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All Recipes, Tapas / August 28, 2023

The BEST-EVER Spanish Mushrooms | Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo Recipe

These Spanish Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo are possibly the BEST mushrooms that hail from Spain. We´re talking mushrooms sauteed in extra virgin olive oil and then finished off in a delicious tomato sauce made with onions, garlic, paprika and saffron.

Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo
Serve these mushrooms as a tapas appetizer, a side dish or even pour them over some pasta or rice for a main course. Either way, make sure to serve these mushrooms next to a crunchy baguette to mop up all that delicious goodness.

Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo
For this recipe I used white mushrooms, also known as button mushrooms. You can use other types of mushrooms if you like. However, traditionally white mushrooms are used, as their mild flavor doesn´t overpower the flavors of the sauce.

Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To wash the mushrooms, I always give them a quick shower for just 4 to 5 seconds. This makes it so much easier to remove the excess dirt. While not allowing the mushrooms to absorb any of the water.

Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:
MY COOKWARE
MY CHEF´S KNIFE
EXTRA VIRGIN SPANISH OLIVE OIL
SPANISH PAPRIKA
SAFFRON

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Champiñones con Cebolla y Ajo
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Spanish Mushrooms with Onions & Garlic

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 211 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork

Ingredients

  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 75 ml
  • 1 lbs white mushrooms 450 grams
  • 1 large brown onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 1/4 tsp saffron threads .17 grams
  • handful fresh parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper

Instructions

  1. Cut the onion into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick rounds, roughly chop the garlic, finely grate the tomatoes and rinse the mushrooms for 4 to 5 seconds under water, then pat them completely dry, making sure to remove any excess dirt

  2. Heat a large fry pan with a medium high heat

  3. After a couple of minutes add in 3 tbsp (45 ml) extra virgin olive oil and the mushrooms, mix together, then place the mushrooms in a single layer and cook for 2 minutes without mixing, after 2 minutes mix the mushrooms and once again place in a single layer and go for 2 minutes, continue to cook the mushrooms in this method until they´re lightly golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes

  4. Once the mushrooms are lightly golden brown, season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside

  5. Using the same pan, lower to a medium heat, add in 2 tbsp (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil and the sliced onion, mix together, after 6 to 7 minutes and the onion is lightly browned, add in the garlic, continue to mix, after 1 minute add in the paprika and saffron, quickly mix together, then add in the grated tomato and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and then simmer without mixing

  6. After 3 to 4 minutes and the grated tomato has slightly thickened, add the mushrooms back into the pan, mix together, then simmer for 2 to 3 minutes

  7. Transfer into a large serving dish and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spanish Mushrooms with Onions & Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Sodium 302mg13%
Potassium 579mg17%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 636IU13%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments

  1. Alkis

    5 stars
    This came out delicious! We are vegetarians and most of your recipes are a fantastic fit for us!
    We love Greek and Italian cuisine, now we love Spanish too!
    Thank you Albert for your lovely recipes!

    10 . Feb . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      11 . Feb . 2024
  2. Iris Pema

    5 stars
    I really like…most of your recipes, thank you 🙏

    29 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment! Much love 🙂

      30 . Aug . 2023
  3. BJ

    3 stars
    I was always taught never to rinse mushrooms.

    29 . Aug . 2023
  4. DavidF

    Looks really good, Albert. Your recipes are always so original, enticing, and beautifully pictured.

    28 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      28 . Aug . 2023
  5. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i love mushooms sooooooooooo much i never had the best ever spanish mushrooms before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    28 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      28 . Aug . 2023

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