10/6/09

Mushroom Bounty

When I was a little girl, my family and I often went mushroom picking. My parents would then marinate those mushrooms, dry them, make soups out of them or just saute them with onions and serve them over potatoes. What can I say? I love mushrooms.

Imagine my insane excitement, then, when I found out that I was the lucky random winner of four pounds of mushrooms from Marx Foods! Last Friday, I had a big box of mushroom goodness sitting and waiting for me by my door (I was so relieved my neighbors are honorable people and did not take possession of my box).

The box included 2 pounds of wild golden chanterelle mushrooms and a 2 pound fresh organic sampler. Let me just say that I don't think I've had chanterelle mushrooms in nearly 16 years! In Russia we call these mushrooms "little foxes" because of their beautiful orange color.



Above is a collage of the mushrooms I've received. Included: chanterelle, enoki, maitake, portabella and oyster mushrooms.

Friday night I sauteed some chanterelle mushrooms with onions and potatoes and added some garbanzo beans for a filling vegetarian meal. Over the weekend I made a mushroom omelet, mushroom pasta and mushroom filled phyllo dough. Stay tuned for these recipes, which I'll be posting later this week.

Meanwhile, here are some recipes you can make with mushrooms: polenta with mushrooms, bacon and onions; potato and mushroom potstickers and fried vegetable wontons.

Thank you again, Justin and Katy, from Marx Foods.

14 comments:

HoneyB said...

What an awesome package! I live where you just can't find any thing but portabello and regular button mushrooms and it is so depressing. I would love to try all these kinds!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Congrats on winning those beautiful mushrooms. I think all the variations of mushrooms are really so pretty. I wish i knew enough to pick mushrooms on my own, but i dont lol, so I have to stick to the supermarket. Love the idea of mushrooms in phyllo dough.

Lea Ann said...

I just found out about Marx Foods a couple of days ago. I just need to find the time to spend on their web site. Beautiful pictures!

Gera @ SweetsFoods said...

How lucky girl with these marvelous mushrooms!!

Adore them and all the variant delicious recipes that can be done :)

Cheers!

Gera

Velva said...

Lucky! Lucky! and Lucky again! Love mushrooms. Looking forward to reading your future mushroom posts.

Elra said...

Beautiful mushrooms. My son is addicted to any tye of mushrooms. Phyllo stuffed mushrooms sounds delicious.

Leslie said...

Mushroom picking huh?? I hope not for any of those "make you loopy" mushrooms! lol..I kid I kids
I adore mushrooms but everyone else in my house hates them! Sad

Ben said...

Congratulations! You are very luck, both for winning those mushrooms and for having parents that took you mushroom picking :D

I can wait to check out those delicious mushrooms recipes.

Junglefrog said...

o wow, what an amazing collection of gorgeous mushrooms! I am jealous! I wish I had that many different varieties at hand... I am sure you will be making (or have made) delicious things with it!

The Duo Dishes said...

ha! That's a lot of mushrooms. You've got to make a creamy mushroom soup!

♥peachkins♥ said...

those are beautiful mushrooms!

Erica said...

I love mushrooms!!! you are a lucky girl :)

Sylvie, Rappahannock Cook & Kitchen Gardener said...

I love mushroom too. Sometimes I think I am growing hairy feet, as a matter of fact.

I read your other posts and it looks that they were well-used.

Rose said...

Oh WOW I am SO jealous! I love mushrooms! That's awesome. Great recipe variety!