Cremini truffles

Very Simple Recipe: Chanterelles and Cremini with Truffles

A vegetable side dish based on trifoliated chanterelles and cremini mushrooms is a perfect and ideal choice especially for meat dishes, but it is also a unique condiment for salads, pasta, and pizza. It is a simple but delicious recipe, which combines the particular flavor of chanterelle and cremini mushrooms and with that of garlic and parsley, and accompanies them with the delicate aftertaste of bay leaves.

Preparing this dish is really very easy and fast but, before starting, it is right that you know what to expect: mushrooms can give value to every dish, satisfaction to our palate, and important beneficial effects to our body. Therefore, it is useful to know this food a little more in-depth, don’t you think?

Chanterelle mushrooms and cremini mushrooms: taste is not everything…

Chanterelle mushrooms and cremini mushrooms

These plant organisms are truly unique. They grow in forests and wet meadows and need very little to pop out of the ground, both in terms of timing and resources. In fact, they can emerge just days after the last rain…and even inland completely ruined by fire. Little time and little need, however, give birth to a very special organism.

By choosing the recipe for chanterelles and cremini truffle mushrooms, we have at our disposal nutrients that should not be underestimated. In fact, mushrooms contain high levels of selenium, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5. Despite this, they are low-calorie foods. This is due to the composition: a lot of water (88%-92%), accompanied by minimal levels of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

During the years, mushrooms have been the subjects of many studies, allowing us to discover that we are dealing with valid natural antibiotics, with vegetable organisms that have interested anti-tumor, antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. Their consumption can help us strengthen our immune defenses, fight inflammation, lower cholesterol levels, and treat anemia.

From cognitive function to diabetes management and prevention

Numerous research studies have revealed that these foods can be good for bones, improve blood pressure, and cognitive function. As for diabetes, know that these organisms offer a good supply of natural insulin and enzymes that help the body in the breakdown of sugars and starches, thus contributing to the prevention and management of this condition.

In practice, preparing and tasting chanterelle and cremini mushrooms means pampering oneself and indulging in an interesting culinary experience, but also doing good to our wellness in general, also favoring the prevention from pathologies and various problems in an incisive and effective way.

Then, we must also consider the presence of garlic – a food that promotes our health with powerful antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects… What are you waiting for to try this tasty vegetable side dish?

Ingredients for 4 people
  • 350 g. of chanterelles;
  • 300 g. of cremini or champignons;
  • 1 large garlic clove;
  • 3 bay leaves;
  • ½ glass of white wine;
  • salt to taste;
  • 2 spoons of extra virgin olive oil.

Preparation

Clean the chanterelles and cremini well, removing all the soil and other impurities with the help of a small knife or a cloth. If the chanterelles are small, leave them whole; if they are large, chop them roughly and slice the cremini. Crush the garlic and fry briefly in a pan with 2-3 tablespoons of oil.

Add the chanterelles and fry for a few minutes, then add the mushrooms and the bay leaves. Let the vegetation water coming out from the mushrooms evaporate and then add the white wine. Add a little bit of salt. Let it cook for a few more minutes.

Note for celiac or gluten-sensitive people

Always check that the ingredients you use in the preparation of your gluten-free recipes. They must be suitable for celiac and gluten-sensitive people, so check the crossed-out ear of corn, the presence on the AIC handbook, or the indications on the manufacturer’s label.

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