MUSHROOMS, Mushrooms, mushrooms: In all 8 Celtic Nations there is a massive love affair with mushrooms. References of the Celts love affair with mushrooms can be found from where the author J.R.R. Tolkien first referred to
According to the Oxford press, mushrooms have been consumed by the Celts since their earliest origins near Hallstatt, Austria in the 8th Century BCE. There is even a theory that the people who first built the ancient Dolmans on the west coast of Ireland ate mushrooms along with oysters. The real science behind growing mushrooms commercially started in the 1600s when French agriculturist Olivier de Serres described a method of how “mushrooms could be grown in a controlled way by transplanting their mycelia.” This was demonstrated in 1678 to the French Academie des Sciences
On a nutritional aspect, mushrooms are “low in calories, cholesterol, fat and sodium yet packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They’re also a good source of easily absorbed,
1 lb of Mushrooms whole
3⁄4 c up of Butter
½ cup of finely chopped Walnuts
1⁄3 cup of chopped Shallots
1⁄3 cup of Bread Crumbs
½ tsp Thyme
¼ tsp White Pepper
Step 1 . Place the chopped Shallots in a sauce pan with 1/2 a cup of butter.
Step 2. Break off the Stem from the Mushrooms and using only half of them, chop up finely
Step 3. Place the chopped stems in the
Step 4. In a fry pan melt the remaining butter and gently cook the mushroom caps. When they are evenly coated with butter remove and pinch the mixture into the Mushroom caps serve warm.
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