Dried Chanterelle Ideas
Got some dried chanterelles as a gift. Never cooked with them before so got a bit creative. Chopped them up and put in a tea cup and covered with boiling water and let sit for fifteen minutes. Added them and the liquid to mashed potatoes with some olive oil, pink pepper ( another gift ) and salt. The end product was fantastic. Other ideas for the remaining chanterelles would be appreciated.
Capones in Somerville sells a wild mushroom pasta that I use to make a mushroom lasagna. I fill it with a duxelle that I make with wild and regular mushrooms that I saute with garlic and shallots. I reduce the soaking liquid on the mushrooms and then add and reduce heavy cream. I layer the pasta with the duxelle and gruyere. It is pretty rich but very yummy.
Dried mushrooms are always a great gift. I've never actully had dried chanterelles, other dried mushrooms, sure, but not chanterelles. Here are a few links with further recipe ideas for you. Risotto sounds like a good way to use them:
Risotto is my favourite way - remember to keep the mushroom stock to use in the risotto.
You can use dried chanterlles in a duxelles mixture.
I recently had a savoury bread pudding with reconstituted chanterelles and old cheddar which was excellent.
They are yummy in various dressings, too.