Sep
12
2011

Craving Chanterelles

  

Like any true Swede I go extra nutty this time of the year and just want to spend hours of valuable time hunting for yellow, heavenly tasting chanterelle mushrooms. I used to pick baskets full of them in Sweden. Here — not so much. Not for lack of trying. For three years in a row I have bribed (forced) the family into the deep forests with the goal to find our own secret chanterelle spot.

We always come home empty handed. Instead I have had to humiliate myself and walk into the nearest, local fine food market and buy a good amount so we can save the day and have that CHANTERELLE TOAST I have been craving since the previous season!

1. Clean mushrooms with a dry brush. Do NOT wash them.

(If the chanterelles are large, slice them; otherwise leave them whole).

2. Finely chop some Shallots and a garlic clove (1/2). And a little bit of parsley for garnish.

4. In a pan heat olive oil and butter.

5. Sauté the mushrooms over high heat until browned (3-4 minutes).

6. Add the onions and garlic and cook for another minute or two.

7. Remove from heat and season well with salt and pepper (I like them salty).

3. Grill bread slices (in pan) on both sides lightly, rub one side with garlic, drizzle with olive oil.

8. Top the grilled bread/bruschetta a with the warm chanterelles, sprinkle some parsley on top and serve immediately.

 (Serve with a glass of good white wine!)

Enjoy!

In celebration of fall, I now carry Ilse Jacobsen’s fabulous rubber boots in orange (with black laces) in my store. They stick out (just like all chanterelles should – ha!!) and I personally love that about them.

 

Happy new week friends!

P.S I went to a fun and wild Swedish craw fish party this past weekend (imagine 100+ ABBA grooving Swedes). Thank you Ulrika, Sofia + the entire gang – you are the best! So many friends I had not seen all summer. Very fun!

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 56.
Written by Splendid Willow in: I Go Nuts For,Store News |

27 Comments

  • Greet says:

    Oh Monika, I also love the chanterelles!! But I have to admit that I have never been hunting for them in the wood! That toast looks delicious! So good of you to remind me of the chanterelles! I think I am going to the market for them this week!

    I really can imagine how you look like wearing the Ilse Jacobsen boots!!
    Have a great new week my friend!
    xx
    Greet
    PS The image with the fall colors is so beautiful!

  • Monika, we have never tried chanterelles. Going to see if they have them in the local market so we can try the toast. Love the new boot color! Wishing you a great week!
    Angela and Renee

  • I really love mushrooms but have never had chanterelles. Will have to try them. They look so yummy. This post has me really itching for Fall. Have a great week. Mona

  • sherry says:

    Well I must have been living under a rock all these years…I am not sure I am familiar with this mushroom…and why the heck can’t you wash them????? In my life anything on bread has got to be good!!!

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Sherry,

    Funny & curious girl!

    To your question: Mushrooms are like sponges and will immediately absorb any water with which they come into contact. Chanterelles get extremely mushy with water!

    ox, Mon

  • LiveLikeYou says:

    I’m getting very homesick reading this. My friends here always are so surprised when they hear Swedes go out in the woods with buckets looking for mushrooms and berries!!

  • My parents always talked about fall mushroom hunting excursions they would take while growing up in the Czech Republic! They attempted it here in Canada, found a few areas in the mountain forests but they said the mushrooms just weren’t the same. Such a simple yet satisfying thing to do.

    Happy Fall!

  • morning, Mon!

    have fun at the beach! think i have only tasted chanterelles in a dish ordered at a restaurant so i must go hunting. the husband and i are crazy for mushrooms. your toast looks delicious!

    visited the wonderful apple orchard near our home yesterday and will be baking the crumble of all crumbles with our fresh picked beauties. i also love the orchard’s cider and will be enjoying hot cider every morning. YUM.

    love.

    michele

  • Mmmmm, I love mushrooms and I must find these chanterelles as I’ve not come across them yet. Because you’ve got me craving mushroom on toast, I am going to make me a little snack of that right now!!

    Happy new week, you sweet thing!

    Hugs hugs
    Meera xx

  • Delishhh says:

    I love chanterelles too – what a great recipe. You know there is a secret chanterelle location in Seattle :) I have never been but many people I know go there. . there is a few SWEA women that go all the time. Also written up in one of the SWEA blads.

    Splendid Willow Reply:

    Ewa, PLEASE pretty please, share that secret spot PRESTO! I will pick some for you as well!!!!!

  • So, when can I come over and try this chanterelle toast? Sounds divine!!!

  • Can we please have this for dinner tonight? This post is killing me! 😉

  • SO cute that your hubs posted! I’d like this for dinner tonight too!
    Hugs my friend,
    Amy

  • Yum! I use chanterelles when I make risotto! I love them!!! This post got me hungry! :-)

    Have a blessed week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  • Michelle H. says:

    GOLD!!!! Welcome Golden Autumn! The tree in my front yard has three bright yellow leaves – a foretaste of what is to come.

  • Helena says:

    Jag besökte New York förra veckan och det ÖSREGNADE….skulle behövt dina tjusigt designade gummistövlar..såg att väldigt många i New York hade sådana.
    Har inte sett så mycket “design gummi stövlar” i Sverige. Mest svenska klassiska blåa seglarstövlar. Såna har jag själv 2 st i garderoben!
    Jättetjusiga designmodeller du har din butik!

    No more rain….

    / Helena

  • Oh Mon, now you’ve got me hungry!!! I love Fall and all the tastey treats it brings with it :) And PS. The boots in orange are pretty darn fabulous! I will be meeting up with Barbara soon and I can’t wait to see hers!!! Hugs to you,

    Nancy xo

  • Jessie says:

    I like mushrooms but I haven’t tried chanterelles before. And your recipe looks so delicious! I need to look out for these mushrooms when I go to our local Whole Food next time.

    By the way, those boots are super gorgeous! Love it!

    Jessie
    http://www.mixandchic.com

  • Anci says:

    Mmm, vilket gott inlägg ! Den svenska hösten är inte dum alls :)
    Hoppas att du har en lika fin.

    Kram
    Anci

  • Tina says:

    Heej Du!
    Höstkänslorna väcks till liv i samma stund jag kikar in här hos dig. Älskar hösten med allt som hör till. Ingen svampälskare dock, men inte ens jag kan tacka nej till en Kantarell- toast efter en dag utomhus. Inte så mycket höst här hos mig ännu, känns som om sommaren dröjer sig kvar. Längtar efter de friska, krispiga vindarna och alla härliga färgskiftningar. Den underbaraste av årstider. Och ett par nya gummistövlar som även funkar på stan står högt på önskelistan och jag vet precis vilken butik jag ska vända mig till:)(för du skickar väl Worldwide!!!?).
    Kram på Dig!

  • i love mushrooms and red boots from Splendid Avenue too. big hugs to you, dear friend

  • Helena says:

    Hej
    Härligt med kantareller…ganska typiskt svenskt väl. Chantarelle…är ett vackert ord. Jag visste inte att kantarell hette så på engelska. Klimatet i seattle är kanske säkert ganska likt som i sverige.
    Chantarelles i Seattle låter som ne vacker film…(-:

    Ha det gott hälsningar fr Helena

  • Charlotta says:

    I love it when your lovely huz comments! :)
    Hope you were able to hunt down a few punnets of this ‘forest gold’ – it takes so many to achieve enough doesn’t it!?!

    Here in Sweden the Chantarelles are almost out of season, or at least the ‘classic Chantarelle’. Instead I have been returning home with a whole carrier bag full of ‘Funnel Chantarelles/Yellowfoot'(Trattkantarell). Sadly these shrunk down to three small containers of cooked mushrooms.. To my (somewhat loud!) delight I also found a lot of ‘Horns of Hundreds’ (Trumpet svamp) when I was in the Stockholm archipelago over the weekend. They are my favourite I think. Yum yum!

    Sötnos, förstår att du har fullt upp men jag måste verkligen köpa stövlar pronto. Vet du vart jag kan prova ett par nära Eskilstuna? Eller behöver jag ens prova? Har kollat på Ilses hemsida men hittar inga återförsäljare. Har mailat dig ett par gånger ang detta men vet inte om du ens har haft tid att kolla mail. Ingen stress om du inte kan, men vill ju förstås stödja din butik och köpa av dig. KRAM

  • Karena says:

    Mon the chantarelles oh my, they are so gorgeous in their golden yellow beauty. I adore most any mushroom!

    The Jacobsen’s I want in cream so badly!!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

    I have a fabulous Giveaway from Interieurs I hope you will come and join!

  • designchic says:

    Your beautiful images are making me excited for cooler weather and warm, golden tones. Can hardly wait to try your chanterelle toast – sounds scrumptious!! Hope you’re having a wonderful week, Mon ~

  • Julie says:

    Nice shots, and that toast looks amazing! We have a lot of these growing in the woods near us too, I just haven’t picked any (it’s never too late!) Glad you’re enjoying the first signs of fall…hope you’ve been great!!

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