an old favorite, Woods Hole Mushrooms, a recipe I learned from a friend at Woods Hole the first summer Peter and I were married, during our post-wedding, pre-honeymoon sojourn at Woods Hole.


Woods Hole Mushrooms

aka Fresh Mushrooms with Sherry

2 pounds whole fresh mushrooms, small to medium-size caps are best

3 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons top-shelf fino (dry) sherry

Salt and freshly ground pepper


Wipe the mushrooms clean.  Usually, it is recommended that you do not wash mushrooms, but I do rinse these very quickly and dry immediately, then set aside on paper towels.  It’s your choice.  Trim stem ends if necessary. 

Sauté over medium heat in the butter for 5 minutes, stirring often, mushrooms should release some of their juice..

Season sparingly with salt and freshly ground pepper., white if you have it.

Add sherry, and let the mushrooms cook over low heat for about fifteen minutes, until the mushrooms have given off most of their juices and absorbed the sherry.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve immediately.

Yield:  Serves 4 to 6.

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