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Ingredients:
250 grams Parkvale Gourmet La Button mushrooms chopped
Dash of oil
Plenty of seasoning
2 dessertspoons pinenuts
Handful chopped chives
1 1/2 cups tomato juice
3 large cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp. brown sugar
pasta of your choice - enough for two
This sauce really is great with pasta, but also superb with fish, chicken, beef, rice or served with toast or crusty bread.  It really is so versatile and tasty!

Into a frypan put the mushrooms, oil and seasoning.  Cook gently with the lid on until the mushrooms are tender and juicy - about ten minutes.  There should be just enough juice to coat the bottom of the frypan. If you find there is too much, turn the heat up and remove the lid to reduce the liquid a little. Add the chives and pinenuts and remove from the frypan.

Put the tomato juice, garlic, brown sugar and plenty of seasoning into the frypan and simmer until the juice has reduced and thickened. Add the prepared mushrooms to the sauce and mix. Spoon over your choice of prepared pasta for a delicious, easy to prepare Parkvale treat!

To serve two

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Parkvale La Button salad with tarragon dressing
Ingredients:
4 – 6 medium sized Parkvale Gourmet Brown Flat mushrooms
1 tablespoon oil
1 sachet of Cajun and Garlic seasoning available with the pre-pack Parkvale Flat mushrooms

OR

Make up your own seasoning and/or herb mix
250 mls cream
Lemon wedges to serve

This is a fabulous dish which is simple to prepare . Extra special too as you can add your own touches to the sauce, depending on which herbs and seasoning your prefer.

A squeeze of lemon juice over the mushrooms as they are being eaten is a lovely contrast of flavor too.

Heat the oil in a frypan. Place the Parkvale Gourmet Brown Flat mushrooms gill side up in the pan. Sprinkle your seasoning and/or herbs over each mushroom. Fry gently with the lid on until the gills appear a little moist and then turn. Continue cooking with the lid on until the mushrooms are tender and juicy.

Remove the mushrooms and keep them warm.

Pour the cream into the pan and stir. The pan juices will mix into the cream. Bring to the simmer and keep simmering until the cream begins to reduce and thicken, stirring constantly. Adjust seasoning if required. Pour the sauce over the mushrooms to serve.

Enjoy!

Mushrooms are available at the Mushroom Farm at Parkvale about 4km east of Carterton.

7 Days 9a.m. to 12p.m.

For more information and mushroom recipe advice you can contact us here at:

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Parkvale, RD 2, Carterton
Ph 06 379 8699
Fax 06 379 7207
office@parkvale.co.nz

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