Sunday, June 20, 2010
Morel mushrooms are in abundance on the west coast and that bounty has spilled all the way to New York City care of Justin at MarxFoods. If you have not entered to win 2 pounds of these beauties then you must need a lobotomy! I have procured some of these plump little plumpies and I have distributed them to a few other bloggers to see what they can do - and what ever they do I will be doing my very best to do better. I am competitive and I wont deny it.
I took a little fish paste (sometimes its called surimi and its various bits of assorted fish, scallions and starch that is mixed and sold in chinatown typically used in dumplings) and stuffed some morels. The fish paste injected mushrooms were then poached in a little butter until tender and aromatic.
Fresh watercress adds the right bite to this salad along with a little squeeze of lime and the poaching butter for a nice oily richness. This salad is so full of umami I am embarrassed to even mention it. Plump and juicy mushrooms with rich and mild fish paste balancing ever so perfectly on the watercress. Yup, its good.
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 1:49 PM