Traditional recipes

White Asparagus Tips and Smoked Hen of the Woods Mushrooms in Porcini Oil and Garlic Dust

White Asparagus Tips and Smoked Hen of the Woods Mushrooms in Porcini Oil and Garlic Dust

Looking for a dish that isn't centered around meat? This may be for you

Mushrooms and white asparagus in a mushroom sauce... get ready for some incredible umami.

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Ingredients

For the marinade:

  • 1 Tablespoon porcini oil
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt
  • apple cider vinegar

For the salad:

  • 1 pint of Maitake mushroom
  • 1 pint of hen of the woods mushrooms
  • 1 pint of beech mushroom
  • 2o pieces of whole white asparagus
  • 3 Tablespoons kosher salt

For the cream of asparagus:

  • 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 large diced potatoes (boiled)
  • 1 Teaspoon porcini dust
  • smoked salt, such as Maldon salt, to taste
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced, fried, and ground