Mushroom Fricassee

Mushrooms, roasted until tender, soak up flavor and moisture from a bright vinaigrette.

Mushroom Fricassee
Photo: Greg DuPree
Active Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 pound fresh cremini mushrooms

  • 12 ounces fresh hen-of-the-woods mushrooms

  • 12 ounces fresh chanterelle mushrooms

  • 1 1/4 cups olive oil, divided

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided

  • 1/4 cup Champagne vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice or aged balsamic vinegar

  • Grilled bread, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Gently wipe dirt and moisture from mushrooms using a clean towel. Use a bird's beak knife to trim any bruised or dried-out areas of mushrooms and to remove any dirt from gills. Roughly break up hen-of-the-woods mushrooms into bite-size pieces. Toss together cremini mushrooms and 1/4 cup oil in a large bowl; using a slotted spoon, transfer creminis to a baking sheet. Add hen-of-the-woods mushroom pieces, chanterelles, and 1/2 cup oil to bowl, and toss to coat. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mushroom mixture to a separate baking sheet.

  2. Place baking sheets in preheated oven, and roast until mushrooms are golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle creminis with 1/4 teaspoon salt; sprinkle hen-of-the-woods and chanterelle mushrooms with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Let cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes. Cut large creminis lengthwise into quarters.

  3. Whisk together Champagne vinegar, shallot, thyme, pepper, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/2 cup oil in a large bowl. Add mushrooms; toss to coat. Let stand at room temperature 2 hours. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and drizzle with lemon juice. Serve with grilled bread.

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