hen of the woods


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hen of the woods

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On the latest menu are dishes such as oyster with cucumber, ginger, and caviar, sea bass with asparagus and mussels, and lamb with hen of the woods and lovage.
MEATY MUSHROOM STEW (Serves 6) THIS mushroom stew is rich, meaty-tasting, and delicious, thanks to a mix of mushrooms, including hen of the woods varieties, which lend a chicken-y texture and incredible flavour to this cold-weather delight.
INGREDIENTS: 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 2 onions, finely chopped 1 small shallot, halved and finely chopped 2 sticks celery, finely chopped 1 large carrot, finely chopped 300g (10oz) tiny white button mushrooms, halved 225g (8oz) hen of the woods mushrooms, sliced 225g (8oz) fresh chanterelle mushrooms, sliced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp sea salt, plus more to taste 1/2tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste 1 tbsp sweet Hungarian paprika 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp dried dill 2 tbsp plain flour 720-960ml (1 pint 4fl oz-13/4 pints) mushroom stock 240ml (8fl oz) dry red wine 1 large Desiree potato, peeled and diced 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar METHOD: 1.
Last fall, my dad found a woodland beauty that we'd not seen or eaten before: a hen of the woods, or better known as a maitake mushroom.