Friday, August 29, 2014

FFWD - Chanterelles with Napa and Nuts - Sort of



For our final August French Friday with Dorie recipe, we were to make Chanterelles with Napa and Nuts.  Luckily Dorie said any mushrooms were OK, as Chanterelles are not common in this part of the world.  I used white cap mushrooms instead.

However, in the spirit of Cher, I didn't stop there.  I swapped Napa for drumhead cabbage (because it was a quarter of the price), and I swapped hazelnuts for walnuts (because that is what I had).

This was such a delicious, interesting way to serve mushrooms.  It was so easy, and so much more tasty than just frying mushrooms in butter.

To see what the other Doristas thought of this dish, visit the LYL section of the website.

16 comments:

Hotly Spiced said...

I was wondering if you'd been able to find chanterelles in Oz. I often see recipes using them but I've never been able to find them. Looks like you made some great substitutions with this recipe xx

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I want to give this a go now! :D And it sounds wonderfully versatile which I like :D

Liz Berg said...

Yeah, I couldn't find chanterelles, either. It's good to know this is an easily adapted recipe!

Cher Rockwell said...

No chanterelles here either.
Thank goodness rule following isn't a requirement of cooking along :-)
Hazelnuts sound like a really good addition to this dish.

Diane Zwang said...

Glad you enjoyed this one. I did a make-up instead.

oneexpatslife.com said...

I was thinking you might have issues finding them. Even here they are quite seasonal and you will never find them any other time of year. Oh well, your version looks absolutely delicious.

Nana said...

This was a really good recipe, and we enjoyed it.
I am planning on using the leftovers on top of some cooked rice, which "might" be an interesting dish.

Mary Hirsch said...

Glad you could make this recipe work for you. I suspect you do have mushrooms in Australia, right, and that they are just not available now because of the weather. I am curious so will google that after I finish my comments this afternoon.

dentistvschef said...

wow, looks simply delicious and the tittle seducing my taste buds already

2paw said...

That does look interesting and yummy. Wombok, which I think is the same as Napa,was only $2-50 this week. I bought six because The Labradors eat them!!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Cindy, yes, our wombok is the US Napa cabbage. I shopped at a Coles Express when I made this a few weeks ago, and the wombok was $6!

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

what a great looking dish, looks like it is very adaptable. We can pick chanterelles where we are but the weather has to be just right, usually after a couple of days of rain.

Kathy said...

I couldn’t find the chanterelles either! I used shiitake and loved it! Love your substitutions! Have a great weekend!

Betsy said...

Wombok! Love it! I used different mushrooms as well. I'm happy to discover a new way to serve mushrooms. I'm glad you liked it too.

Teresa said...

I used savoy cabbage instead of napa, because the napa has been looking rather wilted and sad in the stores of late. I think almost any mushrooms and cabbage would work for this dish, really. I agree with you, as well, that this is a great way to enjoy mushrooms. I'll definitely be making it again.

Kayte said...

Oh, this recipe with cabbage and nuts and mushrooms looks so good, better get out that book and mark that one...I love love love anything with Napa Cabbage! Looks delicious in your photo and good to hear your subs and how that all worked. Good options.