Wild Mushroom Recipes


By Filip Tkaczyk

Right here are some fantastic wild mushroom recipes to take your wild delicacies to a new level of culinary delight. These very simple and enjoyable recipes are all ones I have personally enjoyed and I hope you will discover them to your taste.

Porcini Gravy

The king of mushrooms, arguably, is the porcini (also recognized as king boletus, steinpilz, and so on.) and it is frequently involved in some of the finest wild mushroom dishes you can discover. Creating a gravy out of porcini includes a couple of measures. Soon after acquiring some dried mushrooms (about 1 cup dried) you have to very first separate the tubes (the reproductive surface) from the rest of the mushroom. This is the portion of the mushroom that is frequently darker and identified underneath the cap. Break off all of the tubes into a compact bowl and grind them into a powder. 

Second, take all of the remaining dried porcini mushroom slices and rehydrate them in a bowl of warm water. I frequently leave them to rehydrate overnight for any of the wild mushroom recipes involving porcinis. Third, after they are totally rehydrated you can begin creating the gravy base. In a compact pan, add some water (two cups) and bring to a boil. Add a piece of bay leaf. Cool to simmer, and add the powdered tubes of the porcini. The finer you powder them, the improved. Let them simmer for about 10 minutes. Make positive to stir, so they do not clump.

Then, add in your rehydrated porcini slices to the pan. Also add pinches of the following: sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and oregano. Add a tablespoon or two of flour of your selection (gluten-no cost bread flours can operate nicely as well). Now, continue simmering this mixture till the rehydrated mushroom pieces are soft (generally about 20-30 minutes). Be positive to stir frequently.

Lastly, in the final couple of minutes of the approach you can add some cream.

The essential to creating this gravy effectively is to make positive you mix it adequately, stir and progressively heat every thing. The thickness of your gravy will rely on how extended you cook it, as nicely as how considerably cream and flour you place in. You can add far more flour if you are not satisfied with the thickness. Be positive to adjust according to your taste utilizing far more or much less spices.

Proportions for this gravy are as follows:

– 1 cup dried porcini

– two cups water

– 1/two teaspoons of sea salt, black pepper, oregano and paprika

– 1/two bay leaf

– 1/four cup cream

– 1-two table spoons flour

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Fried Porcini Baguette

Yet another fantastic use of porcinis in wild mushroom recipes is in the type of fried mushroom baguettes. The trick is to get fresh porcinis from the wild or a farmer’s industry. Dried ones will not reduce it right here.

Soon after cleaning your porcinis with a brush (never ever wash them) you want to slice them. I choose to make my slices thicker, so that the mushrooms do not get as mushy. Subsequent, slice some onions, tomatoes and cheese thinly. Also reduce up some parsley to add fresh at the finish. Toast a baguette (or bread of your selection). About 1/three of a baguette would be an perfect serving size.

Then add some butter or higher heat oil (grapeseed or sesame oil is fantastic) to a pan and warm on low-low medium. If you are utilizing butter, be cautious to not burn it or every thing will taste like burnt butter. As soon as the pan and oil/butter is warm, add your onion and fresh porcini slices. Cook at low-medium heat. Preserve the mushroom and onion slices moving frequently, so they do not stick. Soon after 1 or two minutes, add the tomato slices. The entire cooking approach really should be involving five-eight minutes in the pan. Take the pan off the heat and serve the contents on the toasted baguette. Add some of the diced parsley and thin cheese slices and get pleasure from!

The trick to this is not more than cooking the mushrooms. Be cautious with the cooking heat right here or you will burn/overcook your components.

The proportions for the components are as follows:

– 1 porcini (a compact one particular would be lots)

– 1/two of a medium-sized onion

– 1 complete-size tomato

– 1 handful of parsley

– 1 baguette (or toasted bread of selection)

– 1 tablespoon of higher heat oil or butter

Shaggy Rice

This could be the simplest of wild mushroom recipes, but also a scrumptious one particular. It calls for fresh shaggy mane mushrooms, which frequently want to be wild harvested but do sometimes show up at farmer’s markets as nicely. 

Very first, clean your shaggy manes with a soft brush or briefly rinse. Cook about two cups of white rice (Basmati or Jasmine are a great selection). When the rice is completed, begin on the mushrooms. Slice them thickly (1/four inch thick) and location them in a pan without the need of any oil. Cook them on low heat for couple of minutes, and watch closely. They really should begin releasing their liquid and altering to a slightly darker colour. Never cook this liquid off, as an alternative add a mild tasting oil or a compact quantity of butter. As soon as the oil or butter are completely mixed in, add a pinch of salt. Then, toss the rice on major of the mushrooms in the pan and mix once more. 

Now it is prepared to serve. You can add some fresh greens like diced parsley to the mix. The dish really should be really flavorful, but you can often adjust with spices to taste.

This rice dish can be eaten by itself, but is even improved as a side dish to a bigger meal such as a stir-fry or a curry dish.

The proportions of components are as follows:

– 1-two pounds of shaggy manes (fresh)

– 1-two cups of white rice (basmati or jasmine)

– 1/four teaspoon of sea salt

– 1 tablespoon of mild oil or butter


– handful of diced parsley

– addition of other spices (black pepper, coriander, paprika, or oregano)

I hope you get pleasure from these wild mushroom recipes. Really feel no cost to experiment to make your personal versions!

More Sources on Wild Mushroom Recipes:

The Comprehensive Mushroom Hunter, Revised by Gary Lincoff

Wild Mushroom Recipes on the Forager’s Wild Meals Cookbook internet site

Study foraging abilities and far more wild mushroom recipes at Alderleaf’s Wild Mushroom Identification Class.

More Alderleaf Articles on Mushrooms:

Identifying Wild Mushrooms

Edible Wild Mushrooms

Poisonous Mushrooms

Sorts of Mushrooms: For Medicine and Permaculture

Chantrelle Mushrooms: Gifts of the Forest

Lobster Mushroom

Morel Mushrooms

King Bolete

About the Author: Filip Tkaczyk is a periodic guest teacher at Alderleaf. He also wrote the field guide Tracks &amp Sign of Reptiles &amp Amphibians. Study far more about Filip Tkaczyk.

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