Saturday, 27 October 2012

Le Lactaire Délicieux


I bought these at Sarlat market this morning.  Lactarius deliciosus, the Saffron Milkcap which sounds infinitely better in French as Lactaire Délicieux. And delicious they are too.


Dinner tonight - roast chicken with a mushroom pilaf and the most chickeny, buttery gravy possible.

20 comments:

  1. Mmmmmmmmmmm - wish I could join you and Karen for dinner Rob. I did briefly wonder what a shaving brush was doing on the board but think that I've worked it out:)

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  2. Hi Anna, the shaving brush is for cleaning the rogue bits of grit and so on, it seems the best tool for the job.

    Masses of tarragon in the chicken gravy, or should that be jus!

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  3. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. gosh that sounds ... delicieux! Wish I could have a bite.

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    1. It was delicieux. Chicken and mushrooms, definitely Mmmmmmmmm.

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    1. I bet you're in perfect mushroom territory surrounded by all that woodland James.

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  5. Very nice... they are big, those mushrooms.

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    1. They are a good size, though I've seen Cepes the size of footballs - now that is big!

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  6. They are delicious, indeed! Lucky you! I like them simply roasted on a frying pan. Recipe is simple. Cut the whole tops so they are flat, spread some salt and pepper 9not much, just a bit0, dip each top in the egg, wrap in some flour (or breadcrumbs) and just fry, like you do with piece of meat. Yummy!

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    1. Thanks Ann. Sounds lovely. I like anything in breadcrumbs, yum.

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  7. Yum yum, our neighbour brought us a whole tray of Cepes last week, they were goos as well. Keep well Diane

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    1. There's a frost this morning here, I think it'll put the brakes on the mushroom this season.

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  8. I love mushrooms as part of an autumn meal. I made a mushroom risotto the other night. Perfect for this time of year.

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    1. Mushroom risotto, just perfect. Mushrooms are a true rite of Autumn.

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  9. Not familiar with that mushroom, but I'm sure it made a divine risotto! I brought back tiny jars of preserved Perigord truffes (the best I could do, but I was desperate for the flavor). We're already missing France! Next year, we may try to spend the entire month of September in France -- getting out of Paris for a change.

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    1. I's not long 'til truffle season. I always reckon good truffle oil is another great way to add a truffly 'hit' to many things.

      A month! why not?



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    1. Cheers Billy. Those mushrooms were a veritable work of art.

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  11. a shaving brush??? but thats such a good idea, ill try that with mushrooms that grow in north europ next autumn, when there will be a national mushroom hunt season :) thanks for idea!

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