So you’ve been out and found a whole load of wild mushrooms, firstly you need to make sure they’re edible – have a quick intro guide here or you can look at our entire mushroom guide list here. If you’re still not sure why not join us on a guided foraging walk so we can help you?
This Wild Mushroom Gnocchi recipe is full flavoured, creamy and delicious. The best thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever wild mushrooms you find to flavour it. Wild mushrooms will add the most amazing, deep and flavoursome sauce to this recipe and the Gnocci will thicken it a little to an almost thick cream-like consistency. This dish will reflect the place you forage from and ingredients you can pick easily. Think chopped Chanterelle, Ceps/porcini, a sprig of mugwort or yarrow and whatever wild greens you can find.
Ingredients: to serve 6
Ingredients for Wild Mushroom Gnocchi:
- 2 white onions, skinned and sliced
- 400ml Stock
- 800g prepared Gnocci (I’d love to say I made my own but I often get the packs pre-made)
- 3 chunky cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped or pickled wild garlic
- 50g parmesan cheese, grated (remove if vegetarian)
- 400g wild mushrooms – here’s a list of our favourite edible wild mushrooms
- Other wild ingredients – hogweed shoots, nettle, sea aster, willow herb etc
- Heat a little oil in a deep pan and cook the onion until soft and browning. Increase the heat and add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes on high heat.
- Add the garlic and Gnocci and allow it to absorb any juice from the pan – 1 minute
- Add the veg stock slowly – and wait for the gnocchi to be fully heated and cooked – It should take about 5-10 minutes in total.
- Enjoy with a little grated parmesan.
So What Wild Mushrooms would work in this recipe?
So many would work well in this recipe, however, I’ll outline my personal favourite below
- Porcini / penny bun / Cep (Boletus edulis) Identification
- Winter Chanterelle Mushrooms (Craterellus Tubaeformis) Identification
- Girolle Mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius) Identification
- Orange Birch Bolete (Leccinum versipelle) -Identification
- Actually any of the edible boletes The best Wild Mushrooms to Forage for beginners
- Any of the edible agarics would work really well Field Mushroom (Agaricus campestris) Identification