Holiday season is here, and I needed to make some hors d’oeuvres to take to a party. Here’s a set of recipes using a simple French mushroom preparation two different ways. Makes about 2 cups.
2 lbs. crimini or white mushrooms, washed
3 oz. shallots, minced
1 oz. butter
As the mushrooms brown, stir to scrape them from the pan. Continue doing this until you’re sick of it, then remove from the heat. This is the classic French mushroom duxelle. Next two recipes to use the duxelles, Mushroom puffs, a great hors d’oeuvre, and great cream of mushroom soup.