From the Garden: 8 Delectable Mushroom Recipes

We recently shared a blog on growing mushrooms in the garden, and now we're excited to compile for you a collection of recipes that you can use with your garden-grown mushrooms.

These popular and well-loved recipes feature a variety of mushrooms including Shiitake, Chanterelle, Oyster, Cremini, and King oyster among others.

Whether you've just foraged them, harvested them, or picked them up fresh from the farmers' market or grocery store, these mushroom recipes are a must-try in your kitchen. You'll find main and side dishes, along with various cooking techniques and flavor profiles, let's get cooking!

Remember, in your kitchen, you make the rules. Stick to the recipe or create a loose version of the dish—it's up to you!

Sauteed Wild Mushroom Medley

This recipe is a side dish that goes well with toasted bread, steamed veggies and a savory meat cut. Start by mixing a variety of wild mushrooms like shiitake, oyster, and chanterelle in a hot skillet with olive oil, garlic, butter, chili flakes, soy sauce, and rice wine vinegar to enhance the flavor. 

This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make, and note that you can swap the soy sauce for tamari sauce and the rice wine vinegar for regular white wine.

While the results may not be exactly as the recipe states, staying flexible in the kitchen is essential!

Vegetarian Mushroom Wellington

A twist on the usual mushroom Wellington classic, this recipe is entirely vegetarian, where mushrooms take the spotlight.

The ingredients include portobello mushrooms, butternut squash, spinach, and a mushroom pâté, all combined with plant-based milk, fragrant herbs, and puff pastry to create a stunning main dish.

You can decide whether you want your dish to be vegan or vegetarian. For the vegetarian option, you can use regular milk, butter, and Parmesan cheese for cooking, if not following the recipe as it's written. The whole process takes about an hour, but the results are well worth it.

Mushroom Stir-Fry

For this vegan stir-fry recipe, you can use either Maitake, also known as “hen of the woods,” or oyster mushrooms, which you can easily find in most stores. The main ingredients you'll need are soy sauce, garlic, red and green bell peppers, and sautéed tofu, scrambled egg, or grilled chicken, depending on whether you want the meal to be vegan, vegetarian, or traditional.

You can serve it with rice and a side of steamed vegetables for a full meal. The recipe takes less than 15 minutes to make, depending on your knife chopping skills!

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

To make a velvety risotto, gather chicken stock, extra virgin olive oil, yellow onion, cremini mushrooms, champignon, king oyster, or all three; fresh thyme, rosemary, parsley and garlic cloves, Parmesan cheese, and balsamic vinegar.

Now, listen up! The type of rice can make or break your risotto; you need arborio or carnaroli rice, that's it. Any other rice won't yield the right texture. Risottos demand your full attention, so don't attempt it if you can't keep an eye on it throughout. Also, avoid serving the risotto in a deep plate; opt for a shallow one instead. Make a path in the middle of the plate, and watch as it slowly closes back up; that's when you know your risotto is ready!

Stuffed Mushrooms with Ground Beef

Everyone has a different recipe for stuffing mushrooms. Vegetarians chop the mushroom stems and mix them with their favorite cheese, and voila! Vegans use their own cheese and create a similar recipe.

Stuffed mushrooms are a hearty appetizer but can also serve as the main course if you use large mushrooms like portobello. You'll need ground beef, caramelized onions, aromatic herbs, and your favorite cheese to make it crispy on the outside.

Mushroom and Thyme Galette

A galette is a tart with a buttery crust and a savory filling. To prepare the galette, you'll need to make the buttery pastry dough first and then cook the filling. The filling consists of porcini and chanterelle mushrooms, onions, herbs, and asiago, parmesan, and mozzarella cheeses.

The whole process takes about an hour, including baking. This golden-brown baked beauty makes the perfect main dish paired with a hearty glass of wine.

Roasted Mushroom Salad

Get cremini mushrooms, onion, olive oil, spinach, kale, walnuts, avocado, and pears to create the perfect side dish. You can improvise with what you have at home or in your garden if you don't have all of them at once. No walnuts? Then pecans will do. No kale? Grab some lettuce or any other leafy greens from your garden.

The dressing is a simple mix of pantry must-haves, such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, sea salt, pepper, garlic, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard. This salad pairs perfectly with a savory main dish or can be enjoyed as the main course.

Mushroom and White Wine Soup

We've covered side dishes, salads, and main courses, but here's a soup recipe you'll enjoy on a cloudy day. The recipe calls for a medley of mushrooms, unsalted butter or extra-virgin olive oil, onion, garlic, thyme, dry white wine, dried porcini mushrooms, vegetable stock or chicken stock, heavy whipping cream or plant-based thick cream, and chopped chives.

See how you can decide to make this vegetarian or vegan along the way. The result is a thick soup with a burst of flavor that's comforting and delicious.

Final thoughts

Mushrooms are amazing, chameleon-like ingredients well-loved in all diets for their versatility in dishes. They can be the main course or the side dish, the star ingredient or one of many — it all depends on your recipe creativity!





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