Garlic Butter Mushrooms with Anchovies & Crispy Crumbs (AoL Lifestyle)

I do love a garlic mushroom. They’re just so…retro. Ideally, I’d eat them preceded by a prawn cocktail and followed by Black Forest gateau. These are layered with anchovies before baking, which melt away into the garlic butter, creating an intense savoury sauce. Perfect as a relaxed weekend lunch with crusty bread for dippage, particularly if you’re planning on hunting down any vampires. Find the recipe on AoL Lifestyle.

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21 Responses to “Garlic Butter Mushrooms with Anchovies & Crispy Crumbs (AoL Lifestyle)”

  1. Jenny

    I have fresh, fresh mushrooms, anchovies, garlic and butter all ready to go. I’ll be having that tonight. Brilliant!

  2. Helen

    Fantastic. Hope you enjoy!

  3. Niamh

    Ooooh! Nice.

    Had anchovy pangrototto (sp?!) at Massimo the other night and I have been working at recreating it. So good.

  4. Helen

    Anchovy WHAT?! Ha ha. Well, anything with anchovies gets my vote…

  5. Robert

    Mmm I’m loving retro food at the moment. I was looking at findus pancakes and artic roll today. Just thinking now, that the garlic mushrooms would be a nice starter…. Or is this retro theme in tune with the recessionary times. As foods from years ago seems to evoke a sense of careful innocence. As many of us were children then….

    Or am I getting old?!

  6. Helen

    I’m with you – seems to be a lot of love for the retro at the mo. I loved Findus crispy pancakes when I was a kid! Angel Delight too.

  7. Russ

    Top notch. Bet that would be good blended into a soup with a little something to thicken it.

  8. Helen

    It’s a shame mushroom soup always looks so grim…that colour!

  9. Liz Thomas

    Oh Wow! I love anchovies and this sounds amazing! Very retro indeed!

    I have a feeling that there are going to be a few vampires around tonight so I have just despatched my other half to town for some buttom shrooms1 I hope he can find them.

    My favourite anchovies are Morrisons “The Best” in extra virgin olive oil. They are lovely and I always stock up when in the UK — can’t get anchovies easily here and if we do find them they are expensive.

    Cheers and Happy New Year of the Dragon

  10. Helen

    Hi Liz, Kung Hei Fat Choy!

    Did you find any button shrooms?

  11. ileana

    Yum! Never seen anything like this.

  12. Jonny

    This looks delicious, we’ll be retweeting to our followers! To show them the joys of anchovies & mushrooms : )

  13. Heather

    Yeah I think @Niamh meant pangratta – which is like fried breadcrumbs that are sprinkled on top of pasta and risotto, and the like. It’s delicious! I can recommend Jamie Oliver’s cauliflower risotto (trust me, it’s better than it sounds) with crunchy chilli pangrattato. Also, I love the way that anchovies melt in the pan.

    Nom nom!

  14. Helen

    PHWOAR! Sounds lush.

  15. Ziu

    I love mushrooms and I love anchovies but I failed to enjoy this dish. All those mushrooms and butter created loads of juices which made breadcrumbs really soggy, no crunch in sight.. And I thought the anchovies way too overpowering even though I’ve used even less than indicated. Its a pity. The search for the best roasted mushrooms goes on! :)

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  17. Rachel

    Crikey. These look insanely good. What flavour combinations! xx

  18. Helen

    They’re packing the umami, that’s for sure!

  19. Amaya Chambers

    I truly appreciate this blog post.Much thanks again. Want more.

  20. katie

    Is this recipe up anywhere else? The link above doesn’t go to it anywhere and I’ve been meaning to make it for ages!

  21. Helen

    Hi Katie, drop me an e-mail on

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