Garlic butter button mushroom armadillos

A delicious side dish to go with the mexican fiesta.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Braai, Culinary Collection
Cuisine South African
Servings 4



  • 50 g best-quality butter at room temperature
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 handful soft herbs (parsley, coriander, chervil, chives etc) finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes or finely chopped fresh chilli to taste optional
  • 500 g large whole Button mushrooms, stalks removed
  • 4 tsp long wooden skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes



  • Mix together the butter, garlic, herbs and chilli, if using.
  • Fill the mushrooms with the butter and thread them onto the skewers, packing them tightly together so the filling isn’t lost during cooking.

Braai mushrooms

  • Place over a hot braai, turning often, to allow the mushrooms to get grill marks, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer to a double foil “boat” if you’d like to cook further and are losing butter to the flames.
  • Serve in place of garlic bread.
Keyword braai