Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)

Champiñones al Ajillo or Garlic Mushrooms in English is a very popular Spanish tapas dish which is sautéed mushrooms with garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and chillies. But this dish is not popular only in Spain but as well as Philippines most probably because of their Spanish influence. This is usually served as a side dish paired with simple grilled or fried meat dishes or as a pulutan (finger food) paired with a really cold cerveza (beer).

There are subtle changes with the Spanish ones as we don’t locally produce olive oil but the Americans had introduced butter hence we cook these mushrooms with them, lots of them.

Champinones al Ajillo (Garlic Mushrooms)
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Serves: 3-4 (as appetizer)
  • 50g butter
  • 20 pcs small button mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  1. Melt butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook until golden brown.
  3. Put the heat on high then, add the mushrooms and stir fry for around 2 minutes.
  4. Add the lemon juice then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.


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12 Responses

  1. I love the garlicky mushrooms! Simple yet very flavorful. 🙂

  2. Garlic anything is delicious, but mushies are a fave. 🙂 I would make this the main and the meat a side dish. 🙂 Soooo delicious.

  3. Simply damn delicious garlicky mushrooms!!!

  4. kitchenriffs says:

    Who can resist garlic? And it pairs so well with mushrooms. This is wonderful — thanks so much.

  5. Karen says:

    Definitely a favorite of mine.

  6. Kristy says:

    A definite winner. Love Spanish tapas – especially anything covered with garlic. 🙂

  7. I could eat this whole plate of mushroom tapas myself. I just love the simple flavors of the garlic and butter and pairing with with a cold one is a must. Just shared!

  8. mjskit says:

    One couldn’t eat better mushrooms that this! I could make a meal out of them.

  9. Alex says:

    Sooo good. (And with just a tiny hint of teriyaki sauce? yum!)

  10. suituapui says:

    My girl feasted on these when she was studying in Wellington – so cheap, fresh and nice, the ones there. Can hardly get them here…once in a while only perhaps, expensive and they spoil very fast. I guess that is why they would not stock up on these. 🙁

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