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Roasted Chanterelle’s, Baby Eggplant And Shallots

Ready to Roast

Ready to Roast

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 ย minutes stirring occasionally, remove from oven, cover with foil turn off the oven and put them back in, let sit for 15 minutes, ย et voila!

I already have an idea of how I will use these lovely roasted beauties. Stay tuned!!

Roasted

Roasted

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  1. 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!

    August 22, 2013
    • 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.

      August 22, 2013
      • Will definitely try! Good luck with the pugs, hope they’re okay!

        August 22, 2013
  2. 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!

    August 22, 2013
    • I do too, love roasting eggplant, it’s like a sponge when fried and absorbs way too much oil. Thank you so much Katerina!

      August 22, 2013
  3. That sounds so tasty!

    August 22, 2013
  4. Delicious. I just bought a pint of baby eggplant and had no idea how to make them. I’m tossed between roasting or sautรฉing. I bought some Thai chili paste to season them with. I’m glad you posted this because now I’m leaning towards roasting them.

    August 22, 2013
    • 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,

      August 22, 2013
  5. That’s so sweet that you brought the lil pup a treat! You can tell we’re animal lovers ๐Ÿ™‚ The roasted eggplant and mushrooms sound very enticing!

    August 22, 2013
    • Yes sweet little pup is sick and I felt she needed a treat and she can eat pork.Thanks so much.

      August 22, 2013
  6. Roasted anything is perfect, the food is so soft and lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Even mushrooms and I am not a big fan ๐Ÿ˜›

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    August 22, 2013
    • 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!

      August 22, 2013
  7. Maria Stickel #

    Yummmm. What a great gift.
    Maria

    August 22, 2013
  8. Oh yum! And I am totally staying tuned — on the edge of my seat. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kenley

    August 22, 2013
    • Thanks Kenley, I have to keep my hands off those roasted vegetables, they really are good.

      August 22, 2013
  9. Oooh! They look so good! Maybe I’ll have try something similar when I get my hands on some fresh mushrooms!

    August 22, 2013
    • So good, love roasting vegetables. I have never had such fresh mushrooms before they are so good. Thank you,

      August 22, 2013
  10. The eggplants are so cute. Are they shiitake mushrooms?

    August 22, 2013
    • I know right, they are really cute, no I think they are chanterelle mushrooms. Thanks Fae.

      August 22, 2013
      • Yes, they are wild chanterelle mushrooms. They are really yummy!

        August 22, 2013
  11. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 22, 2013
  12. I agree: roasted veggies are easy to make and super tasty! Can’t wait to see what you have in mind, Suzanne! ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 22, 2013
    • 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.

      August 22, 2013
      • I’m sure Stefano will be happy to do it. Thank you, Suzanne! ๐Ÿ™‚

        August 22, 2013
      • Thanks Francesca, just emailed Stefano!

        August 22, 2013
  13. 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!

    August 22, 2013
    • 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!

      August 22, 2013
  14. 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!

    August 22, 2013
    • 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.

      August 22, 2013
  15. 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.

    August 22, 2013
    • It’s so true, the flavor boost is undeniable. Oh wow, the eggplant with almond meal breading sounds delicious.Thanks so much.

      August 22, 2013
  16. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 22, 2013
    • 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.

      August 22, 2013
  17. Liz #

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 22, 2013
    • Oh yea the mushrooms are unbelievable as are the eggplant. It was definitely a great gift! Thanks so much!

      August 22, 2013
  18. 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!

    August 22, 2013
    • This is my first time using the baby eggplants and from now on I will seek them out, they are wonderful. Thanks so much.

      August 22, 2013
  19. Delicious combination. Even medium sized aubergine with plain ol’ closed cup mushrooms is so good. Hmm, looking forward to next installment ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 22, 2013
    • I agree, I love roasted eggplant and you are so right even button mushrooms would be delicious. Thanks so much,

      August 22, 2013
  20. I love these roasted veggies!

    August 22, 2013
  21. 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!

    August 23, 2013
    • The vegetables are wonderful, a nice roast in the oven boosts the flavor appreciably. Yes, those little eggplant are just adorable, thanks so much.

      August 23, 2013
  22. 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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    August 23, 2013
  23. 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.

    August 24, 2013
    • 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!!

      August 24, 2013
  24. Yum! Eggplant and mushrooms are two of my favorites! ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 24, 2013
  25. 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! ๐Ÿ™‚

    August 8, 2014
    • Thank yes of course, I am thrilled and can’t wait to read that new episode..

      August 8, 2014

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