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Spring Mushroom Galette

Denise of Chez Us shares a recipe for a springtime mushroom galette that is too pretty not to be shared with guests over a weekend brunch!

I often turn to a savory galette as a dinner main when I am looking for a hearty vegetarian option.  This mushroom galette recipe just happens to be a favorite around our house, and one that my husband Lenny and I created back in the cold winter months.  I remade his wild mushroom version with mushrooms that are available throughout the year at most markets, making it an easy go-to recipe for everyone.

Not familiar with a galette?  A galette is a French term for a flakey, free form cake or tart and is basically made with pie crust dough which you fill with either sweet or savory fillings.  While it may seem like a lot of work to make the dough, roll it out, fill it, and then bake.  It really doesn’t take much time at all, if you make the dough ahead of time, and place it in the fridge until ready to bake.  I often make two batches of dough and freeze half for later use.  When I think I will be on a time crunch for dinner, I take out the frozen dough put it in the fridge, and at the end of the day, I just roll it out and fill.

For a savory galette, I like to add fresh herbs in with the flour before mixing in the water.  For this mushroom galette, I used fresh thyme, but tarragon also works nicely as both herbs pair well with earthy mushrooms.  To keep up with spring and lighter meals of summer, I also added thin slices of fresh fennel, as it is also a vegetable that pairs really well with mushrooms.

Mushrooms are a staple in our kitchen, and I often have at least two varieties tucked away in the fridge for easy go-to dinners such as this mushroom galette.  For this particular recipe that I am sharing today, I used cremini and white button mushrooms, as that was what was available at the market.  I have also used portobello and shiitake, as well as a mixture of all four.  Do whatever tickles your tastebuds.  The nice thing about using mushrooms in this galette it that they add a hearty and meaty texture without the meat.  Just pair with a green salad, and you are on your way to enjoying a meal that will please.

Mushroom Galette

Tools:

  • food processor
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • pastry brush

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup ice water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup yellow onion, finely minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely minced
  • 1 small fennel, fonds removed and white bulb thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned, stem removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound white mushrooms, cleaned, stem removed and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely chopped

Instructions:

  1. Place the flour, 1 tablespoon of thyme, salt and butter in a food processor.  Pulse until crumbly.
  2. Drizzle in the ice water until the dough comes together.
  3. Knead the dough with your hands to form a large disk.  Wrap in parchment paper and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 400.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  6. In a large frying pan add the olive oil over medium heat.  Add the onion to the pan, stir and cook until soft.
  7. Add the garlic and thyme, then stir, and add the fennel.  Cook over medium heat until lightly caramelized, about 5 minutes.
  8. Toss in the mushrooms, stir and cook over medium heat for 7 minutes.
  9. Stir in the Dijon, then remove from the heat.  Set aside.
  10. Lightly flour the counter top, then roll out the dough into a large circle, about 14″ – 16″ and 1/8″ thick.  Transfer the dough to the baking sheet.
  11. Place the mushroom filling over the dough, leaving about 1/2″ border.  Bring the edges of the dough up and over the filling, overlapping where need be.
  12. Mix the egg with the 1 tablespoon water, using a pastry brush lightly brush the edges of the dough.
  13. Bake the galette for 35 – 45 minutes, until the dough is golden brown.
  14. Remove from the oven, and let sit for 5 minutes.
  15. Toss the parsley and chives together, then scatter over the galette just before serving.

Seven-Layer Portabella Burgers

Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen shares a twist on two summer favorites with a hearty portabella base.

Seven Layer Portabella Burger by Cheeky Kitchen

There are a few flavors your family already loves, so why not use them as a springboard for adding good-for-you veggies into your life? With this quick and easy dinner, inspired by the classic 7-Layer Taco Dip, you’ll have a meatless dinner on the table in 20 minutes flat. Plus, you’ll have all the added benefits mushrooms offer. More vitamins, more nutrients, more yum!

As the mom of a family full of both mushroom lovers, I love this recipe because it’s so scrumptious! It’s an affordable way to fill up hungry bellies, and easy way to cook for Meatless Monday’s, and a healthy way to indulge in flavors we typically save for potlucks, parties, and Game Day snackin’! That’s a combo I’d call win-win anyday!

7-Layer Portabella Burgers

Bunless and meatless, these vegetarian burgers fill a portabella mushroom with beans, rice, and salsa, top it all with cheese, then hit the oven for a bit of melting. Top it all off with sour cream, guac, cilantro, and scallions and you’ve got a quick dish that offers a new twist of flavors your family already loves!

Serves 4.

Ingredients:

  • 4 portabella mushrooms
  • 2/3 cup refried beans
  • 2/3 cup Mexican rice
  • 2/3 cup salsa
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup guacamole
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Gently pull the stem from the underside of each portabella mushroom. Gently scrape the underside clean to make room for the stuffing ingredients. Spread about 3 tablespoons refried beans, rice, and salsa in the center of the underside of each portabella mushroom. Top with cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Remove and top immediate with guacamole and sour cream. Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup

Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup

Adrianna from A Cozy Kitchen shares a recipe for Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup that is perfect for using up all of your pantry ingredients. 

Oyster Mushroom Lentil Soup

As the warmth of summer sunshine draws closer, there is still time embrace the spring chill in the air and dine out on the patio with a light and refreshing soup. Lentils are inexpensive, packed with protein and store in the pantry like a champ, and when paired with fresh mushrooms, they create a substantial, healthy and flavorful dish. This recipe uses oyster mushrooms, but feel free to swap in other kinds of mushrooms like sliced portabella, shiitake or even good ol’ button mushrooms.

I adore the spice blend in this soup. It’s one of those spice blends that I think is an absolute must for any spice cabinet. It’s a combination of cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, ground chili peppers, coriander, cumin, peppercorns, paprika, fenugreek and turmeric, also known as a Ras al hanout, which can be found in your local spice shop. However, 1 tablespoon of ground cumin and two teaspoons of ground coriander is a suitable replacement. Be sure to serve it with a chunk of crusty bread—it’s delightful.

Mushroom Lentil Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 pound oyster mushrooms (about 14-16), sliced
  • 1 pound lentils, picked and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ras al hanout OR 1 Tbsp. ground cumin +2 tsps. of ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried fresh thyme
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken or veggie broth
  • Salt
  • 1/2 lemon

 Directions:

1. To a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is warm, add the shallot, carrots and celery; cook until the shallot becomes translucent and the carrots and celery have softened, about 3-5 minutes. Mix in the garlic cloves, oyster mushrooms, lentils, ras al hanout and dried thyme. Cook for about a minute, just enough time for the lentils to lightly toast.

2. Pour in the diced tomatoes and chicken (or veggie broth, if using) and bring the soup to a simmer. Place a lid on the pot and cook the soup on medium-low for 30 minutes, until the lentils are tender. Salt to taste (I added about 1 teaspoon).

3. Divide the soup between bowls. Garnish each soup with a squeeze of lemon, a sprinkling of Italian parsley and serve with a side of crusty bread, if you like.

 

Mushroom Egg Salad

It’s National Egg Salad Week, but we’re pretty sure this mushroom egg salad from Bell’alimento will become a new every day staple. 

Mushroom Egg Salad by Bell'alimento

This is egg salad like you’ve probably never had it before. This classic American comfort food gets a face lift with the addition of crispy sautéed mushrooms and shallots.

The mushrooms adds richness and texture and will have you wondering why you never tried this before.

You’ll be hard pressed to go back to your regular recipe once you’ve had a bite of this!

Experiment with different types of fresh mushrooms and breads to create an egg salad sandwich that is uniquely yours.

Mushroom Egg Salad

Yield 2 Sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 ounces baby portabellas or crimini mushrooms,  chopped
  • 1/2 shallot – minced
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 6 hardboiled eggs – peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Ciabatta rolls – toasted

Directions:

  1. Into a small sauté pan heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallots and cook until softened and browned. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.
  2. Into a medium bowl add: eggs, mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper. Using a fork press down with tines until eggs are crushed to desired size.
  3. Add mushroom mixture. Stir to combine. Check for seasoning, adjust if necessary. If you like additional mayonnaise, add to taste.
  4. Divide egg salad between Ciabatta rolls.

Inside and Out Mushroom Burger

Paula from Bell’alimento created a burger perfect for every mushroom lover. With mushrooms in the patty and on top, you’ll wonder where this burger has been all of these years!

Inside Out Mushroom Burger

There aren’t many things better than a big fat juicy burger. They’re easy to make and pretty much a crowd pleaser. Not to mention the insane amount of variety you can add to them. The possibilities are endless. One of my favorite combos is a mushroom swiss burger. However, in preparation for grilling season I decided to go one step further and create an inside out mushroom burger. It’s double the mushrooms and double the cheese. You get both on the inside and the outside.

Mushroom and cheese lovers rejoice, your burger has arrived!

Inside Out Mushroom Burger
Paula Jones – bell’alimento
Yield 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 8 ounces baby Portabella, divided
  • 4 ciliegini fresh mozzarella balls
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 4 slices provolone or Swiss cheese
  • 4 slider buns – toasted

Directions:
1. Into a large bowl add beef. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Place 2 ounces of mushrooms into a food process and pulse until finely minced. Add minced mushrooms to beef. Mix until just combined.

3. Divide beef into 4 equal portions and form into patties. Press your thumb into each patty and insert 1 mozzarella ball. Cover cheese with beef and reform into patty. Continue until all 4 patties are complete. Brush sides lightly with vegetable oil. Set aside.

4. Slice remaining 6 ounces of mushrooms.

5. Place butter into a small pan and melt over medium heat. Add mushrooms, fresh thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until mushrooms have softened. Set aside.

6. WHILE mushrooms are sautéing, place a grill pan over medium-high heat. Add hamburger patties and cook 3-4 minutes until a nice crust has formed. Flip burgers and continue cooking for additional 3 minutes.

7. Add cheese slices and cover grill pan with lid to allow cheese to melt. Set patties aside to rest.

8. To assemble, top burgers with sautéed mushrooms and toasted slider buns.