Duxelles

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A rich mushroom and onion stuffing or dip.

This is a Fairtrade rework of a traditional recipe from 17th century France.

Ingredients

350 g
wild mushrooms
1
small to medium sharp onion
3 cloves
garlic
1
FAIRTRADE lemon
30 ml
Zaytoun FAIRTRADE olive oil
150 ml
Fairtrade Malbec wine
to taste
salt and FAIRTRADE black pepper
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Method

Clean, stem and chop the mushrooms.

Skin the onion and chop into small pieces.

Skin and crush the garlic.

Juice the lemon.

In a large sauté pan, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the mushrooms and sauté gently for 5 minutes.

Add the chopped onions and garlic and continue to sauté gently for another 5 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper.

Add 10 ml of the lemon juice and the wine and cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated (about 5 to 10 minutes).

Remove the duxelles from the pan and cool completely before turning out into a ramekin.

Usage

  • As a stuffing for poultry such as quail.
  • In beef wellington.
  • As a dip: puree before use and add more of the lemon juice or a little sumac for extra bite.

Notes

The recipe works perfectly well with ordinary button mushrooms.

Traditional recipes for Duxelles would call for a fortified wine e.g. Port or Marsala, but would use only half the quantity specified above.

The addition of chopped fresh herbs would give a more complex flavour.