Friday, June 17, 2016

Wild Mushroom Pasties


Every time we go to the Newport, Oregon farmers market I am always impressed with someone or something there. This week it was the mushrooms from the Rain Forest Mushroom Co. We bought a combination of shiitake, maitaki and scallop. To go along with them they attached three pages of recipes. The first thing I made was the mushroom and leek soup with orzo pasta. This was delicious and just what we needed for a proper lunch.


For dinner I made these mushroom puff pasties. This recipe was not on the list of recipes that they gave us. A pasty is a baked pastry typically with meat and potatoes. In this version shallots and leeks are sautéed together with a blend of the mushrooms and fresh thyme. A little sherry is added and cooked down until everything melds together. Then the cream is added and the mixture is spooned unto the squares of puff pastry. These little packets of goodness are baked 10 to 12 minutes and viola, dinner is served.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small shallot (minced)
1 small leek (green and white parts, cleaned and sliced thin)
1 ½ cups mixed sliced mushrooms
½ teaspoon fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup cream
1 package puff pastry

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 375

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and leeks; sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Lower heat to medium-low and add mushrooms. Cook and stir about 15 minutes. Add in thyme; salt and pepper. Stir in cream.

Remove from heat and allow mushroom mixture to cool.

Roll out pastry into a 12 x 15 inch square. Cut into eighteen 3 inch squares. Place a mounded teaspoon of mushroom filling in the center of each square. Fold pastry over filling to form a triangle. Pinch edges firmly together with a fork to seal.


Bake 12 to 14 minutes until golden brown, rotating pan half way.


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Mysavoryspoon was first started in 2010 as a way to journal recipes that I had collected from cookbooks, magazines, family and friends. Most everything was savory, using legumes and whole grains. Along the way I discovered a love for baking. Now a couple times a month you might see some type of sweet pie or treat.

61 comments:

  1. I'm going to borrow this idea if you don't mind. I love them 😀

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  2. This is awesome !

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  3. These look amazing Cheri. We're heading to the market this morning....you just gave me an idea for what I want to purchase there today! I think I'll make these as part of our Father's Day dinner tomorrow. Thanks so much. D

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    1. Thanks Dena, hope you enjoy these as much as we did.

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  4. They look really superb! I love the mushroom filling.

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  5. Very nice idea! Looks very tasty!

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  6. Yum, they look wonderful. Not sure if I could have waited to take pictures before devouring them!

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    1. Thanks Chris, my huband and I split one while I was taking the pics.

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  7. The pasties are just gorgeous Cheri, the mushroom filling sounds so delicious,

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, puff pastry can nake most anything taste good.

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  8. Hi Cheri,
    I've a pack of frozen puff pastry and this yummy awesome mushrooms pasties of yours definitely is what I'm after ! Enjoy your weekend :)

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    1. Hi Karen, puff pastry is such a great food item to have around isn't it?

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  9. My kind of treat! I also have a package of puff pastry in the freezer :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Puff pastry is one of the best things to come out of the freezer section, thanks Amalia!

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  10. These are beautiful, Cheri! Pasties were big in my family from our Cornish side. I haven't had once since I was growing up, though. I am rather (happily) jealous of the mushrooms you can get in the PNW. It's a little dry here for the poor fungi!

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    1. Yes, I heard it's going to get up to 117 degrees today in Tucson, yikes I wonder if you will be able to fry an egg on the sidewalk:)

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  11. Oh boy do those pasties look crunchy and delicious. We have a vender at the farmer's market here in town that grows specialty mushrooms that I buy often. Now I've got a new way of preparing them.

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    1. Hi Linda, lucky you, we love mushrooms and they are so good for you too.

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  12. Niewiele zrozumiałem, ale pysznie wygląda...

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  13. These look gorgeous - a perfect appetizer for my book group!

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  14. Cheri, these look amazing. I enjoy these pasties about every 5 years when we visit a small town up the hill. I would love to make some. It would be great if you shared these at our link party, Dishing It & Digging It every Sunday. The party is live now. Our fellow friend, Robyn joins in the fun.

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    1. Thanks for inviting me Linda, just linked up.

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  15. They look amazingly delicious. Can't wait to try this out!

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  16. Gorgeous! Your pasties look like the sort of tummies sold in London bake shops :) Shiitake and maitake are always great mushroom choices :)

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    1. Hi Kim, never heard of tummies before, they sound very interesting. Will have to check that out, thanks!

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  17. This is my kind of recipe! These look amazing, a really nice recipe.

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  18. Both your mushroom soup and these mushroom pasties sound marvelous. I sure wish my hubby liked mushrooms as much as I do!!!

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  19. Both your mushroom soup and these mushroom pasties sound marvelous. I sure wish my hubby liked mushrooms as much as I do!!!

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  20. Oh my, they look wonderful, Cheri! My mouth is watering looking at them :)

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    1. Thanks Susan, we enjoyed them very much. Best fresh out of the oven.

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  21. That looks incredible. All those mushrooms and leeks make for a fantastic filling. What a great treat.

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    1. Thanks Monica, we enjoyed them very much.

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  22. Oh! These look super delicius and beautiful, Cheri! Mushroom and leek filing sounds so intriguing. Loving this mouth-watering stuff! :)

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    1. Thanks Anu, puff pastry makes everything taste good.

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  23. I love everything in these little pastries! They are really beautiful, too. I can imagine how yummy they must have tasted. Thanks for sharing, Cheri!

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  24. Your recipe sounds just wonderful!

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    1. Thanks Christine, appreciate you stopping by.

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  25. So tasty fillings of this pastry, my mouth is watering

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  26. while i've never been a fan of mushrooms in any form, i LOVE pasties so i'm not sure i'd be able to resist devouring one or two of these!

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    1. We really enjoyed these Grace you could always stuff them with something else. Take care!

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  27. I so wanna make this! I love mushrooms so this should be on the list

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