Sunday, November 7, 2010

Chicken of the Woods Pasta

The mushroom man at the Strip District Firehouse farmer's market had "chicken of the woods" wild mushrooms.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try a new local food, so I bought a pound.  I sauteed the chicken of the woods mushrooms with roasted butternut squash and crimini mushrooms in olive oil and butter.  I served this mix over my homemade pasta with fresh parsley.  The chicken of the woods mushroom tastes a lot like like chicken.  Unfortunately it tasted a little bit like dried out chicken breast, so if I buy it again I'll add white wine to moisten the mushrooms.  If you're looking for a healthy alternative to chicken, don't hesitate the try the "chicken of the woods" mushroom!  

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