Russian Baked Mushrooms in Sour Cream Sauce Recipe - Gribi V Smetane

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  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings Baked Mushrooms
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Mushrooms baked in a sour cream sauce (gribi v smetane) is a common zakuska in Russia and you will find it as an appetizer at restaurants and pubs as well as in the home. I adapted this recipe from one by Yelena Strokin in her beautifully photographed Cooking Melangery blog. It is very similar to my own recipe.

Source: Minimally adapted from a recipe by Yelena Strokin in Cooking Melangery.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound cremini mushrooms, washed, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large diced onion
  • 3 finely chopped garlic gloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 6 ounces shredded cheese of choice
  • Chopped fresh dill for garnish

How to Make It

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter and olive oil. Chop the mushroom stems and add them with the quartered mushrooms to the pan. Sauté, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until most but not all of the juices have evaporated and the mushrooms are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle the flour over the mushrooms and stir gently. Season with salt and pepper. Add sour cream, stir well and heat for a few minutes but do not let the mixture boil.
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Divide mushrooms between two gratin dishes. Sprinkle with cheese and  season lightly with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake until browned on top, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving because this is scalding hot. Garnish with chopped fresh dill and serve with a hearty bread.

Source: Minimally adapted from a recipe by Yelena Strokin in Cooking Melangery.