Thyme roasted mushrooms

Neil Perry
The Swiss brown mushrooms can be replaced by field mushrooms; either way this dish tastes great.
The Swiss brown mushrooms can be replaced by field mushrooms; either way this dish tastes great. Photo: William Meppem
Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Egg-free

These mushrooms are yummy with eggs, but just as nice on toast by themselves. Good old field mushrooms make a nice substitute for the Swiss browns, and produce a delicious, rich black juice, too.

Ingredients

1kg large Swiss brown mushrooms, stems removed

1 tbsp butter, melted

1½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil

good pinch of thyme leaves

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 200°C.

Place the mushrooms gills up on a large baking tray. Brush with butter and drizzle with olive oil. Scatter with thyme leaves and season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Roast in the oven for approximately 15 minutes or until tender.

Servine suggestion: poached eggs and with a simple green salad and a fresh citrusy dressing.