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Spanish Mushrooms Tapas-Style
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Known as champinones al ajillo. You'll find this item on any Spanish tapas' bar menu. Use the best quality ingredients you can find! Serve the mushrooms with crusty bread and a glass of Spanish wine...that's an order! Source: Chef Miguel Cueto as found online. So easy to prepare!


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin Spanish olive oil
  • 1/2 lb medium mushroom, stemmed, quartered (I used standard brown mushrooms)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry spanish sherry wine (NOT cooking sherry!)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt, to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley ("flat leaf")
  • 2 lemon slices

In a saute pan, heat the olive oil until hot but {NOT} smoking. Saute the garlic for about 1 minute, being careful not to burn!

Add the mushrooms and cook 1 minute.

Add the remaining ingredients except for the parsley and lemon slices and simmer for 2 minutes.

Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve immediately. Serve with lemon slices.

Heaven is these mushrooms scooped up with crusty bread! Trust me!