Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Shrooms - Deal of the Day

Oyster Mushrooms
The Chef wishes he could go to Seattle more often. A highlight from his last trip was a mushroom hunt along a mountain trail in the Cascades, east of the city. My wife's college friend Jenny, and Kevin led the way, keeping a lookout along the trail for edible fungi. We returned to their kitchen with a bag full; where they showed us the simplest and most delicious way to prepare them -- wash, dry, lightly salt and pepper then saute in butter, that's it, oh, and serve with chilled white wine. A quick saute gives you the full mushroom flavor - earthy and tender. A great appetizer or side dish.

The 99 Cent Chef has been seeing fresh Shiitake, Oyster and Crimini mushrooms at 99c only Stores the last two weeks. All three varieties saute nicely in 2-4 slices of butter or a couple tablespoons of 99 cent olive oil blend, and it only takes 5-10 minutes until soft; definitely pick up a few 3.5 ounce packages along with a 99 cent bottle of Chardonnay and give it a go.
The most delicious Deal of the Day by far.

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