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Porcini powder - where to find in central NJ

Foody4life Oct 31, 2008 08:55 AM

Well porcini powder is my favorite adder to tortellini with a simple brown butter sauce.

Bon Appetite in Princeton used to carry it, but no longer does. Anyone have a go to source in the local area? Wegman's & McCaffrey's don't carry it. Yeah, I know I can buy dried porcini's and a spice grinder, but I'd rather not add another gadget to the kitchen!

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    chefty RE: Foody4life Oct 31, 2008 08:57 AM

    D'Artagnan online...

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      Foody4life RE: chefty Oct 31, 2008 09:10 AM

      Thanks for the quick reply. Checked their site & it's out of stock. Found a mushroom place in MA online which I'll probably use:

      http://www.jrmushroomsandspecialties....

      but would prefer to find locally and avoid the shipping fees + waiting. :)

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        HillJ RE: Foody4life Oct 31, 2008 01:09 PM

        http://www.exoticmushroom.com/pgdri.html

        Foody4life, if you are going to shop online, use this source. Highly regarded mushroom farm in PA and they ship dried porcini powder.

    2. Foody4life RE: Foody4life Nov 11, 2008 10:49 AM

      update: found porcini powder at Bon Appetit. It's wasn't in the ground spice section but is now in the packaged nut section - go figure?!

      Also, both Whole Earth Center & Wegmans in Princeton carry packaged dried porcini's.

      Here's my simple and tasty recipe for Tortellini with Brown Butter Sauce. Buy the prepackaged tortellini (in the dairy section of Wegman's) & cook it to al dente and drain. Separately, melt about 1" of a stick of unsalted butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat. As the butter begins to brown, add about 3/4 teaspoon of porcini powder. Mix the powder into the browned butter, then add the drained tortellini into the hot pan. Toss to coat the tortellini and immediately plate. Shave fresh parmigiano over the top & lightly dust the plate with a bit more porcini power - enjoy!

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