Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham

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  1. 10 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #1
    Heat serving plates.

    Trim stalks off 300 g mushrooms, brush to remove any earth, and rinse quickly under tap.

    It's very important to not leave fresh mushrooms in water because their delicate taste will be diluted.
  2. 5 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #2
    Cut mushrooms into small pieces, set aside.
  3. 5 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #3
    Peel and wash 2 spring onions (scallions), set aside.
  4. 5 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #4
    Slice thinly and set aside.
  5. 5 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #5
    Cut 2 slices cured ham into small pieces and reserve.
  6. 3 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #6
    In a frying pan, pour 2 tablespoon olive oil and put on high heat until lightly smoking.
  7. 1 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #7
    Add mushroom pieces, but don't salt,...
  8. 2 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #8
    ...and cook, stirring continuously (or "sauter" if you know how) for 2 minutes. This is the secret of this recipe: you should not cook the mushrooms more than 2 minutes to keep both flavour and texture at their best.
  9. 1 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #9
    After 2 minutes, remove frying pan from heat, salt and pepper, then pour in a strainer to drain mushrooms.
  10. 2 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #10
    Meanwhile, pour the other 2 tablespoons olive oil into the pan on medium heat, and cook spring onions for 2 minutes stirring continously.
  11. 1 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #11
    Add pieces of ham, a little salt, pepper, and cook 1 more minute, stirring the whole time.
  12. 2 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #12
    Reduce heat and add mushrooms, mix well. It's just to reheat them, so 1 or 2 minutes maximum.
  13. 1 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #13
    Remove from heat, add chives very finely chopped.
  14. 1 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #14
    Mix well, Check seasoning.
  15. 5 min.Sautéd mushrooms with spring onions and cured ham : Photo of step #15
    Divide pan contents between plates, and serve immmediately.

Remarks:

It's even better if you can get several kinds of mushrooms. This time I have only used oyster mushrooms, but adding chanterelles would be great.

In which case I suggest you cook each type of mushroom separately, in the same way (2 minutes), and put in the strainer one after the other. In this way each kind keeps its characteristic flavour, and the mixing happens at the last minute.

No spring onions? Just use normal ones.

Instead of ordinary cured ham, if possible use those amazing Spanish hams with their great taste.

Source:

Home made.

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