Chanterelles are beautiful golden mushrooms that range from yellow to red to bright orange color. They are cup-shaped mushrooms and have a flavor of butter, a subtle balance of black pepper, apricot, and earthly notes.
They are available in both dry and fresh forms. If you are wondering how to cook Chanterelles, we have some delicious recipes for you to try the heavenly taste of this golden child of the mushroom world.
How to cook chanterelle with pasta? If you have this query, Creamy Pasta with Chanterelle Mushrooms recipe is a great delight for you!
Recipe 1: Creamy Pasta with Chanterelle Mushrooms
- 200 grams Fine Pasta. (spaghetti tagliatelle, taglierini)
- 250 grams Chanterelles.
- 200 ml Liquid Cream.
- 60 ml White Wine.
- 1 White Onion.
- 1 Clove of Garlic.
- Salt & Pepper. As per your choice
- 10 grams Butter.
- Boil the pasta and follow the time indicated on the packet
- Now clean the Chanterelles well and cut them in half
- Take a pan and add butter. Fry onion in it until it is translucent
- Add garlic and sauté for two minutes
- It is time to add Chanterelles and fry them for two minutes
- Pour the white wine in it and bring it to a boil
- Now lower the heat and add liquid cream. Cook it for one min at low heat
- According to your taste, add salt and pepper
- Drain the pasta and mix it well in the pan
- It is ready! You can serve it with parmesan cheese
Seafood and mushrooms pair well with each other. Let’s find out by trying this tasty recipe!
Recipe 2: Grilled Halibut Steaks with Chanterelles and Corn
- 2 large Halibut Steaks.
- Ground Black Pepper. As per your taste
- Salt. As per your taste
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil.
- 2 cups Chanterelle Mushrooms. (Sliced)
- 1 cup Corn Kernels.
- ⅓ cup Roasted Red Peppers. Diced
- ½ cup Water.
- 1 Lemon. (juiced)
- 1 tbsp Butter.
- 1 tbsp Tarragon. Minced Fresh
- Preheat the grill on medium-high heat and oil the grate lightly
- Season halibut steaks with salt and black pepper
- Take a skillet and heat olive oil over medium heat
- Add chanterelle mushrooms and stir in the hot oil with a pinch of salt. Then cook for ten minutes or until they are caramelized and soft
- Now stir pepper and corn into mushrooms for 2 minutes or until corn is toasted
- Pour water into this mixture and bring to a boil. Cook for five minutes until the water reduces
- Add lemon juice and butter. Stir into the mushroom mixture until liquid almost evaporates and butter melts
- On the preheated grill, cook halibut steaks for 3-5 minutes per side until fish is soft enough to flake easily with a fork
- Now shift mushroom mixture to a plate and sprinkle tarragon over it. Place the mushroom at the top of halibut steaks
How to Store Chanterelles?
- You can store the Chanterelles in the fridge using a paper bag or cardboard box. Another option for storing is a bowl loosely covered with a kitchen towel.
- Don’t use plastic wrap because plastic holds in moisture and makes mushrooms wet, mushy, and moldy.
- Clean the chanterelle with a damp paper towel or soft-bristled brush.
- You can sauté, cool, and freeze them for a year.
- Always choose fresh chanterelle with golden color.
- Go for the firm one with no soft and slimy spots.
- The fresh chanterelle has a scent like peach or apricot.
- Avoid dried chanterelle as it has lost most of its flavor.
- They are not cheap, but they are worth the price.
Raw chanterelle mushrooms have 7% carbohydrates, 90% water, 4% dietary fiber, 1.5% protein, and a rich amount of Vitamin D2.
Chanterelle Mushrooms are not just tasty but healthy too. If you don’t know how to cook Chanterelles, you can try the recipes mentioned above.
If you want to share your suggestions, we would love to see you in the comments.