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Side Dishes

Wild Mushrooms with Chestnuts & Thyme

Wild Mushrooms with Chestnuts & Thyme

Serving Size:Serves 10


  • 6 Tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter
  • 8 large (about 2 cups) shallots, sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 pounds assorted fresh wild mushrooms (such as stemmed shiitake, crimini, and oyster) sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup Marsala or Madeira
  • 1 1/2 cups whole roasted chestnuts, peeled and halved
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • chopped fresh chives



This rich side dish could easily stand on its own as an elegant meatless main course.


Melt 3 tablespoons butter in large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté until tender and golden, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add remaining 3 tablespoons butter and stir until melted. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with salt and pepper. 

Sauté until tender and brown, about 10 minutes. Add thyme and stir 1 minute. Add Madeira and simmer until almost evaporated, about 1 minute. 

Add chestnuts and whipping cream and simmer until cream thickens and coats mushroom mixture, about 1 minute. Season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl; sprinkle with chives.
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