Jump to content


Photo

Mushrooms obsession


  • Please log in to reply
33 replies to this topic

#1 foodie52

foodie52

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,345 posts

Posted 31 March 2013 - 08:36 PM

I adore them . Always have, all kinds. I pretty much incorporate them in 4 or 5 meals a week. How do you use them? Any memorable dishes?

First restaurant where  I ever had roasted mushrooms must have been at Craft in 2002.


[size="4"]Visit our website for updates...Friends of Colombian Orphans

Donations are always gratefully accepted.

#2 Suzanne F

Suzanne F

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 21,905 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:01 AM

Hen of the woods/Maitakes. Broken up into manageable pieces, then sautéed in olive oil. Layered on country white bread (sourdough if you must, but milder flavor is better) with thinly sliced duck prosciutto and Taleggio cheese, then cooked as a grilled cheese sandwich. THE sandwich from Terroir. the perfect sandwich. Okay to substitute another ripe cheese (I've used something from Vermont, something from Virginia), but otherwise the simplest is the best. I've tried gussying it up with Dijon mustard, herbs, etc.but simple is better.

 

Other than the poisonous ones, there is not such thing as a bad mushroom.  :)


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#3 Sneakeater

Sneakeater

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 63,989 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 05:14 AM

Sometime this week, I'm going to have cod-with-hen-of-the-wood (I'm thinking that some vermouth will maybe go into that sauce) that I anticipate will be just fantastic (for something I make, anyway).  I will also have a barely competent duck-breast-with-mushroom-sauce.  But not everything we make can be equally palatable.

 

I put mushrooms on everything.


Bar Loser

MF Old

#4 StephanieL

StephanieL

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,318 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

We like to sneak dried mushrooms in wherever we can (we got a gift bundle of several different varieties a couple of years ago).  They give a great depth to many dishes and they're fairly easy to reconstitute.

 

Most savory dishes can be improved with the addition of mushrooms, I reckon.  The spinach pie recipe I made on Saturday didn't call for them, but sauteeing a few white buttons with the onions at the beginning made the dish that much more interesting.


"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." --John Steinbeck

 

"Insanity runs in my family.  It practically gallops."--Arsenic and Old Lace

 


#5 Daisy

Daisy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 15,673 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:51 PM

This is easy, delicious and looks impressive, from Carlo Middione: Slice mushrooms (porcini are heavenly cooked with this method but even supermarket white mushrooms taste great), toss with a little olive oil, panko, finely chopped anchovies, minced parsley, a little minced garlic, lemon juice. For each person cut a square of parchment (or foil) of about 12". Fold, open, put mushrooms on lower half near the crease, put a thin slice of lemon on top, pleat round to seal. Put on a cookie sheet in a medium oven for about 10-12 minutes


Sardines aren't for sissies.---Frank Bruni
------------------------------------------------------------
The mistake one makes is to react to what people post rather than to what they mean.---Dr. Johnson
-------------------------------------------------------------
I want to be the girl with the most cake.

#6 foodie52

foodie52

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,345 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

I bet that smells heavenly when opened.

 

I'm going to try all of the above suggestions.


[size="4"]Visit our website for updates...Friends of Colombian Orphans

Donations are always gratefully accepted.

#7 SFJoe

SFJoe

    In Memoriam

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:45 PM

Other than the poisonous ones, there is not such thing as a bad mushroom.  :)

And even those are reputed to be tasty, the Amanitas anyway.



#8 Suzanne F

Suzanne F

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 21,905 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:58 PM

So I've heard, but I don't want to find out. :ph43r:

 

Foodie, if you have (or have access to) a copy of The Wild Table by Connie Green (forager extraordinaire) and Sarah Scott (wonderful chef and all-around nice person), the recipe for Savory Cèpe Flans on page 184 is, well, orgasmic. Rich, rich, rich and fabulous--I made it in very small ramekins and got more than the 8 half-size portions they suggest, and it was still totally satisfying. And although they suggest discarding the portion of dried mushrooms used to infuse the cream, I couldn't bring myself to do it. Saved them and later added them to the meat ground for duck sausages--another wow.


I don't actually know what a handbasket is -- but whatever they are, singer-songwriters are in the first ones going to hell. -- Sneakeater, 29 March 2018 - 12:06 AM

 

notorious stickler -- NY Times
deeply annoying and nitpicking -- Molly O'Neill, One Big Table


#9 Daisy

Daisy

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 15,673 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:51 PM

And foodie get your hands on a copy of Jane Grigson's The Mushroom Feast.
Sardines aren't for sissies.---Frank Bruni
------------------------------------------------------------
The mistake one makes is to react to what people post rather than to what they mean.---Dr. Johnson
-------------------------------------------------------------
I want to be the girl with the most cake.

#10 foodie52

foodie52

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,345 posts

Posted 01 April 2013 - 11:12 PM

Thanks for those suggestions. Will do!


[size="4"]Visit our website for updates...Friends of Colombian Orphans

Donations are always gratefully accepted.

#11 StephanieL

StephanieL

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 10,318 posts

Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:40 PM

And foodie get your hands on a copy of Jane Grigson's The Mushroom Feast.

 

Great book.  My mother has an original edition.


"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." --John Steinbeck

 

"Insanity runs in my family.  It practically gallops."--Arsenic and Old Lace

 


#12 SFJoe

SFJoe

    In Memoriam

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,716 posts

Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:16 PM

Foodie, if you have (or have access to) a copy of The Wild Table by Connie Green (forager extraordinaire) and Sarah Scott (wonderful chef and all-around nice person)...

Couldn't agree more.

 

Many great recipes.



#13 bloviatrix

bloviatrix

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 8,436 posts

Posted 07 April 2013 - 04:53 AM

I like to sautéed a variety of mushrooms with garlic. Once all the liquid has evaporated add a splash of balsamic vinegar. Serve warm on a bed of arugula.
Future Legacy Participant.

#14 splinky

splinky

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 23,816 posts

Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:17 PM

mushroom pie!


“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*

 


#15 foodie52

foodie52

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,345 posts

Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:15 AM

Brilliant..


[size="4"]Visit our website for updates...Friends of Colombian Orphans

Donations are always gratefully accepted.