Chile-Garlic Mushrooms (Champinones al Ajillo)

Chile-Garlic Mushrooms (Championes al Ajillo)
Photo: Scott Little
Total Time:
35 mins


  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 pound fresh cremini mushrooms, halved

  • 12 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 - 2 fresh serrano chile peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped*

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • cup gold tequila

  • 2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1 cup Mexican crema

  • 2 tablespoon coarsely snipped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped green onion (1)

  • 1 small lime, cut into wedges


  1. In an extra large skillet melt butter over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, and chile peppers. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

  2. Remove from heat. Stir in broth, tequila, oregano, salt, and coriander. Cook and stir over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until most of the liquid evaporates. Stir in crema; cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Sprinkle with cilantro and green onion. Serve with lime wedges.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

409 Calories
33g Fat
16g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 409
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 901mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 131.3mg 10%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 1165mg 25%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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