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Chipotle Chilli Mushrooms

Chipotle Chilli Mushrooms

What kind of dinner party hostess are you? This dish may well have changed my type!

A couple of weeks ago we went to a friend’s house for dinner.  We generally take it in turns to catch up at each other’s place. The hostess cooks. I have always been happy with this arrangement.  I love to create and cook food to share with friends. My home, my domain, my food. Yes – I am do sit on the “control freak” side of the fence!

For this catch up my friend asked if a few other friends could join our dinner and we would each contribute a couple of small dishes to share.  Our regular 2 couple gathering evolved to 7 people. 

Bringing a dish is obviously not a new idea. People have been contributing dishes to gatherings since ??? (forever) ???  My point is that it is new to me as part of a dinner party event.  I loved it! Bonding with new and old friends over food – what is not to love?

It was fun to see what everyone created and to hear the story behind each dish. Then, of course there was the sampling of each dish… The thing that I most enjoyed about the evening was the fact that the hostess was not running around tending to the food all night. She was relaxed and got to enjoy the gathering.

Look out if you are headed to our place for dinner. Next time you will be bringing it with you!

This is a little preview of our fabulous meal: 

Dinner Party

I contributed this dish to the meal.  My Chipotle Chilli Mushrooms. The smoky flavor of Chipotle is sure to hook those who have not tried it, and please those who have.  An intriguing flavor that is sure to win hearts.

Chipotle Chilli Mushrooms
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The smokey Mexican flavor of chipotle freshened by lime and coriander makes this a memorable side dish, or vegetarian appetiser.
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil of choice
  • 3 garlic cloves - chopped
  • 1 and ½ tablespoons coriander roots - chopped finely
  • 2 chipotle chilli in adobe sauce - chopped finely
  • 700 grams mushrooms - whole
  • 1 lime - zest and juice
  • fresh coriander leaves
  • pinch salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  1. *Use a pan that can go from stove top to oven
  2. Set the oven to heat to 160 degrees
  3. Add the oil, garlic, coriander root, chipotle and fry for a few minutes until fragrant
  4. Add the mushrooms and stir to coat
  5. Cook for 5 minutes on the stove top
  6. Add the pan to the oven to cook for 15 minutes
  7. Remove from the oven and add the lime zest and stir
  8. Add the fresh coriander, salt and pepper and lime juice to serve
This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated. This allows the flavors to develop.
Chipotle Mushrooms

Do you invite friends to contribute to dinner when you catch up? Or do you like to (control) create the meal yourself ? I would love to hear in the comments below.






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  • Gillian May 13, 2014, 9:44 am

    Oh I like to plan a dinner party around a theme, so I suppose I am a control freak 🙂 Those mushrooms look awesome, we dont get chipotle chiles here, but I am visiting the US in a couple of months time so will be sure to try them.

    • Kyrstie Barcak May 14, 2014, 11:56 am

      I have always done that too Gillian. Have a great trip to the US, lucky you!

  • Tania @ The Cook's Pyjamas May 13, 2014, 10:33 am

    I’ve been wondering what to do with those chipotles in adobe. Now I know. This looks like a perfect, no-nonsense side dish. Thanks.

  • Lizzy (Good Things) May 13, 2014, 2:23 pm


  • brenda May 13, 2014, 9:51 pm

    looks amazing! i love the bring a plate caper! We did that for Easter as it was a big two family affair, and as host, phew, my job was halved! And if you ever come to mine for dinner, feel free to bring your chipolte chilli mushrooms with you! xx

    • Kyrstie Barcak May 14, 2014, 11:54 am

      I a convert Brenda. If we are ever over your way I will happily drop in with some mushies. Your property looks divine I would love to check it out 🙂

  • Chrissy (the party host) :) May 13, 2014, 9:58 pm

    Wow! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed the night. Personally I had a great time sharing each other’s cooking secrets and learning some new tips. I think it was a hit! Such fun was had with the girls gathering in the kitchen and helping each other out finalising their dishes to serve, plus getting the tips on how things were prepared. I think we all learnt some great techniques and recipes that night and all came away a little wiser.
    Now onto the amazing mushroom dish above! Wow I must say the best mushroom dish I have ever had. Lucky me got to enjoy the left overs for the next couple of days as well. I’m still dreaming about them so looks like a cook up for me this weekend 🙂 xx

    • Kyrstie Barcak May 14, 2014, 11:53 am

      Thanks for hosting such a great dinner and lovely evening Chrissy. I am waiting for Yvonne to publish her rib and chicken recipes 😉 Your Osso Bucco Pie would feature beautifully here if you ever want to share it xx

      • Anonymous May 14, 2014, 8:11 pm

        Sure thing Kyrstie. I would love to share my recipe with your readers. I’ll get it typed up & send it through

  • e / dig in hobart May 15, 2014, 11:17 am

    i’ll bring dessert!
    what a delicious looking spread.
    i don’t eat mushrooms enough but seeing this tasty skillet i know i need to change that!

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