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Mushrooms with SherryThis is a quick and easy Spanish style side dish or appetizer. In the pictures I've used Chanterelles but you can use most fleshy species of mushrooms like boletes, oysters, a mixture of species or store brought mushrooms. If you are serving them as an appetizer toast up a few slices of bread and rub with raw garlic and olive oil.Stir fried mixed mushroomsThis is a simple Chinese influenced mixed mushroom stir fry. A good combination is about 6 oz of Shiitake mushrooms mixed with 10 oz of other mushrooms. Stir-fried wood ear mushrooms with cucumberWood ear mushrooms do not have a lot of flavor but they make up for it in texture. In this recipe we also cook the cucumber which is fairly common in Chinese cooking. You can also use 4oz of fresh wood ear mushrooms (Auricularia angiospermarum or Auricularia americana) or brown jelly roll (Exidia crenata (previously known as Exidia recisa )) instead of the dried ones. Mexican mushrooms with sweet corn and green peppersThe traditional recipe may use Frosts Bolete (Butyriboletus frostii) but you can substitute with most mushrooms from store brought to puffballs that I use here.Asian greens with mushroomsThere 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.Grilled MorelsSpring 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.Wild Mushroom StuffingJust in time for Thanksgiving, here’s a recipe for Wild Mushroom Stuffing from Richard & Cecily Franklin.