Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Magical Mushrooms

I had no idea I was missing out on these little fungi friends until I visited Manu's Menu.  Her Pappardelle with porcini mushrooms has such vibrant flavor and yet it takes less than 30 minutes to prep (there really is no prep) and cook.  The only kicker is finding fresh or frozen Porcinis is next to impossible, however dried Porcinis seem to be much easier to obtain.  When it came time to add the mushrooms I added a splash of warm water to moisten them and this worked just fine.  If you want to mail order fresh or frozen Porcinis there are two sites I found (see below) and both have ringing endorsements from many trusted sites I visit.  This dish is now a dinner staple in our house and I bet you will soon be saying the same.

Domestic Porcinis
Market of Delicacies- Frozen
Market of Delicacies- Fresh
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  1. @Cajunlicious It was amazingly tasty, and so simple! I got a tip from a friend, soak the dried porcinis for about 20 min or so first to reconstitute before using. I'm going to try this next time and I'll update!