I am so thrilled when chanterelle season rolls around every year. Their meaty texture and hearty flavour are incredibly satisfying. There are so many things you can do with them, but my all-time favourite is a simple saute with some garlic and smoked sea salt. The garlic and smoked sea salt pulls out the mushroom flavour beautifully, but is subtle enough that you can still enjoy the flavour of the chanterelles themselves. I love serving these sautéed mushrooms as an appetizer when we have friends over for dinner, it comes together quickly and is absolutely delicious.
Sautéed Chanterelles with Garlic
Warm olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic, mushrooms, and a pinch of smoked sea salt and sauté until the mixture is soft and fragrant and moisture from the mushrooms has evaporated. Finish with fresh cracked pepper and finely sliced chives. Serve on top of crackers of your choice (Fresh Herb & Nut Pulp Crackers are a great choice, I also love Mary’s Gone Crackers or the RW Garcia Sweet Potato Crackers photographed above) and garnish with a bit of the finely sliced chives.