer recipe, it might be a good idea to double it, if you are sharing with more that a couple of people. It is such a simple recipe to double too, so why not, right? Always love some good leftovers! These mushrooms could be awesome leftovers for pasta, or to add to a soup.
Cakescottage.com has tons of great recipes on it, including this simple mushroom recipe. The author of the food blog, Dan, admits to his dreams to open his own small countryside kitchen. His restaurant would serve up the best, healthy, natural food and feature vegetable recipes like this one. I imagine he would most likely even have his own garden that he would be able to get all of his fresh ingredients from. A farm to table restaurant, the way it was always done in the old days. But until his dream becomes a reality, we are so glad that he has taken the time to share his fabulous recipes with us in the mean time. So enjoy this great mushroom recipe when you try it out!