Fresh Chanterelles from France
Golden yellow mushrooms
Chanterelle mushrooms, also called girolles in French, are sought-after by chefs everywhere for their distinct and delicious flavor, and great texture.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
These chanterelles from France are a beautiful golden yellow color with wavy tops. These mushrooms are delicate and delicious, with a velvety mouthfeel. It has a beautiful flavor—peppery, buttery, with earthy woodsy notes.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Chanterelle mushrooms are called girolles in France, and they can be used in so many different ways. Put them in your pastas; they work well with creamy sauces. Or roast them and include them in your salads. You can also have them for breakfast, combined with arugula and fresh herbs for a hearty omelet.
The easiest, and tastiest, way to prepare them is to simply cook them in butter. This allows the chanterelles to truly shine. Simply sprinkle the mushrooms with a bit of lemon juice. Then, in a large pan, melt some good quality butter (we suggest Echire). Add in the girolles, and cook on medium heat until browned (around 10 minutes). Make sure to keep stirring the mushrooms with a wooden spoon regularly. Add in diced shallots, chopped parsley, and minced garlic. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Cover the pan, and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Serve as a side, with salad, mashed potatoes, polenta, or eggs.
GOLDEN AND GOOD FOR YOU
Mushrooms are a great source of health benefits, and chanterelles are no different. They’re loaded with vitamins and minerals, like vitamin B and D, and potassium. Chanterelles are also high in fiber, and contain very little fat and very few calories, making them great for weight loss. They also have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in treating and preventing arthritis and other chronic illnesses.
Ideally, chanterelles must be used immediately. If not using immediately, keep your chanterelles in an airtight container lined with paper towels. Change the paper towels regularly. Keep refrigerated, and use within 10 days.