Mushrooms are by their very nature mysterious ingredients. Beautiful, strange, slightly scary — in some cases very scary — whole cultures avoid mushrooms out of fear. Obviously I don’t fall into that category.
I’ve yet to meet a mushroom I hated, although those slimy canned things in the mega-mart may qualify. Whether it is the majestic porcini or the simple button mushroom, I love them all.
Below you’ll find a great many mushroom recipes, ranging from those you can make with any supermarket mushroom, to more exotic wild mushrooms. The recipes also range from super easy, like Provencal button mushrooms, to esoteric, like a warm salad of morel mushrooms, fiddleheads and ramps. Enjoy!
GENERAL MUSHROOM RECIPES
Butternut Squash Gnocchi with Mushrooms
Wild mushrooms tossed with homemade squash gnocchi.
Escoffier's Cream of Chanterelle Soup
Quite possibly the sexiest soup ever made.
Indentifying and Cooking with Yellowfoot Chanterelles
Learn about this lesser-known chanterelle and you’ll covet them as much as regular ones.
BLACK TRUMPET MUSHROOMS
Wild Mushrooms with Parsley Sauce
A trio of winter mushrooms: Black trumpets, hedgehogs and yellowfoot mushrooms, served with a parsley sauce.
OTHER MUSHROOM RECIPES
Classic Button Mushrooms Provencale
This is right out of the bible of French haute cuisine, Escoffier’s “Le Guide Culinaire.” Wild meadow mushrooms, sauteed with garlic, olive oil, lemon and parsley.
Sparassis, the Cauliflower Mushroom
What you need to know to identify and cook this amazing edible mushroom!