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By Nigella Lawson

Published 1998

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Get a mixture of wild and cultivated mushrooms from your local greengrocer or buy a supermarket packet of them. If you want to save time, instead of chopping the garlic you can fry the mushrooms in garlic-infused oil.


  • 200 g mixed mushrooms
  • leaves from a couple of sprigs thyme, or pinch dried
  • 1</


Wipe and then finely chop the mushrooms; I use my mezzaluna here, as I do for finely chopping the thyme and garlic. Pour the olive oil into a pan and when still cold add the minced garlic and thyme. On the heat, cook for about 1 minute, then add the mushrooms, stir and cook until soft and fragrant, and then stir in the parmesan. Salt and pepper robustly to taste. This is best spread while still