Chanterelle Mushrooms Recipe and a Sur La Table Giveaway

by Pamela

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The world of mushrooms is filled with exotic looking, and tasting, specimens.  But none seem to stand out on a crowded shelf like the Chanterelle mushroom.  Their golden apricot color, ruffled (and sometimes trumpet shaped) tops and fantastically rich flavor makes them one of a cooks favorite fungi.  Now how about combining some chanterelles with some bacon and pasta for an easy and delicious meal?  What if I were to give you a pan from Sur La Table to help you make it?  And just for good measure, throw in a couple more goodies too?

I love mushrooms, pretty much any kind of mushroom you can think of, I’d be cool with eating.  Oh, with one caveat…I’m not going to eat any mushroom that I’ve gone out and foraged for, unless I foraged it from one of the farmer’s markets I go to.  I have never gone hunting for mushrooms, so I have no idea what I’m looking for, or more importantly, not looking for.

That being said, I came across these chanterelle mushrooms at my local farmer’s market and had to get them.  Their golden color should give you a hint that they are worth their weight in gold (quite literally, as they are fairly pricey).  So it’s a good thing that you don’t really need a lot of them to get their yummy benefit.

Chanterelle Mushrooms

I looked up lots of chanterelle recipes, but just couldn’t come up with one that was something I was looking for.  Plus, most of the recipes I found called for pounds of the mushrooms.  I didn’t have pounds, I had ounces (and only a few precious one’s at that).  So I did what any smart person does when they want to stretch their food out and decided on a pasta dish.  Oh, and since bacon goes so well with both pasta and mushrooms, I thought I’d throw a bit of that in there as well.  While there is a sauce on this dish, there is not an over abundance of one.  It’s lighter and sticks to the pasta, but don’t expect it to pool up on your dish.  If you would like more sauce, you can double up on the wet ingredients and butter.

Now, about that giveaway.  On Monday, I posted a recipe for homemade tomato soup that I made in a 2 qt. saucier pan from Sur La Table.  Following that trend, this chanterelle mushroom recipe was also made in this same pan.  (obviously, not at the same time)  To make your cooking a bit more fun (maybe make this for Valentine’s Day?), Sur La Table has also added a red spatula and Valentine themed dishcloth to the package.


Relationship Advice conducted a survey among 3,000 Britons and found that the average couple argues 312 times a year, usually on Thursday and at 8pm.  How’s that for specific?

Their specific findings as to what causes the dustups weren’t all that surprising.  Things like hanging the toilet paper the wrong way, channel surfing, leaving the toilet seat up, taking too long to get ready, hair plugging up the drain and collecting/saving things that seem to have no business being saved.  Here’s another shocker, women tend to get more aggravated with their guy than the other way around. (TheDailyMail)

So what things send you into a tiz about your partner?  Share them with us in the comments section.

For me its…

Leaving the toilet seat up – let me guess, you’ve never had your dupa hit that ice cold water in the middle of the night

Skid marks in the toilet – ewww….just ewww

Throwing silverware into a soaking pot in the sink – do you think it’s fun to dig through that cold and gross water for the silverware

Ending a sentence with a preposition – you’ve got a college education, use it

Leaving the car with only 5 drops of gas in the tank – do you not look at the gas gauge…ever


Chanterelle Mushrooms Recipe

Serves 4


  • 1/2 Pound Orecchiette Pasta
  • 4 Strips Thick Cut Bacon (cut to 1/2″ strips)
  • 1/2 Brown Onion (diced)
  • 1 Clove Garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Thyme
  • 5 Ounces Chanterelles (roughly chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup White Wine
  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Half & Half
  • 2 Handfuls of Baby Spinach
  • Lemon Juice
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Flat Leaf Parsely (chopped fine)


Fill a 2 qt. saucepan with salted water and bring to a boil and add pasta.  Cook pasta according to package directions and drain when finished.

Add bacon pieces to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.  Slowly cook the bacon until it’s crispy.  Remove bacon from pan and drain on a plate lined with paper towels.  Pour off all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat.

Add onion and garlic to the bacon fat and cook over medium heat.  Cook until onion and garlic begin to brown slightly.  Then add the thyme and a pinch of salt to the pan.

Add the chanterelles to hot pan and stir.  Continue to cook until the mushrooms begin to soften.

Pour in the wine and cook for 2 minutes.

Add in the half and half and butter.  Cook for an additional minute.

Toss in the spinach and cook until just wilted.

Pour pasta back into 2 quart saucepan and pour the mushroom sauce and spinach over the pasta.

Add lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste.

Spoon onto dishes and top with bacon and parsley.


So at this point I’m sure you’re wondering how to win this great package.  Well, it’s easy!  There are lots of chances to win.  For starters, the contest will run all this week (from 1/31/2011 – midnight PST 2/6/2011).  All of my recipes this week will be made using this 2 quart saucier (I told you I love it!)

For one entry, leave a comment on my posts (one comment per post will count).

For another entry, follow me on Facebook My Man’s Belly

You can sign up for my newsletter for an additional entry My Man’s Belly Newsletter

For another entry, follow Sur La Table on Twitter @Sur_La_Table

When you sign up for any of these, come back here and leave it in a comment.  You must have a valid e-mail address tied to your comment.  i will e-mail the winner and you will have 24 hours to get back to me.  If you don’t, I will pick a new winner.  This contest is open to residents of the United States only.

Welcome to My Man's Belly! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about the site or if there's a recipe you'd like to see here. Have a great day.


Jenny February 6, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I laughed as I read this post- boys are so annoying aren’t they? Moms who read your posts- please train your boys to not do these things!

K.belfield February 6, 2011 at 9:25 am

That sounds delicious. I love mushrooms and am always looking for new recipes to try. Yum.

Jinnie February 6, 2011 at 12:36 am

Hubby loved it so did I. I didn’t have any fancy mushroom so I actually used shitake, didn’t have bacon so used Italian sausage, lol turns out just fine, we finished the whole thing in minutes:)

thisenvy February 5, 2011 at 9:41 pm

I loooove mushrooms and pasta. Definitely going to make this sometime soon!

Bunkycooks February 5, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I follow Sur La Table on Twitter. BTW, that’s a really nice pan.

Bunkycooks February 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

I “like” you on Facebook and just plain like you.

Bunkycooks February 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Chanterelle mushrooms are one of my favorites and your pasta dish is a perfect way to use them. 🙂

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit February 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Hubby’s cousin finds morels nearby and I’m so jealous. I’m too much of a chicken to forage- I’m afraid I’ll unknowingly poison someone. (or myself) This mushroom dish looks luscious! I enjoy reading your blog and follow your feed. Great giveaway!

Kari February 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Just found your website through a friend’s recommendation…it looks wonderful! Makes me want to cook right now;)

I am now following you on FB and the newletter as well…thanks!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking February 4, 2011 at 2:07 pm

This looks so delicious, and what an elegant dish with those beautiful chanterelles. Thanks so much for sharing. I’m so glad to have found your beautiful blog and look forward to seeing more! 🙂 – Georgia

Sharon February 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Following sur la table on twitter @rusthawk. Thank you for the entries!

Sharon February 4, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Email subscriber too!

Sharon February 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I am following you on facebook (Rust Hawk).

Sharon February 4, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Whoa! This recipe looks divine! Yummmm…..

Radhika February 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I love mushrooms. And I love you.

Surekha February 4, 2011 at 11:25 am

Wow, those chanterelles look great! Look forward to giving this one a try.

Amy at TheSceneFromMe February 4, 2011 at 10:29 am

My husband would love this dish, especially with the shrooms!

Mike @theflavorjunkie February 4, 2011 at 9:29 am

Love this post. Love it. You had me at chanterelle and then I saw bacon. I almost passed out with happiness. I’m going to have to try this one, if I can stop myself long enough to wipe the drool from my mouth. Yum!

Belinda @zomppa February 4, 2011 at 8:29 am

What a fantastic dish!! I’d probably end up eating poisonous mushrooms too and shrink like Alice.
PS Zomppa Patty has figured out the potato recipe – she will be posting that soon!!

EATnLISTEN February 3, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Thanks for the chance to win these great prizes from Sur la table. I love shopping at their stores! I already subscribed to your emails & FB and follow SlT on Twiiter.
I also like that you added bacon to your mushroom recipe, it looks so tasty and your pics are terrific!

jana February 3, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I’ve always wanted to try chanterelle mushrooms, but I never see them. I love mushrooms though, and they look so delicious! I especially like the color.

fooddreamer February 3, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I honestly don’t think I have ever tried chanterelle mushrooms. But now I need to!

Jackie February 3, 2011 at 12:44 pm

I followed Sur La Table on Twitter!

Jackie February 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I follow you on Facebook!

Keli Rogers-Lopez February 3, 2011 at 12:00 pm

I’m following you with my feralmoans or is feralgnomes on Facebook…..

jaki chaparro February 3, 2011 at 10:50 am

we are going to the farmers market to pick up some mushrooms to make this recipe tomorrow! thanks so much for the post!

Emily N February 3, 2011 at 10:45 am

The recipe sounds great. I’m in the mood for mushrooms now!

Nive February 3, 2011 at 10:17 am

Great giveaway…the mushroom recipe looks very appetizing…thanks…

Priscilla - She's Cookin' February 3, 2011 at 10:13 am

Yes, chanterelles are the mother of all mushrooms and fortunately a little goes a long way cuz they’re pricey! Love the recipe and today’s “column” – I’m with you on the silverware in the soaking water.

Kim February 3, 2011 at 9:12 am

And follow SurLaTable on Twitter. 🙂

Kim February 3, 2011 at 9:12 am

Oh, I like you on FB.

Kim February 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

Love chanterelles. I happened across 6 or 7 ounces recently, but it was just enough to make two bowls of soup. So earthy yet delicate. Hoping to find more before the season ends!


Chef Louise February 3, 2011 at 7:22 am

I don’t know about other people but I like to read the recipe… as I scroll down each ingredient I can taste the dish… thyme, butter, half n half, wine…. i like you

Anna February 3, 2011 at 7:01 am

I have followed you and Sur La Table on twitter and liked you on FB!

Thanks for the contest!
Happy Dishing,


Caroline @ chocolate and carrots February 3, 2011 at 5:26 am

I follow sur la table on twitter! @chocandcarrots 🙂

Caroline @ chocolate and carrots February 3, 2011 at 5:25 am

That is hilarious. I’m going to be observant and see if my husband and I argue tonight. 😉 I definitely agree with everything you ranted about. Men are so messy in the bathroom. Grr…Anyway. Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

Lana February 3, 2011 at 1:29 am

Did I tell you that I went foraging for chanterelles with my country cousins in Serbia the summer after sixth grade? But, we did not eat them. They were spread out to dry and taken to collection centers where Italians came and picked them up with trucks:) I was so foolish back than:)
My pet peeve: leaving the fork in the dish with dinner leftovers, using the kitchen sink to dump anything and everything, not separating whites from colors when doing laundry, leaving all the doors open between the bathroom and the living room after accomplishing #2 – I love him but don’t get me started!

Erika February 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

You crack me up. And ditto on the skid marks.

Quyen - Kitchen Runway February 2, 2011 at 10:37 pm

I follow Sur La Table on Twitter.

Quyen - Kitchen Runway February 2, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Chanterelle mushrooms are so delicious – paired with bacon is even better! Looks like a winning dish to me! YUM!

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