Replies: 30 - Last Post: Jun 20, 2012 4:14 PM Last Post By: arbon
Jun 8, 2012 1:38 PM
Wild mushroomsI usually make a mushroom ragout, but I'm looking for more wild mushroom ideas. I'm in Oregon and my husband is out mushroom hunting today (for a story -- he's a journalist) so, with any luck we'll have lots of mushrooms tonight to cook with.
I already know to pair wild mushrooms with Oregon pinot noir, which is plentiful, of course.
Jun 8, 2012 2:41 PM
I pick up mushrooms every year, but our season starts in late August and continues through September and October, depending on weather.
My experience from mushroom picking is from Poland and Sweden. It's a popular pastime, combining picnicking and walking in the woods.
What do you get at this time of the year? Boletus, chantrells? I don't know more English names of mushrooms.
Jun 8, 2012 2:46 PM
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Jun 8, 2012 4:03 PM
4Sent you 3 recipes that may be useful, from others here when I asked for mushroom appetizer recipes
Mushrooms Bordeaux Style
Chocolate Soup with Mushroom Dust
Other suggestions I got from that same post included mushroom turnovers, and a variety of stuffed mushroom cap ideas:
smoked red salmon mixed with as little amount of cream cheese to hold the mix together, unless the smoked salmon is "Candied".
liver sausage with hard boiled egg.
a medium prawn with garlic butter.
or just a little Mayonnaise with half a stuffed olive.
Jun 8, 2012 5:21 PM
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Jun 9, 2012 7:14 AM
7Only by experience, and how a mushroom looks like both on the outside, and inside, when it's cut truough.
There're some poisonous mushrooms that look very similar to the edible veriety. This one is highly poisonous and looks very much like boletus. In Polish it's called satanic boletus.
Jun 9, 2012 8:00 AM
8wild edible mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest
I don't think he'll be getting portabellos. Those are cultivated--they are extra large crimini mushrooms. . Right now, the most common ones would be morels and porcini (boletes), but others would be around.
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Jun 19, 2012 12:52 AM
14My Mom has a friend who has been picking wild mushrooms for decades, and she confirmed that the ones growing in her front yard were edible. There is a similar one that is poisonous, but my mom was confident in her friend's knowledge. So Mom started cooking them.
My siblings were aghast and sure that she was going to poison herself. What I don't understand, though, is that they continued to be sure the mushrooms were going to kill her even after she'd had them several times, shared them with me, and both of us were fine .
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