Mushroom and Bacon Quiche with Rosemary and Guyere

This mushroom and bacon quiche is great to have on hand for lazy brunches or light suppers. Made with puff pastry, assembly is quick and the mushroom filling can be made up to 4 days ahead, making this a great plan in advance meal.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Renee from Sweetsugarbean.

Prep Time: 45 mins. | Cook Time: 35 mins. | Serves: 6

Ingredients

.5 oz dried Porcini mushrooms
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
½ medium onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
350 grams cremini mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and cut into ¼¬inch thick slices
100 grams shiitake mushrooms, cleaned, trimmed and cut into ¼¬inch thick slices
1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary OR ½ tsp dried
½ tsp dried thyme
salt to taste
1 tsp all¬-purpose flour
¼ cup dry white wine
fresh ground black pepper
2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
½ 454 gram package of puff pastry, thawed
3 large eggs, at room temperature
¾ cup whole milk
1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
3 sliced of cooked bacon, chopped
pinch of nutmeg

Method

1. Place the mushrooms in a heat safe glass bowl and pour in 2 cups of boiling water.
2. Let them soak 30 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. When they are soft and golden, stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the sliced fresh mushrooms and herbs and give a good pinch of salt.
4. Cook for about 10 minutes, until the mushrooms are soft and sweating. Add the flour and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the white wine and black pepper. Scrape the brown bits off the bottom. Line a strainer with paper towels and drain the mushrooms, reserving liquid. Coarsely chop the rehydrated porcini and stir these into the mix.
5. Increase the heat to medium high and cook until all of the liquid has been evaporated.
6. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped parsley. Let cool to room temperature before assembling quiche. Filling can be made up to 4 days in advance.
7. To assemble quiche, preheat oven to 400F. Roll out the sheet of puff pastry so it fits a 10-inch deep-dish pie plate. Trim the edges.
8. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Stir in the cheese, cooked bacon, nutmeg and mushroom filling. Season with more salt and pepper. Pour into prepared dish and bake for 35¬40 minutes, until the quiche is golden and puffed. Let cool on wire rack and serve while warm.

Cheesy Shiitake Arugula Omelette

This simple and elegant omelette using whole shiitake mushrooms makes for a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Try it with a variety of melting cheeses such as Gouda, Cheddar or Fontina.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Amy of Family Feedbag.

Prep Time: 5 mins. | Cook Time: 10 mins. | Serves: 1

Ingredients

1 tbsp (15 mL) unsalted butter
1 cup (250 mL) shiitake mushrooms
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
3 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup (75 mL) baby arugula
1/3 cup (75 mL) grated cheese, such as Gouda, Cheddar or Fontina

Method

1. Melt the butter in a non-stick pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and sauté until beginning to get crisp around the edges (4 to 5 minutes). Transfer the mushrooms to a small dish and set aside.

 

2. Pour the beaten eggs into the pan. Keeping the heat on medium, allow the eggs to cook undisturbed until just a little wet on top (3 to 4 minutes).

 

3. Sprinkle the cheese over the eggs. Arrange the arugula and mushrooms on just one side of the eggs. Continue cooking another minute or so just until the eggs have set. Gently flap over the eggs to cover the mushroom side of the omelette. Serve hot.

Baked Eggs with Mushrooms

Recipe by Isabelle of Crumb: A Food Blog.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 10 mins. | Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs mixed mushrooms, thinly sliced (ie. crimini, shiitake, oyster, etc)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp dry sherry or white wine
1/2 tsp dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
4 eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Finely chopped parsley, for garnish

Method

1. Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly butter four large oven-safe ramekins, and arrange on a baking sheet.
2. In a large saute pan set over medium-high heat, sauté the mushrooms in butter until soft and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the sherry and thyme, and continue cooking for 2-3 minutes or until most of the sherry has evaporated. Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
4. Spoon the sauteed mushrooms into the prepared ramekins, dividing evenly, then gently crack an egg into each one. Top with 1 tbsp cream and 1 tbsp grated Parmesan.
5. Bake in preheated oven until the egg whites are set and the yolks are done to your liking, about 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately with a sprinkling of chopped parsley and thick slices of toast for dunking.

Asparagus Salad Nicoise

A French classic from Provence, this version takes its inspiration from Ontario asparagus, greenhouse tomatoes and mushrooms. It makes a simple but sophisticated main course for dining al fresco.

Recipe and photo are courtesy of Foodland Ontario.

Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 5 mins. | Serves: 2

Ingredients

1 lb (500 g) Ontario Asparagus, trimmed
2 cups (500 mL) cooked cubed Ontario Potatoes
1 cup (250 mL) sliced Ontario Mushrooms
1 can (6 oz/170 g) water-packed chunk tuna, drained
2 hard-cooked Ontario Eggs, peeled and cut into wedges
1 Ontario Greenhouse Tomato, cut into wedges
8 oil cured olives
Dressing:
1/3 cup (75 mL) extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp (25 mL) each white wine vinegar and water
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) each dried tarragon and Dijon mustard
1 tsp (5 mL) drained capers
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) pepper

Method

Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, water, garlic, tarragon, mustard, capers, salt and pepper; set aside.
1. In large pot of lightly salted boiling water, cook asparagus until tender-crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well.
2. On 2 dinner plates, arrange in groups, asparagus, potatoes, mushrooms, tuna, eggs, tomato and olives; drizzle with dressing.

Nutritional Information

Per serving:
Protein: 38 grams
Fat: 25 grams
Carbohydrate: 47 grams
Calories: 556
Fibre: 6 grams
Sodium: 500 mg

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Asian Sensation Soup

The intoxicating aroma of garlic, ginger and green onion cooking will make you wish you could conjure up this soup with the snap your fingers.

Recipe by Zannat of Food for Happiness.
Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 15 mins. | Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2 large portabella mushrooms, sliced into 1” chunks
1 cup sliced carrots
1 red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp hoisin sauce
2, 900mL cartons of no-salt added chicken broth
1 pkg (454 g) medium-firm tofu, cut into 1” cubes
2 stalks bok choy, sliced
1, 454 gram pkg frozen medium raw shrimp, thawed. peeled and deveined (1, 270 gram pkg shrimp dumplings)

Method

1. In a large pot, heat canola oil over medium heat.
2. Cook, garlic, ginger, green onions, mushrooms and carrots for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Add red pepper, soy sauce and hoisin sauce. Cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add broth and bring to a boil.
5. Add tofu, shrimp and bok choy. Cook for 5 minutes until shrimp are pink (or dumplings are cooked through).