Friday, October 24, 2014

just one good ingredient

Some things need to be left as they are.  Raw.  Like these ovoli mushrooms.  With just a few more ingredients and the minimum of efforts you’ll enjoy an extremely simple dish that proves how just one good ingredient does it all.
Ovoli are the only mushrooms I love to use raw because I truly find they speak words of deliciousness.  I do realize that not everyone is lucky to come across these charms, I'm not even sure they can be found anywhere else other than Italy.  There are, however, a lot of mushroom varieties around that I don't even know about and that can surely substitute these precious ovoli.

The point is, they need to be fresh, wild, edible, earthy flavoursome mushrooms and immensely delectable the very moment you bite in to them raw.  
Ovoli Mushroom Salad

Clean the mushrooms with a damp cloth.  Slice, not too thin not too thick, add some greens like rucola or baby spinach, anything fresh and tender will do.  Add some parmesan scales, dress with freshly squeezed lemon juice and drizzle some good olive oil, season with salt and pepper to taste.

It's Friday, enjoy the weekend <3


  1. Mooolto fortunata! Li ho visto spesso in rete ma qui, dalle mie parti, non li trovo. Non trovo molti altri tipi di funghi, ad esempio i finferli o spesso anche i porcini. Assurdo vero!!!! Ripeto spesso che dovrei davvero decidermi a cambiare zona :-) Un abbraccio Elvira e buon fine settimana!!!

    1. E' difficile trovare questi funghi anche da queste parti ma da quando ho individuato un "fungarolo" (colui che li raccoglie e vende), non lo mollo piĆ¹! Buon fine settimana anche a te (E' arrivato il freddo brrrrr) :*

  2. I wish we could find such mushrooms here in the U.S. We don't even have access to fresh porcini. When they do show up in high-end grocery stores they are prohibitively expensive. Mushroom foraging is a skill I'd love to learn. Maybe one day.

    1. Maybe one day, you and I will forage together. In Abruzzo, and with a personal trainer, I know very well. My son :-)