Mushrooms with Parsley Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy

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A savory snack for those who are looking for something high end yet friendly.


Mushrooms with Parsley in a White Wine Sauce Recipe for Cancer and Chemotherapy


Ease of Preparation: Easy Recipe

Dish Description:
This is another one of those dishes where its brilliance is exceeded only by its simplicity. Perfect to eat with some nice, crusty bread. Its light but savory character will make you wish for lots of sunshine and a cool Mediterranean breeze.

Tasting Guidelines:
This recipe should taste light and savory.
The weight of this recipe is light but can be balanced with lemon juice and parsley.
The texture of this recipe is soft.
This recipe is good for people low to moderate treatment side effects.
This recipe gives an emotional response of a high end restaurant appetizer.
This recipe is best categorized as Mediterranean.

Food Ingredients:
1 lb. mixed mushrooms, portabella, or white button, pre-sliced (Try to avoid Shiitake mushrooms because I have noticed personally that if I have an upset stomach of any kind, Shiitake mushrooms make it worse.)
1/3 cup cooking olive oil, not extra virgin or light

Flavor Balancers:
kosher salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup white wine (make it a sweet white wine like Moscato or Riesling) We want it to be sweet for the sugar.

Aromatics:
1 tbsp. garlic, minced
3 tbsp. Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped

Recipe Directions:
Wash mushrooms and pat dry with paper towels. Heat oil in large frying pan. Add mushrooms and garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Do not allow garlic to burn or it will make the recipe very bitter. When mushrooms are done sweating, add white wine to soak up the flavor. Bring mixture to boil and reduce sauce. Add lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to warmed dish and sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot or at room temperature. Serve with bread.

Chef Recipe Tips:
While cooking mushrooms, what you are looking for is for them to get quick stewed so they will excrete their flavor. You want to bring out the flavor of mushrooms. So feel free to cook them to death.


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This recipe is taken from Cooking for Chemo …and After! By Chef Ryan Callahan -The Cancer Chef. For more cooking for chemotherapy recipes like this, you can pick up a copy on Amazon. Have specific questions? Email us at cookingforchemo@gmail.com

About the Author:

Chef Ryan Callahan is a classically trained chef with fifteen years of culinary experience. He is also the author of "Cooking for Chemo ...and After!" Chef Ryan acted as his mother's primary caregiver while she herself went through chemotherapy treatments.