Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Les Chanterelles en Tube

With this dreadful weather that we're having right now, the only consolation is that we are now flushed with mushrooms.

These are called chanterelles en tube, sorry but I don't know the common name in English. A cousin to the famous golden chanterelle. As I've discovered recently, these grow in abundance in the woods behind us (I can't believe I'm living near a treasure trove of mushrooms).

They are easily identified by their yellow stem & dark brown cap but since they grow near pine trees, are often hidden under moss or piles of pine needles. But once you know where to look, you can easily collect several kilos of these in an afternoon.

They are very easy to prepare. After cleaning, just dry fry them in a pan until all the water is evaporated. Then add some diced garlic, a knob of butter & handful of parsley. Delicious with meat & scallops too - something I just discovered when X recently served them with pan fried scallops.

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