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November 29, 2010

Mushrooms from Thanksgiving

Because they’re really the only thing I took pictures of all weekend. Oops. Melanie and I made all sorts of tasty things for our big dinner at our husbands’ dad’s house, but we didn’t really document anything. You will die when you see the salad Melanie made. Die. She’s promised to make it again for Christmas and post the recipe.

But for now, all I have are these mushrooms. Which are also quite amazing. We have a mushroom monger at the Culver City farmer’s market, LA FungHi (ignore psuedo-psychedelic name and site, pls), and his mushroom selection is sort of mind-boggling. He must have at least 25 varieties, and while he’s definitely on the expensive side, I am always tricked into buying a bunch anyway. In this case chanterelle, maitake, and shiitake:

I made a simple mixed mushroom saute and served them with little olive oil and garlic-brushed toasts. For hors d’oeuvres, that is. There’s really not much that beats butter (lots of butter), garlic, mushrooms, and a handful of fresh herbs. Unless you add a bit of creme fraiche and truffle oil, of course.

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  1. Jennifer said on November 29, 2010

    Oh, that looks mouthwatering….

  2. Mary-- The Yellow Door Paperie said on November 29, 2010

    This looks delightful. What a great starter. Nothing beats butter and garlic, that’s for sure (:

  3. Olivia said on November 29, 2010

    this kind of dish is my favorite! those mushrooms look so beautiful and fresh!

  4. charlane said on November 29, 2010

    oh my…yes

  5. Amy K said on November 29, 2010

    YUM! Looks divine. Love mushrooms in the fall.

  6. Lindsey said on November 30, 2010

    Those look lovely!

  7. bigBANG studio said on November 30, 2010

    OH WOMAN. You’re KILLING me with those mushrooms. What I’d do for some fresh morels, a few leeks, and a whole lot of BUTTER. Not that I’m not enjoying all this Rajput food, but still.

    Hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving. xo.

  8. Lindsay said on December 1, 2010

    YUM!
    It was chanterelle season a few weeks ago over here and I made something similar but I added white wine :) and also an herb-grass called ciboulette…I’m not sure what it’s called in english, Maybe “onion grass”?
    I love how you mixed several types of mushrooms- I will have to try that next time!!
    Can I ask what bread you used for your toasts? I thought mine was too fluffy and did not go well with the delicate taste of the mushrooms.

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