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Jan 13, 2007 03:55 PM

mushrooms galore!

Alright chowhounders...

I've ended up with a surplus of mushrooms (button, shitake) in the fridge...I feel like cooking something time-intensive and highly rewarding, but that will not violate my freshly minted healthy eating resolution.

I love EVERY kind of cooking...Ideas??

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  1. My favorite thing to cook with a mushroom surplus is soup, especially this time of year. You can eliminate the cream or use a low fat sub (just no fat free) if you want to cut calories. You might use a miso broth with tofu, julienned carrot and daikon for a Japanese soup, or make a mushroom stock and add what ever appeals. I find Deborah Madison's mushroom stock in her "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" highly adaptable.

    1. -shitake mushrooms and bok choy with oyster sauce
      -stuffed mushrooms (low fat cream cheese, chopped artichoke hearts, and chives - top with italian breadcrumbs)
      -mushroom fried rice - use mushrooms in lieu of meat.

      1. my first thought was duxelles, but that's not exactly low-cal!

        1. how about Bourdain's mushroom soup? It's terrific. but not terribly complicated to make.
          Healthy too.

          1. stir fry the shitaki mushrooms with carrots,onions,ginger and soya sauce;
            stuff the button mushrooms with a veggie stuffing and top with some shredded cheese and bake;
            mushroom soup good-check Anthony Bourdain's recipe-he makes it without cream-nice touch