The first time my friend from the Country Market gave these to me, I was caught between my curiousity for new things and my healthy sense of self-preservation. I pan fried the wild mushrooms in a herbed butter. We ate them on toasted bruchetta. I have to admit that half an hour later I was very glad to have suffered no ill-effects. I say this tongue in cheek, I love to live dangerously!
That first time was a bit daunting and I remember asking my culinary Facebook friends for a bit of advice. Needless to say a lot of jokes and recipes ensued and we had a good laugh, but I was very nervous about eating them though. I cant believe that was almost two years ago now.
Wild mushrooms have a vastly different taste to commercial cultivated mushrooms we purchase in the shops. The taste is smokier and more subtle. It still has an undeniable mushroom taste. We have also made soups and pasta with it and really enjoyed it.
*The best mushrooms I have ever eaten though, was prepared by a chef at The Lord Charles Somerset, at a wedding. He prepared the mushrooms in a rich, creamy soup. We could not get enough of that soup.