The mushroom season has started and I’ve bought a bag full of chantarelles at our local farmer’s market. Chanterelles are wild mushrooms with a bright yellow-orangey colour. The chantarelle has many names, pfifferling, girolle, gallinacc, cantharel and, obviously, chantarelle. They are very beautiful, have great taste and aroma not to mention great eye appeal on a plate.
Clean chanterelles carefully with a soft brush and trim the bases. The best way to prepare fresh chantarelles is to sauté in butter with garlic and parsley and serve as a side dish, or add to pasta. Another delicious way to prepare chantarelles is to make pickled chantarelles. A jar of pickled chantarelles also makes a great gift.