About this recipe:As either a vegetarian main dish or as a side dish, I like to serve this either way. I just add more mushrooms and asparagus when it is the main dish.
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 shallot, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
500g white mushrooms, sliced
1 bunch white or green asparagus, trimmed
5 sprigs fresh thyme
salt and ground black pepper
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Method Prep:10min › Cook:15min › Ready in:25min
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, and cook and stir the onion, shallot and garlic until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until the mushrooms are lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
When the mushrooms are nearly done, add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook until just tender, about 4 minutes. Drain.
Add the asparagus to the frying pan with the mushrooms, sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.
A nice healthy side-dish, which was very tasty with some mashed potatoes! The only modification I made was to use 2 onions instead of an onion and a shallot. We have very uncultured tastes and consider one allium to be as good as another, so I can't say we noticed a difference. I'm sure I will be making this again :-) - 04 Jan 2013