Cautiva Capote, the cook at the Amory family's Andalusian estate, Arenales, used to take Victoria Amory mushroom hunting during the autumn, then make this hot tapa with the wild varieties they collected. A mix of mushrooms from the supermarket sautéed in olive oil with garlic, crushed red pepper and parsley would be delicious any time of the year.Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips

February 2005


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat 2 large skillets over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to each skillet and heat until shimmering. Add half of the oyster, shiitake, chanterelle and enoki mushrooms to each skillet. Season with salt and pepper and cook without stirring until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Stir and cook until browned all over, about 3 minutes. Reduce the heat to moderate and cook until all of the mushrooms are tender, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer to a platter.

  • Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to 1 of the skillets and heat until shimmering. Add the garlic and crushed red pepper and cook over low heat until the garlic is golden, about 1 minute. Add the sherry and bring to a simmer; pour over the mushrooms, season with salt and pepper and toss. Serve the mushrooms warm or at room temperature.

Serve With

Toasted sliced baguettes.

Suggested Pairing

Bridge all the flavors in the three tapas with either a tangy white that's not too fruity or aggressive, or a fresh fino sherry; both will marry well with the shrimp cakes, layered vegetable tortilla and earthy mushrooms.