Roasted Mushrooms with Tarragon is a quick and easy side dish perfect for a weeknight. Fresh tarragon perfumes deliciously caramelized whole mushrooms.
Time to eat your veggies. When you make Roasted Mushrooms with Tarragon, it is an easy thing to do. My little one ate about half pound of these suckers for dinner one night. She actually chose to eat all her vegetables and asked for more rather than eating potatoes or meat. That is a big deal in our house. We were really surprised when as a young toddler she loved mushrooms. If you think about it, mushrooms don’t look very appealing. They are brown little blobs that can shrivel up when cooked. She loved them though, so they were on heavy rotation in our house.
As with all good things, one day that came to an end and she wanted nothing to do with mushrooms. My husband and I just scratched our heads and wondered what happened. So I laid off the mushrooms for a while. I would sneak them into dishes but didn’t make them as a main vegetable dish. After a while, I gave them a go again with this recipe, Roasted Mushrooms with Tarragon. I tentatively put them on her plate. She picked one up and ate it as well as every single one on her plate. I gave her the ones on my plate and she ate them too. She then went into the kitchen and took all the remaining mushrooms and ate them too. Holy cow! She was murmuring “yum” and “mmm” while eating them. My husband and I just looked at each other and laughed.
She has good taste. They are crazy-good. The recipe is also simple with just a few ingredients. It literally took me 2 minutes to put them together and then they bake for about 20 minutes. This is the type of vegetable perfect for a weeknight. If you are not sure about tarragon, give it a whirl anyway. Tarragon does have a slightly anise, black licorice, flavor but it is a background note in this recipe. It just gives the mushrooms a little depth without full force flavor.
See if your little ones like this dish as much as mine. You can try giving them a funny name and make them for Halloween. I’d probably call them “Brown Bugs” or “Creepy, Crawly, Snails”. Sometimes it is all in the name for a kid.
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