Earthy Delights Recipe

Maple-Glazed Button Chanterelle Mushrooms

Maple-Glazed Button Chanterelle Mushrooms
This simple recipe does nothing more than enhance the naturally good flavor of chanterelles. This is my favorite kind of recipe: it's very easy to prepare, but it tastes like a rare gourmet treat. A little pure maple syrup heightens the sweet, fruity aroma and flavor of the chanterelle - just the right counterpoint to the "bite" of fresh black pepper.


1 lb fresh Button Chanterelle mushrooms
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup dry sherry
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper


Rinse the chanterelles briefly under cold running water to remove any grit. Slice any large chanterelles lengthwise, otherwise leave whole.


Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over a high flame.

Add the mushrooms and sauté, stirring, until they soften and any liquid has reduced, about 6 - 8 minutes.

Add the dry sherry and continue to cook over high, about 5 minutes. Add the maple syrup, tossing to coat well. Cook for another 2 -3 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are glazed.

Serve with grilled chicken, vegetables or pork