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Delight your taste buds with these sumptuous chanterelle recipes! Upgrade your meals to restaurant-quality dishes whether it’s simple scrambled eggs, creamy stroganoff, or savory pizza. Fresh, golden chanterelles offer a rich and complex flavor best released when cooked. So, open up a bottle of wine and let your senses indulge as you savor these dishes.
Why fresh chanterelles are popular
A delicate find, fresh chanterelles have a bright golden-brown color and beautiful wavy tops. Spotting them is a special treat because of their rarity.
Golden chanterelles are highly prized because they are very difficult (almost impossible!) to cultivate. They are mycorrhizal, forming a symbiotic relationship with tree roots. For this reason, they must be harvested in the wild.
These gourmet mushrooms are well-loved for their distinct peppery yet faintly fruity flavor. The best part is their aroma. Many species have a fruity, apricot-like aroma. Some give off a more woody, earthy scent, while others are mildly spicy.
More than just delicious wild mushrooms; chanterelles are versatile gifts from nature. They can be used in any recipe that calls for mushrooms, but they taste best in dishes as the star ingredient. Here, we've put together a list of our favorite chanterelle recipes that you should try.
1. Chanterelle Mushrooms With Tagliatelle
Chanterelles adds a delicate, natural flavor to this simple pasta dish, making it elegant enough for a coveted spot on a restaurant menu. Cook tagliatelle pasta, roast fresh chanterelles, and toss them with the usual pasta dish ingredients. You’ll be amazed how delicious these simple ingredients taste when mixed together!
2. Chanterelle Mushroom Fondue
Rich and creamy, this recipe combines melted cheese with fresh chanterelles. The result is a heavenly delicious fondue with an umami flavor profile. Best served with french breads to soak up all the cheesy goodness!
3. Chanterelle Mushrooms And Potatoes
You don’t need to wait for the holidays to cook your favorite chanterelle recipes. This dish itself is worth celebrating! Golden chanterelle mushrooms and caramelized onions are perched atop warm potato wedges and generously garnished with crispy sage. Absolutely delicious!
4. Chanterelle Mushroom Risotto
The creamy consistency of risotto pairs well with the distinct flavorful chanterelle mushroom in this easy-to-make risotto recipe. The secret? Constant medium temperature and continuous stirring that will merit an arm workout on its own. Perfect to pair with a crisp Chablis or an earthy Pinot Noir.
5. Chanterelle And Goat Cheese
One of the easiest chanterelle recipes to make, try this dish while you laugh and chat around the campfire. Cook the golden chanterelles and melt the goat cheese on a skillet over an open fire, toss in some bread cubes, and pass them around for everyone to enjoy.
6. Chanterelle Stroganoff
Satisfy your senses with this chanterelle stroganoff, savory enough to serve with rice, pasta, or potatoes. The best part? It's vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free. The "meaty" texture of the mushrooms make it the perfect meat substitute.
7. Chanterelle Soup
Simple and easy, this chanterelle soup recipe will be your ultimate comfort food! The fruity and earthy flavor of the fresh chanterelles blends well with the luscious coconut milk. Add a few basic ingredients for a savory touch and you’re off to enjoy a hearty meal!
8. Creamy Chanterelle Sauce
Cook these delicious wild mushrooms with cream, broth, onion, garlic, herbs and Worcestershire sauce. It creates a decadent cream sauce that tastes great on top of potato gnocchi or pasta. You can also serve it with pan-fried chicken breast, pork chops, or steak.
9. Pickled Chanterelles
Golden chanterelles are best cooked fresh. But since they grow from late spring or mid-summer into early fall, it becomes difficult to find them off-season. This pickled chanterelle recipe will preserve your mushrooms so you can have a stash ready anytime the craving kicks in.
10. Chanterelle Toast
Delicious wild mushrooms are an exquisite complement to slices of sourdough. Their rich, earthy, and subtly sweet flavors become more prominent when toasted. Imagine the wafting aroma of freshly-toasted bread and the fruity, apricot-like scent of chanterelle hovering over your kitchen.
11. Roasted Chanterelles
This sweet and savory dish ties every ingredient together into a complex flavor profile. The miso sauce mix and maple syrup create an immersive flavor while the apples and onions contribute a nice tang. Finally, the delicate chanterelles enhance every other ingredient in this dish.
12. Chanterelle Quiche
This quiche feels indulgent without being too rich. Its layers of whole-wheat crust features a flaky, buttery texture. The creamy and earthy mushroom filling is infused with thyme and crowned with a mature cheddar tang. A special, yummy treat indeed!
13. Chanterelle Pizza
This sourdough pizza, made with a delicious alfredo sauce and topped with bacon, cheese, chanterelle mushrooms and fresh basil, will make your mouth water as you savor summer’s goodness. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes and you're ready to bask in its deliciousness!
14. Chanterelle Ravioli
Simple but dazzling, this recipe features freshly made pasta filled with sliced and fried wild chanterelles, drizzled with sage and rosemary oils. The mushrooms and herb oil will blend together deliciously, releasing their flavor on your tongue.
15. Chanterelle Crostini
This dish has all the elements of a good meal — fragrant pan-fried chanterelle mushrooms on a crispy baguette, topped with velvety goat cheese, and drizzled with honey. No doubt, this is one of those chanterelle recipes that is sure to satisfy.
16. Chanterelle Tart
This culinary delight is a medley of fresh golden chanterelles, Gruyere cheese, and a classic tart shell. Serve it with a side salad for lunch or as an appetizer with soup before the main course. Pair it with your favorite glass of wine!
17. Chicken With Chanterelle Mushrooms
This mushroom sauce entrée is good for any occasion, or for those days when you just want something fancy and extra special. It is the perfect blend of meaty flavors with just the right amount of rich creaminess, plus plenty of delicious wild mushrooms.
18. Golden Chanterelles With Risotto
What better way to enjoy golden chanterelles than in a filling brown rice risotto with white wine? These mushrooms add a delicate and nutty flavor profile to this perfectly al dente risotto. Balance the savory taste by tossing in some leeks for a fresh note. Enjoy your earthy and healthy meal!
19. Chanterelle With Scrambled Eggs
Chanterelle recipes like this one serve as a reminder that mushrooms aren’t just for snacking — they can be the key ingredient to creating an infectiously delicious breakfast. Chanterelle with scrambled eggs is quick and easy to prepare, yet delivers a delectable combination of flavors that pairs perfectly with toast.
20. Chanterelle Omelet
How does this omelet differ from others? With a tasty mushroom filling, it becomes much more delicate and alluring than the usual ones. The combination of rosemary and thyme gives the omelet a savory fragrance that leaves your mouth watering as soon as you get close to the pan.
How to store chanterelle mushrooms
Have a big bag of chanterelle mushrooms that need to be stored? Make sure to store chanterelle mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator before using them. Do not put them in a plastic bag.
More recipe ideas
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- 1 cup chanterelle mushrooms
- To store chanterelles before using, keep them in a paper bag in the refrigerator.
- Chanterelles will last up to 10 days in the refrigerator.
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