Fresh Oregon white truffles are now available!
Aug 1, 2011
Matsutake hunting this year has been enormously successful - maybe the best since we first arrived in Oregon back in 1997. The early rain and recovery of some of our best spots made for a handful of ridiculous trips to the Cascades.
The intoxicating aroma of this amazing mushroom filling the car on the way home was more than enough to motivate us into whipping up a Joel Palmer House favorite - Matsutake Chowder. This is our favorite way to prepare Matsutake. You can make this recipe with chanterelles, or any wild or domestic mushrooms. Today, we added a little bacon...don't judge me.
Clean the mushrooms of any sand or soil that may be left from the forest. They tend to turn a little brown in spots, so don't obsess about getting them perfectly white.
Serve hot and enjoy! Remember, if you had some help harvesting these wonderful delights, make sure to share the fruits of your labor with those who get down and dirty with you! Thanks, Chris (and Bev and Ken and Bruce and...)! We hope you make and enjoy the recipe.
There will be truffle and truffle oil-centered recipes soon to come.
Thanks for reading!
Salmon Cakes with Truffle Mayonnaise ½ cup fresh bread crumbs ½ cup Portobello duxelles (see below) ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon dried dill 1 egg beaten ...
…though many producers augment their product (truffle oil) with a chemical compound that mimics the truffles’ taste and aroma, making for a more potent but less refined taste. WE PREFER THE PURER CHARACTER OF ALL-NATURAL OILS LIKE THE JOEL PALMER HOUSE OREGON WHITE TRUFFLE OIL, WHICH CONTAINS THE ESSENCE OF OREGON TRUFFLES (It’s the ONLY truffle oil currently sold in this country containing domestically grown truffles).