Roasted Chanterelle’s, Baby Eggplant And Shallots
The other night I went to visit a very good friend of mine, her little pug had just had surgery and I wanted to visit and see how she was doing. When you go to the hospital to visit a sick friend you usually bring flowers, for this sweet little pug I brought a piece of pork tenderloin, she was happy with that.
While visiting they asked me if I would like some mushrooms and eggplant, they are friends with a Long Island Farmer and were given a windfall of delicious fresh chanterelle mushrooms and baby purple eggplant. Of course I said YES thank you!!
The mushrooms are beautiful and fresh and the eggplant is tiny, a couple of bites and you are done with it. I decided to oven roast, we all know oven roasting adds so much flavor to just about anything. So quickly cleaned the mushrooms removed the stems (kept them for stock) and eggplant, cut the little eggplant in half lengthwise, tossed in some olive oil, sprinkled on sea salt and generously peppered, added garlic cloves, shallots and some thyme sprigs. Baked in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes stirring occasionally, remove from oven, cover with foil turn off the oven and put them back in, let sit for 15 minutes, et voila!
I already have an idea of how I will use these lovely roasted beauties. Stay tuned!!
Forget root veggies, roasted anything is divine. I’ve never tried roasting mushrooms though. What was the texture like? Did they hold up? Now I’m very intrigued. Can’t wait to see what you do with them!
Oh they held up beautifully, they are meaty and soft and so delicious. It’s a fairly quick roast and they get nicely caramelized. Covering with foil right after roasting keeps them really soft. Will post on Saturday what I made with them. Tomorrow I am upstate taking the pugs to the doctor.
Will definitely try! Good luck with the pugs, hope they’re okay!
I love anything roasted especially mushrooms! I prefer roasted eggplants than fried because they absorb less oil and they have a more profound flavor! Delicious veggies!
I do too, love roasting eggplant, it’s like a sponge when fried and absorbs way too much oil. Thank you so much Katerina!
That sounds so tasty!
It really is, thank you so much.
Delicious. I just bought a pint of baby eggplant and had no idea how to make them. I’m tossed between roasting or sautéing. I bought some Thai chili paste to season them with. I’m glad you posted this because now I’m leaning towards roasting them.
Oh something with the thai chili paste would be delicous, yes roasting them is the way to go IMHO. Can’t wait to see what you make. Thank you so much,
That’s so sweet that you brought the lil pup a treat! You can tell we’re animal lovers 🙂 The roasted eggplant and mushrooms sound very enticing!
Yes sweet little pup is sick and I felt she needed a treat and she can eat pork.Thanks so much.
Roasted anything is perfect, the food is so soft and lovely! 🙂
Even mushrooms and I am not a big fan 😛
Choc Chip Uru
The mushrooms are so good, really, maybe it’s because they are so fresh don’t know but it’s really good. Thanks so much Uru!
Yummmm. What a great gift.
LOL, yes I think Daisey really liked her gift.
Oh yum! And I am totally staying tuned — on the edge of my seat. 🙂
Thanks Kenley, I have to keep my hands off those roasted vegetables, they really are good.
Oooh! They look so good! Maybe I’ll have try something similar when I get my hands on some fresh mushrooms!
So good, love roasting vegetables. I have never had such fresh mushrooms before they are so good. Thank you,
The eggplants are so cute. Are they shiitake mushrooms?
I know right, they are really cute, no I think they are chanterelle mushrooms. Thanks Fae.
Yes, they are wild chanterelle mushrooms. They are really yummy!
Beauty! It’s looks so delicious. I’m staying tuned!
Sending healing, soothing, peace, ease and flow to all pugs in need and their loved ones. 🙂
Thanks Crystal, we really appreciate the that and need it!
I agree: roasted veggies are easy to make and super tasty! Can’t wait to see what you have in mind, Suzanne! 🙂
Thanks Francesca, you are so right. Roasted veggies are super good. I am going to email Stefano for a wine recommendation for what I am making. I think that would be nice to include also.
I’m sure Stefano will be happy to do it. Thank you, Suzanne! 🙂
Thanks Francesca, just emailed Stefano!
I love roasted vegetables so I’m in love with this post! Also I love seeing a nice warn in cookie sheet, that’s how all mine looks.. I think they are loved!
Thanks Pamela, that cookie sheet could tell some tales for sure. I don’t even know how old it is but it’s my favorite. It is loved for sure!
I have never seen such tiny eggplants. They are wonderful! Chanterelles really are my favorite mushroom. I’ll keep my eye out for them…I know they are coming soon! And…I keep my eyes out for your post on how you are going to use these succulent roasted beauties!
I know, never saw eggplants like that before. They are so sweet, absolutely seedless, not bitter at all. I love them. You and me both, love chanterelles, they are my favorite. I will post the dish I am making on Saturday. I had to tuck them away in the fridge out of site, they are so good I would eat them. Thanks so much.
Roasting veggies is the best way to boost flavor! I just love roasted anything. These look scrumptious. My hubby loves eggplant too. I make him a roasted eggplant sliced and coated using an almond meal breading mix.
It’s so true, the flavor boost is undeniable. Oh wow, the eggplant with almond meal breading sounds delicious.Thanks so much.
You got to cuddle a cute pug AND go home with all of this goodness? Sounds like a great night! Hope that pooch is feeling better 🙂
I love cuddling a pug and yes having an armful of mushrooms and eggplant was fantastic. She is doing pretty good all things considered. She’s a very brave little girl.
You have the best friends ever!!! The eggplant are gorgeous, but it’s the shrooms that have really knocked my socks off. You’ve done well 🙂
Oh yea the mushrooms are unbelievable as are the eggplant. It was definitely a great gift! Thanks so much!
The baby eggplant are gorgeous – I resisted buying some just yesterday because I couldn’t think of anything special to do with them. I most definitely will stay tuned!
This is my first time using the baby eggplants and from now on I will seek them out, they are wonderful. Thanks so much.
Delicious combination. Even medium sized aubergine with plain ol’ closed cup mushrooms is so good. Hmm, looking forward to next installment 🙂
I agree, I love roasted eggplant and you are so right even button mushrooms would be delicious. Thanks so much,
I love these roasted veggies!
Thanks so much, me too!
I do love the sound of roasted caramelized mushrooms – roasted veggies in general. Taking a pork chop treat for the sick little pug is the sweetest thing – awww! Speaking of aw: baby eggplants! How cute are those. Curious what you’ll end up doing. Totally staying tuned!
The vegetables are wonderful, a nice roast in the oven boosts the flavor appreciably. Yes, those little eggplant are just adorable, thanks so much.
These look lovely, I am keen to find out what you do with them next. I have never roasted mushrooms but having seen these I am definitely going to give it a go. 😉
Thank you, I love roasting mushrooms the favor is intensified.
Suzanne, I love the image of turning up with a pork chop instead of flowers! I can barely imaging having a windfall of chanterelles, let alone having a friend who shares so generously. Your dish of roasted lovelies is just that – so lovely. I’m looking forward to seeing how you use them.
Thanks so much Cynthia, little Daisey really appreciated the pork and it made her very happy and thats exactly what I was going for. The mushrooms were amazing probably the freshest and best I’ve ever had. I want to be friends with that farmer!!
Man, so do I!
Yum! Eggplant and mushrooms are two of my favorites! 🙂
Mine too! Thanks Stefano.
Hi Suzanne. Unless you have something you’d prefer, I’d like to feature this recipe on the Three Ingredients. It’s your episode that includes chantrelles. Hugs! 🙂
Thank yes of course, I am thrilled and can’t wait to read that new episode..