Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wild Mushrooms with Chive Hollandaise on Sourdough



While I've never hidden my love of mushrooms, when I look back at some of my older posts it was quite shocking how much I used them in my recipes. I won't apologize but I vowed to move along and eat them in secret and not bore my readers with yet another mushroom dish. Alas, with this wonderful recipe, I broke that vow and felt that I had to share. The star of this dish, I admit, isn't the mushrooms but the chive hollandaise. Hollandaise is a rich egg yolk and butter based sauce with a hint of lemon juice, whipped into frothy smooth submission. It is heavenly, rich and wonderful but not for those cholesterol, high fat, I-don't-want-to-have-a-heart-attack conscious individuals. Once in a great while is worth any guilt, believe me. They won't last long enough for you to worry about eating more than your share...should you decide to share...


Wild Mushrooms with Chive Hollandaise on Sourdough
Inspired by Rachel Allen

3 handfuls of wild mushrooms (I used a mixture of shiitake, cremini and chanterelles)
2 ounces of butter plus more for spreading
6 slices of sourdough bread
3-1/2 ounces of chive hollandaise (recipe follows)

For the hollandaise:
2 egg yolks
4 ounces of butter, diced
A squeeze of lemon juice
2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
salt and pepper to taste

To make the hollandaise:Set a heatproof bowl over simmering water. Do not let the water in the pan boil as you do not want to scramble the eggs. Add in the egg yolks and a tablespoon of cold water and whisk thoroughly. Add in the butter a piece at a time until each piece is melted and emulsified before adding in the next piece.
When all of the butter has been added, cook for a few minutes while stirring constantly until the sauce is thick and can coat the back of a spoon. Add in the lemon juice, the chives and then salt and pepper to taste. Remove from the heat and keep warm while you make your mushrooms and toast.

Clean your mushrooms and set aside while you heat a frying pan on medium high heat. Add in the butter and let melt then add in your mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and cook for around 5 minutes, stirring often.

Toast or grill the bread slices and spread with a thin layer of butter. When the mushrooms are ready, arrange them on top of the toasts and drizzle with the chive hollandaise and serve right away.


55 comments:

À LA GRAHAM said...

You are so quick...I had just hit post! Impressive!
Love this recipe...right up my alley!

My Little Space said...

Bridgett, the way you present you bruschetta is so inviting. I love the creamy mushroom topping. Yummm... No, you don't have to apologize or anything! You just being yourself. Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day, dear.
Blessings, Kristy

Shanae Branham said...

This looks delicious! No need to eat your mushrooms in secret! I enjoy them, too.

Olive said...

those bruschette look delish! I agree with you, a once in a while indulgence should be okay esp in this case, because mushrooms are healthy.. and oh, I don't mind another mushroom recipe, it's one of my fave ingredients too.. :)

Angie's Recipes said...

Mouthwatering! I love this type of snack...actually I could have a few of them for the lunch.

Debbie said...

That is a great picture and looks delicious! My husband loves his mushrooms and would go crazy over this!!!

Barbara said...

I love wild mushrooms on bruschetta, Bridgett, but what makes this extra special is the chive hollandaise. How delicious! I love the idea.
I've always liked Rachel Allen. Her show is fun to watch.

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Love this! Great appetizer!

Audrey said...

I might decide not to, but I'm so glad you did! I love mushrooms, would always love seeing new ways to use them. I've been browsing through a book of cooking articles from the 1920s, and there's a recipe in it for mushroom toasts...so this is a classic with a fresh twist. (Rachel Allen's is the other show I watch on the Cooking Channel.)

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What a gourmet sounding recipe! Love the image

5 Star Foodie said...

These would make wonderful party appetizers, I love the idea of chive hollandaise drizzled over mushrooms!

Pegasuslegend said...

Whats not to like here, wow, that crostini looks amazing!

Mary said...

Bridgett, this sounds so delicious. This would be a wonderful first course or brunch dish for sophisticated guests. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Claudia said...

Mushrooms and hollandaise do indeed go well together. I keep thinking the chives will be up in a month ... or two. Even I, who watches cholesterol (boring, I know) must have a taste of hollandaise once in a while. This truly invites.

pigpigscorner said...

I don't mind, I love mushrooms! I like the idea of adding chives to hollandaise..yum!

Leslie said...

I would NEVER get sick of mushrooms! This looks mouthwatering Bridgett!

Emily said...

Wow, what a perfect bite of goodness! My hubby won't touch mushrooms, but I love them. I'm going to save this for the next time my girlfriends and I get together!

Joanne said...

I'm not the biggest shroom lover in the world, but as soon as you said hollandaise, I was all in! What a beautiful combination of ingredients!

Holly said...

This sounds AMAZING!!! Love mushrooms-I'm the only one in my family who does:(

Pam said...

I could eat just this for a meal and be totally happy and satisfied. Nicey done!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I love mushrooms. This looks so delicious. Definitely making this soon!

From the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe.

Best,
Bonnie

Choclette said...

Oh don't give up on posting about mushrooms - I love mushrooms and I love the sound of this recipe. Not sure I've ever actually made hollandaise, but I can tell this would be absolutely delicious. How could it fail with all that buttr ;-)

Brownieville Girl said...

You have hit on all my favourites in this dish, I hadn't thought to put them all together before!

Next time I'm having a blow out this is top of the list!!

Maria said...

Love this appetizer! I can't wait to try it.

Michael Toa said...

I love mushrooms too, and I could never get tired of them. Your dish, as usual just stunning! and so inviting. Oh yum...

Simply Life said...

oh yum! what a perfect party appetizer!

Beth said...

I would never bore of mushrooms! These look great.

Chef Chuck said...

Hi Bridgett, We can never have enough mushrooms,I love them. The sauce sounds delicious too, how elegant for a dinner party.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Do not ever apologize for using too many mushroom recipes. Mushrooms and chive hollandaise - sounds divine.

FOODESSA said...

Hollandaise sauce is a looked upon as a real treat...just as a delightful dessert ;o) Can you tell I likka the sauce. LOL

Now, mushrooms...we could be in competition here...or maybe my SIL will join in too ;o) Bridgett...I'm crazy for them...bring it on...no problem!!!

Nice pairing...Buon Appetito ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

Al Dente Gourmet said...

Bridgett,this is just a superb combination! simply beautiful :)

Cheers,

Aldy.

Fresh Local and Best said...

You are right, hollandaise is not for the faint of heart, but it is so good! I love this combination! I too am a wild mushroom lover, and miss having access to some of the best mushrooms from Fungi Far West.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Rich and lovely is how I would describe this dish. I adore Hollandaise sauce, but save it for special occasions now. To me these mushrooms would definitely qualify as a special occasion.
Sam

Eliana said...

Well I don't care how many mushroom recipes youpost as long as they are as good as this one. Love it!

grace said...

would hollandaise alone atop sourdough be weird? cause i'd eat it. heck--i might be tempted to dig into your chived version sans bread! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is a great appetizer! So flavorful. A wonderful combo.

Cheers,

Rosa

Gloria said...

Dear Bridgett waht nice and lovely look this! My type of food! huggs gloria

Cake Duchess said...

Oh don't hide your mushroom love any more...this looks so good! Your chive hollandaise sauce must be incredible. Hope you have a nice weekend B. :)

Velva said...

I hope that you do not vow to keep your fabulous mushroom recipes to only yourself :-) I love, love, mushrooms.

I am thinking I just need a good glass of wine.

Cheers.
Velva

Victor said...

This does look mouthwatering. I also love combining different kinds of mushrooms, such a rich flavor.

Have a great weekend.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh i love mushrooms keep the recipes coming this looks so so good

MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

I just found your blog and it is gorgeous. Your food and recipes are all incredible. I can't wait to see more posts!

Reeni said...

The hollandaise sounds super delicious Bridget! These look so elegant. We will never tire of your favorites!

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vanillasugar said...

anything with hollandaise, smothered in it, is a very good thing.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Mushrooms and hollandaise sounds like a match made in heaven!

dinnersanddreams.net said...

Hope you're enjoying your weekend. xo

Nisrine

YankeeSoaper said...

Mushrooms, hollandaise & bruschetta? Never apologize for this wonderful trio and yours looks, as always simply awesome. I'm soo hungry now!

Indie.Tea said...

I love mushrooms too (just had mushroom soup for dinner last night)...and chive hollandaise sounds magnificent....bookmarking :)

Domestic Goddess Wannabe said...

What an absolute treat. Makes a nice alternative to eggs benedict.

claire said...

holy cow that looks good! i love mushrooms and lets be honest.. carbs are my best friend!

Lindsay said...

These look wonderful. I'm just learning to love mushrooms other than buttons, so certainly something to file away. Thanks for sharing!

Manuela said...

Oh mushrooms! Especially wild ones... back in Italy we had so many varieties. I really miss that... all I find here are Asian mushrooms (they are good too, but different). Great shots!!!

roz said...

Mmmmm, like you, I'm crazy about mushrooms (just had a slice of mushroom pizza tonight) and picked up a variety of mushrooms this week to cook with also. The hollandaise sauce sounds perfect to add to the mushrooms. Great photo too!