Fettuccine with King Trumpet Mushrooms, Red Leaf Salad with Spicy Melon and Pink Peppercorn Dressing, Braised Leeks
Fettuccine with King Trumpet Mushrooms
Red Leaf Salad with Spicy Melon and Pink Peppercorn Dressing
(adapted from Fine Cooking July '07 p. 51)
A little Marco Polo action tonight: Italian pasta vs. Asian mushrooms. The King Trumpet (a.k.a. eryngii) are almost mini-porcini like, so it's not that big of a leap.
The enduring cliche of vegans is that we eat a lot of salads. I'm here to tell you... it's all true. ;)
We're always looking for new ways to pump some freshness into to our salad repertoire and the combo of melon and peppercorn dressing was a big hit -- the melon was spicy and cooling at the same time, used in the dressing and as a topping (but not as a floor wax). The toasted sunflower seeds added a nice crunch as well.