I sent my husband out for groceries at Plum Market – cremini mushrooms topping the list. He returned with four varieties of mushrooms, for fear of screwing up. I was delighted, albeit troubled he thought a fungi mistake could precipitate a domestic dispute. (Mental Note: No more slinging sauce-laden whisks in hubbie’s direction.)
I was especially excited with the hedgehog mushrooms, I don’t cook with them often. They have a mild flavor and their texture reminds me of shrimp. I wanted to keep the recipe simple so we could appreciate the subtle attributes of this mushroom varietal.
Hedgehogs are also known as pig trotter mushrooms as they resemble pigs feet. I’m fan of Pig Trotter Soup, which I enjoyed as a child, and think these mushrooms would be a delicious addition to the soup.
Last night’s leftover red wine will work for a marinade and I have a few rosemary sprigs roaming around the back of my fridge; those flavors will be sufficient.
Update: 1 cup of wild rice and 1 cup of farro both cook at the same time (as long as they’re not quick cook) and work great as a base for the chicken in this recipe, too. This morning we woke up to the first real snow of the year––good thing I’d purchased a chicken. … Full recipe post »
Coming off a four-week, super-intense editing of my next book, “The Welcome Home Diner”, a contemporary novel about two women opening a diner on Detroit’s east side. I get why writers isolate themselves during the process. I was assigned a well-seasoned editor determined to squeeze the best book that she could out of me. The verdict will be in the hands of … Full recipe post »
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