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Warm Mushroom Salad

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Warm salads used to be common on restaurant menus, but their popularity has waned, for no good reason. This terrific salad is made with warm mushrooms that develop great meaty flavor when cooked with soy sauce.


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6 (as entree servings)
20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


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3 lb
medium white mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
3 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 Tbsp
plus 1 teaspoon pure olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
3 Tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp
sherry vinegar
2 Tbsp
marsala wine
2 tsp
tomato paste
garlic cloves, minced
large shallots, thinly sliced
6 c
coarsely shredded romaine lettuce
2 c
coarsely shredded boston lettuce
1/2 c
shredded gouda cheese, aged gouda or goat gouda (1 ounce)

How to Make Warm Mushroom Salad


  • 1In a large bowl, toss the mushrooms with the lemon juice. Preheat the oven to 300° In a large skillet, melt the butter in 2 tablespoons of the pure olive oil over moderately high heat. When the butter starts to brown, add the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cover and cook until the mushrooms release their liquid, about 3 minutes.
  • 2Uncover and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are deeply browned, about 8 minutes. Add the soy sauce and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes longer. Transfer the mushrooms to a rimmed baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
  • 3In a small bowl, whisk the extra-virgin olive oil with the sherry vinegar, Marsala, tomato paste and minced garlic. Season the sherry vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
  • 4Add the remaining 1 teaspoon of pure olive oil to the skillet. Add the shallots, cover and cook over moderate heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Uncover and cook, stirring, until lightly browned. Stir in the sherry vinaigrette and remove from the heat.
  • 5In a bowl, toss the lettuces. Add the mushrooms and shallots and toss well. Arrange the salad on 6 plates, sprinkle with the cheese and serve at once.
  • 6Make Ahead The vinaigrette can be made up to 3 hours ahead.

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About Warm Mushroom Salad

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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