Creamed Pleurotus Mushrooms.....Common But Delicious

Map of Grevena In Western Macedonia, Greece.

Pleurotus  Mushrooms are some of the tastiest and meaty mushrooms. The town of Grevena (Γρεβενά) in North Western Greece,  is the home of mushrooms of Greece. Needless to say that the humidity is high, temperatures are lower than normal, and maybe unfit for humans to live there.They must all suffer from arthritis! Today Sunday November 6th is the last of a two day "Mushroom Festival" in the village of Ziáka.

Pleurotus Mushroom
Pleurotus Mushrooms have the following health benefits:
 -  Protein: 3 4 %
-  Biological Value of proteins according to FAO: 85.3%
-  Fiber: 1%
-  Fat: 0,15%
-  Calories: 35/100 gr of raw product .

Pleurotus mushrooms like all other mushrooms can be cooked in many ways rendering many dishes succulent and delicious.  There is a common but simple and very tasty way of cooking them that could be used over rice, pasta, grilled steak, chicken, salmon, you name it!....
To make Creamed Pleurotus Mushrooms you will need:
Serves 6
-  500 gr Pleurotus mushrooms very thinly slices and washed well from dirt.
-  1 Tbsp. fresh butter.
-  1 tsp. olive oil.
-  1 clove of garlic.
-  Salt and pepper to taste.

-  Freshly ground white pepper to taste.
-  A big enough pot with cover.
-  Heat butter and oil in pot, fry the garlic, then add the mushrooms and bring to a boil when they start losing their liquids, cover.
-  Reduce heat and simmer for an hour to fully cook the mushrooms, and left only the butter/oil. While cooking add some water if required so they don't burn.
-  When mushrooms are fully cooked and tender, add either condensed milk or fresh cream.
-  Bring to a boil, add the chopped parsley, freshly ground black pepper, stir and mix.
Serve and enjoy!


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