Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: The Chanterelles are Here!!!!

  1. #1
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mendocino Coast, CA
    Posts
    1,622

    The Chanterelles are Here!!!!

    Like big, giant, orange hands reaching up through the earth, the Chanterelles are now coming on in our area. They're so thick and meaty and the taste is incredible. I went out in the woods with the dogs and came home with a big shopping bag full of these wonderful mushrooms. Not to be outdone, my DH went out a couple of days later and came home with even more of them. I've got to think fast as what to make with them. I've already done a Chanterelle lasagna...delicious...and an Asian Mushroom soup...yummy...and a delicate mushroom omlett...sublime. Now what? Please share your wild mushroom recipes.

    Thanks!

    ~ C

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mendocino Coast, CA
    Posts
    1,622
    Oh...did I forget to mention that I also have some white wine that was given to me as Christmas gifts? Wine and Chanterelles, what a match made in heaven. Now to just make it WW friendly....hummmm.

    ~ C

  3. #3
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    34,138
    ​I would think you could look up shataki mushroom recipes and use them?

  4. #4
    Super Member jmoore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Boothbay Maine
    Posts
    7,378
    Blog Entries
    2
    Tropit, you are so lucky to have access to them. They are expensive when I do see them here in Maine...usually in the fall. They are delightful.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Michigan Thumb
    Posts
    1,606
    tropit, can you slice and dry them for later use. I have dried the baby portabella ones with great success.

  6. #6
    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Mississippi
    Posts
    18,146
    I wouldn’t dare eat wild mushrooms, as I don’t know which are safe and which are poisonous.
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sewbizgirl
    Boom 20 Album of Blocks I made to swap https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...bums19942.html
    "The reward of a thing well done is having done it." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  7. #7
    Super Member meanmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    Posts
    3,640
    Blog Entries
    1
    I have never had a chanterelle mushroom. This is our favorite way to eat morel mushrooms. https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe...m-sauce-326496 The recipe calls for dried mushrooms. I just saute the fresh ones a little bit and add the wine and cook it down a little bit. I have made it with lots of other mushrooms. We also mushroom hunt. This is good over chicken and fish also. I thin it out a little bit and put it over pasta or zoodles.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I wouldn’t dare eat wild mushrooms, as I don’t know which are safe and which are poisonous.
    Sewbizgirl, I am from AR, and have always been cautioned not to eat wild mushrooms because some of the varieties that grow here are so similar in appearance, but some of them are deadly. I just buy canned or fresh mushrooms from the stores.

  9. #9
    Super Member WMUTeach's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Portage, Michigan
    Posts
    3,013
    My brother is a mushroom fanatic. He is considering raising them as a small retirement project/business. But when I related your story to him he was full of ideas to use all of your mushrooms. He was appropriately envious and suggested drying them, pickling them, but mostly just enjoying the special and elegant treat that you have at your finger tips.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Arlington, MN
    Posts
    2,132
    I would also dry them for later use.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2018
    Location
    Near Seattle, WA
    Posts
    420
    The hubby has recently started learning about/eating mushrooms. The best ones he has found so far are Hen of the Woods.

    I let him try it first If he doesn't get sick I consider it. One tip he was given as a novice gatherer is never to eat all of the mushrooms. That way if you get sick you can bring a sample with you.

    We typically don't do a lot with our mushrooms, other than put them in things/saute in butter so I don't have any good recipes to share. You might look at vegetarian sites, lots of things to do with them.

  12. #12
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mendocino Coast, CA
    Posts
    1,622
    Quote Originally Posted by 1Nanoo View Post
    Sewbizgirl, I am from AR, and have always been cautioned not to eat wild mushrooms because some of the varieties that grow here are so similar in appearance, but some of them are deadly. I just buy canned or fresh mushrooms from the stores.
    I agree with you. You can get very sick off of some wild mushrooms and it's always a good idea to positively identify what you are picking. We have all kinds of mushrooms that grow in our area and there are a couple around here that are downright deadly. I've tried some of the Boletes, which are safe, but other than that, I steer clear of anything that I don't know and stick with the Chanterelles. I don't eat anything with true gills.

    That being said, Chanterelles are very easy to identify and there aren't any dangerous look-alikes to Chanterelles that grow in our area. Plus, I go to the same patches every year, so I feel pretty safe eating the ones that I find. I haven't gotten sick yet. Chanterelles are also very special because they can't be commercially grown...you can only find them in the wild.

    Yesterday, I made "Chantie steaks," by seasoning them like you would beef steaks, pressing them between 2 cast iron pans and cooking them over a high heat. Soooooo good!

    ~ C

  13. #13
    Junior Member Cheshirepat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Phoenix, AZ
    Posts
    285
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by tropit View Post

    Yesterday, I made "Chantie steaks," by seasoning them like you would beef steaks, pressing them between 2 cast iron pans and cooking them over a high heat. Soooooo good!

    ~ C
    Oh my goodness, I'm drooling a little with this thread! Yum!! Would they lend themselves to a soup, you think? That way you could use some of the wine as well (many recipes calling for some wine). Enjoy!
    *this space for rent*

  14. #14
    Super Member SusieQOH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    8,625
    Tropit- I need to stop reading your posts. I get too hungry

  15. #15
    Super Member Darcyshannon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,251
    Hmmm, I wonder if any grow in Oregon. I have only bought from store.

  16. #16
    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pacific Northwest
    Posts
    8,229
    Our son brought us some Morrells last year. Nasty looking little mushrooms....lol We didn't care for them.
    Everyone is born right handed, only the gifted overcome it.
    I have already committed my felonies, so people don't have to worry. (Russell Means)
    I swear to you, I am guilty of only being Indian. That's why I am here. (Leonard Peltier)
    “If you can’t see a mistake from 12 feet away, it doesn’t exist, and there are no perfect quilts and that helps a lot,” .......Greg Biornstad

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mendocino Coast, CA
    Posts
    1,622
    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Hawk View Post
    Our son brought us some Morrells last year. Nasty looking little mushrooms....lol We didn't care for them.
    Really? I think that those are my favorite mushrooms. The flavor is so intense.

    ~ C

  18. #18
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    33,131
    Some wild mushrooms can cause liver or kidney failure.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  19. #19
    Super Member SusieQOH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    8,625
    My husband's family can spot mushrooms for eating a mile away. I think there is an "art" to it.

  20. #20
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    1,641
    Quote Originally Posted by sewbizgirl View Post
    I wouldn’t dare eat wild mushrooms, as I don’t know which are safe and which are poisonous.
    My grandpa used to pick mushrooms.
    We were not allowed to eat them, my mom just didn;t trust them

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.