- variaas Apr 13, 2007 12:22 PM
I'm in a Iron Chef mood today and the ingredient of the day is the mushroom. I'm a vegetarian and am thinking up ideas for an appetizer, entree, and dessert. For the appetizer and entree I have a couple ideas but am open to suggestions. I'm completely stumped on a dessert. Does anyone know how to make a dessert with a mushroom?
If it was Iron Chef, they'd probably make mushroom ice cream. That seems to be the go too dessert. I guess if you add enough fat and sugar to anything you can make it taste like dessert,
What kind of mushrooms do you have?
Unless you used a strong-flavored dried mushroom like porcinis, you'd lose any noticeable mushroom flavor in an ice cream. (Which might be the best thing!) On the other hand...dried porcinis with something like rum-soaked raisins...maybe a hint of spice, like cardamom, nutmeg, and/or cinnamon...that might actually be a palatable ice cream after all!
If you're not up to making ice cream, how about a spice cake using dried mushrooms, or an apple cake substituting fresh mushrooms for apples? Again in that last case I think you'd be using the theme ingredient but losing a noticeable flavor.
does using mushroom soya sauce count? a reduction of shroom soya sauce with balsamic and sugar over a poached pear would be good.