Recipes

Welcome to the recipe section of the WPMC website. If you wish to publish a recipe send the details to site-admin@wpamushroomclub.org. Please include one or more pictures of the finished dish if possible. Pictures of the starting ingredients and steps are also accepted and can be used. We request that no direct copies of recipes from books or other websites are submitted. Ideally these are recipes for dishes a member brought to a meeting, pot luck or Foray. They may have originated in a book or magazine but should be club member tried and true. If your recipe is based on a published recipe please include the reference to the original. We look forward to receiving recipes for some of your favorite mushroom dishes.

Honey mushroom pierogies

Here is a great autumn dish with lots of Pittsburgh flair - honey mushroom pierogies. Now for those that don't know me I am not from Pittsburgh and I don't have an Eastern European background which means I won't be making the pierogies the same way as your Mother/Grandmother/Babcia . So take my recipe for pierogi dough with a pinch of salt, if you have a different/better recipe please feel free to use that. For those that don't have a pierogi dough recipe this one should work just fine.

Honey mushrooms are named after their color rather than their taste. They can have a bit of a livery taste and if this is the first time eating honey mushrooms try the cream cheese variation first. I recommend cooking the Honey mushrooms quite well in order to bring out the flavor and avoid any adverse reactions that are occasionally reported when they are under cooked.

You can of course use any mushrooms, wild or store brought, or a mixture of mushrooms for this recipe. Button mushrooms and Shiitake would both work well.

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 6-8 servings

Avocado stuffed mushrooms

Here is a quick and easy appetizer using the ever popular Avocado.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Buffalo chicken of the woods and blue cheese dip

I had recently found some nice young and fresh chicken of the woods and was looking for an appetizer recipe rather then the more traditional main courses and came across this Buffalo chicken of the woods recipe. After trying it I had to share. I have adapted the original recipe by The Foraged Foodie. Chicken of the woods (Laetiporus sulphureus or Laetiporus cincinnatus) has a great texture that is very similar to cooked chicken. You need young chicken of the woods for the best texture when cooking. If it is too old it either becomes very hard and woody or worse, mealy. Finding young and fresh chicken of the woods is a lot rarer than you think. If you do find a nice fruiting and have some spare it is easy to store. Clean the shelfs and cut the really woody parts off then vacuum pack if you can and freeze.

The blue cheese sauce and celery sticks are optional but why not go all with this fabulous appetizer? No one will complain if you use bottle ranch or blue cheese dressing.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 4 to 6 servings

Asian greens with mushrooms

There are lots of ways to cook this Asian staple including steaming, boiling or microwaving the greens. Here I do a quick stir fry followed by steam/braise. Serve the dish with rice and other Chinese or Asian dishes.

This dish was presented as part of the cooking demonstration at the September 2016 meeting.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Grilled Morels

Spring has normally sprung when the morels are up and temperatures are warm enough to fire up the grill. Grilling adds a little smokiness to the morels and the butter, rather than oil, imparts a richness with both combining to make a tasty side dish. The high heat helps caramelize the morels bringing out the meaty flavor. I recommend using a grilling basket because it is a tragedy to see a morel slip between the bars and fall into the coals. Try serving the mushrooms as part of a Santa Margherita style Italian Grilled Vegetable platter as pictured or as a topping for a steak or burger.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2 to 4 servings