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Pine Mushrooms

The Pacific Northwest is home to one of the greatest diversities of culinary wild mushrooms in the world. Pine mushrooms are most appreciated by Japanese and Korean markets where the complex aroma and indescribable flavour have driven the value as high as $1000/kg. As with most edible mushrooms, they pack a high nutritional value, but are also good to promote strength, virility, and intelligence.

Try this recipe for a delicious introduction to the pine mushroom.

Fresh Pasta with pine mushrooms

Extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 2 lb pine mushrooms
  • 1/2 glass white wine
  • 1 1/4 cup tomato fillets
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Fresh pasta

Wash and strain the mushrooms well. Heat the oil, garlic and onion together in pan. Add the mushrooms and saute for 5 minutes, then wet with the white wine, let it evaporate and incorporate the tomato fillets and chopped parsley. Cook for another ten minutes, adjust for salt and pepper, then use to dress the cooked fresh pasta.

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