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OHIO 2022 -- Summer Mushrooms

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Happy Summer mushroom hunting everyont!!

Let's post our Summer mushroom finds here.
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Shroomsearcher - the crawdad tail meat was farm raised in Lousiana. (www.ricelandcrawfish.com) Their quality, for me, is impeccable. It comes frozen and of all places . . . I find it in the frozen seafood section at Walmart. You can go to their website and look for retailers who carry it.

I've only used it for the Chanterelle Crawdad tail pie -- but I'm thinking of trying some other recipes with it. Got any good ones?

Good Summer Mushroom Hunting to all! 馃槑 馃尀
Thanks for that tip. Having the crawdad meat already cleaned would save a lot of work. The crawdads the next door neighbor lady used were also from Louisiana.
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Gregoryman - That be them!! Chanterelles for sure.
Central OH - Franklin County

Yellow Chanterelles today in Oak woods.


This woods never has any of the fist sized big Smooth Chanterelles - just the smaller silver dollar sized Yellow Chanterelles.

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The Chanterelles were lingering in the vegetation at the edges of now dried vernral pools. A few good spots were along downed trees, growing in the shadows and protected there from wind and sun. Without rain in that woods, the hundreds of baby Chanterelles are not going to grow. Typically in this woods, I find them in the open in sparse vegetation.

Take some time and spend it in the woods!! 馃尀馃槑
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This woke me up!

Today (above post) I opened the pasture gate just enough to side step through. Only problem was my shirt was tucked in, billowed out at the back, soaked with sweat and . . . . . it brushed the electric fence . . . . Yup!! . . . it worked! o_O馃槚 馃槃 Laugh was on me.
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Gregoryman - That be them!! Chanterelles for sure.
Thanks sb. Think I'll make some 'shroom soup with them tonight. 馃構
Shroomsearcher - the crawdad tail meat was farm raised in Lousiana. (www.ricelandcrawfish.com) Their quality, for me, is impeccable. It comes frozen and of all places . . . I find it in the frozen seafood section at Walmart. You can go to their website and look for retailers who carry it.

I've only used it for the Chanterelle Crawdad tail pie -- but I'm thinking of trying some other recipes with it. Got any good ones?

Good Summer Mushroom Hunting to all! 馃槑 馃尀
It just warms my heart to hear you guys using Louisiana crawfish instead of Chinese. I鈥檝e helped friends out over the years in ponds and public land crawfishing. Hard work for little pay.
Thanks for supporting our fisheries.
One year I had so many chanterelles and so much crawfish, I stuffed just about every vegetable imaginable with crawfish and chants 馃槀馃槀馃槀馃槀 My favorite was the bell peppers
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Cajunshroomer - thanks for sharing. I'm going to give bell (or Poblano) peppers a try.
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Chanterelle Heaven holds Steady

After getting a load of small Yellow Chanterelles yesterday in a different woods, I went out to Chanterelle Heaven and Picked some orange Smooth Chanterelles this morning.

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This pic below shows the underside difference between the two, with a silver dollar for scale.

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Then the work started I had two days worth to clean.

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Drying, after cleaning this morning, the small Yellow Chanterelles on the left are both a different color and different size than the Smooth Chanterelles on the right.

Enjoy some time in the Summer Woods! 馃尀 馃尀 (y)
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Yeah. Just about every one that I find in my woods is a smoothie! Thunderstorms predicted here for this evening into tonight, Hopefully another flush on the way.
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Chanterelle Shepard Pie & Charcoaled Red Snapper

Tonight for dinner, working off an excess of Chanterelles. This recipe called for 8 cups of sliced Chanterelles.

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It seems like making 3 different dishes, then layering them together in the same dish and baking them further.

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The result was great eating and good acompanyment to the Charcoaled Red Snapper.

Good Mushroom Hunting!! 馃槑 馃尀
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Chanterelle Crawdad Tail Pie (for the 11th time, today)

馃槑 Well , , , some things good are worth repeating!! (One year I made this 3 times!!)

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Above top left: chicken broth, heavy cream, Crawdad Tail meat, diced garlic, fresh corn cut off the cob, Chanterelles, Green onions, Parsley, and diced Poblano/Jalapena. Missing is corn starch that went into the heavy cream & Chicken broth & salt, pepper, Paprika, & Cayanne pepper.


Doing the cook in a saucepan.

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After baking in a piecrust , below. YUM!

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Enjoy the woods whenever you can. 馃槑 馃尀
I can smell the deliciousness with my eyes.
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So many chanterelles. Feels good to get in the woods and find something after that 1 week morel season.
So many chanterelles. Feels good to get in the woods and find something after that 1 week morel season.
Hey!! You bet, Zabz!

To my Sweetie I say "I'm going Morel Hunting" but with Chanterelles, I say: "I'm going Chanterelle Picking". I love it!!馃挏

Enjoy your time in the woods! 馃槑 馃尀
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So many chanterelles. Feels good to get in the woods and find something after that 1 week morel season.
For me, it was more like a one day morel season! And yes, I'm very happy with how dependable the Chants are.
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Chants didn't come up in a couple locations where I found them last season, it was mid July or so when I found em last year?
Thinking I'm outa luck this time around
Thunter - What county in OH are you hunting in?
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Central OH - Franklin County

Saturday Morning Chanterelles

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Nice clean Chanterelles. After I cut the dirty stem end off, they will hardly need cleaning.

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Treat yourself to some adventure in the woods!! 馃槑 馃尀
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Tuesday evening -- it is Chanterelle & Crawdad-Tail Stuffed Poblenao Peppers for dinner.

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Getting ready below to do some cooking!!

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Above are most of the items. I just sauteed the onions, then adding garlic, then Chanterelles, then Crawdad Tail Meat; then stuffing the saute into the Poblanos Peppers which had been cross-sectional cut to be squat cylinder shapes as seen below.

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and after baking, then on the plate to eat . . . with braised mixed greens below!!

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Very Satisfying!

Good Summer hunting to all - get out into the woods for some adventure! 馃槑 馃尀
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Oh, that looks good. I don't have poblanos, but I do have cubanelles and bell peppers.
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Hocking County OH

Thursday I made a spring water run to Hocking county. There were mushrooms every close by to the spring. I'm going to have to make a mushroom hunting trip as I wasn't prepared to hunt on this trip.

This beautiful "Bitter Bolete" below was growing out of the mossy ground at the base of a tree

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After getting my 50 gallons of spring water, my trip tag-alongs and I went to the Inn-at-the-Falls restaurant. In the Hocking State Park.

The soup of the day was fresh, wild Chanterelle Soup, Ha!!
That & a burger & a glass of wine and I was in heaven

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They made their Chanterelle soup with Half & Half for a smooth base and kept the Chanterelles sufficiently whole to recognize. This rendition contrasts with my prep above (post #19), where the liquid was chicken broth and the whole soup was blenderized till creamy smooth. I would guess my prep had 4-5 times more Chanterelles in a bowl and was reflected in the taste.

Still, I loved it!

Enjoy the woods!! 馃槑 馃尀
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