Wild Mushrooms with Chestnuts & Thyme

by Brennans Market Admin

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

Adapted From: Epicurious.com

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 saute 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.