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Lalo García’s Porcini Mushrooms with Thyme

By The Editors

Published April 2, 2024

Lalo García shared this recipe when he joined us on the podcast.

Photo: Vivian Bibliowicz
Photo: Vivian Bibliowicz
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Lalo García’s Porcini Mushrooms with Thyme

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Makes 5 servings 1x

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For the mushroom purée:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 12 white mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 porcini mushrooms, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves
  • 50 milliliters red wine
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper

For the mushrooms:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 porcini mushrooms, washed, peeled, and halved
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper, freshly ground
  • 5 tablespoons hot mushroom purée (see above and below)


For the purée:
Heat butter in a saucepan over high heat. Once melted, add the garlic and shallot. Cook for 5 minutes until the mix caramelizes; remove from the pot and set aside. In the same pot over high heat, combine the olive oil and both types of mushrooms; cook for 5 minutes or until they begin to brown. Add the garlic, shallots, thyme, and red wine. Cook until the wine evaporates; salt and pepper to taste, process in a blender and set aside.

For the mushrooms:
Heat the olive oil over high heat in a large saucepan. Once the oil is hot, place the mushrooms on the flat side down. Make sure not to stack them (cook two batches if they don’t all fit in the pan). Cook 5 minutes, add the butter, thyme, and garlic. Once the butter starts to brown, use a spoon to baste the mushrooms; use tongs to flip and cook for 2 more minutes. Add salt and fresh ground pepper to taste; set aside.

For presentation:
Place four porcini halves on each plate; garnish with thyme sprigs and a spoonful of mushroom purée.

— Recipe from Maximo