Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A small gift


A friend visiting from the Pacific Northwest brought a little gift. Wild chanterelle mushrooms, gathered from the Olympic Peninsula. There's only a small handful of them - perhaps 2 dozen small 'shrooms.

What would you do with them?

10 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Shrooms!

I'll say nothing more.
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Von said...

Lots of butter a small ammount of garlic, some cream, a beautifiul plate, some fingers of good bread toasted..a simple, delightful treat!

Pumpkin Delight said...

not a big mushroom fan, but the photo is great!

Gilly said...

Haven't seen chanterelles for years! If you were lucky, they grew wild in our woods, but not for many years now.

I'm with Von for the recipe!

mo.stoneskin said...

Fry the damn things in butter till they are black and juicy and then slap them on buttered toast.

KathyR said...

I like mo's approach.

If you have time & patience, mushroom risotto!

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Mmm...I love mushrooms. I've never have wild ones, but I would probably saute' them and use them on a steak. I rarely eat beef, but I would want to enjoy the flavor of the mushrooms on their own.

Sue

kcinnova said...

Well, my first reaction was "smoke 'em" (not that I ever have) but Von's recipe sounds delightful!

Kate said...

Great photo!
All I know about these mushrooms comes from David Guterson's book called Our Lady of the Forest. The young woman in that tale combed the forests near Forks, WA for these rare treats and sold them to local restaurants.
Enjoy!

Nishant said...

some fingers of good bread toasted..a simple, delightful treat!

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