Mediterranean Chanterelle and Brezen Panzanella

We are in the middle of chanterelle season and I’m just getting started with my amazing Pfifferling recipes. We all know how to cook traditional chanterelle recipes like chanterelle goulash, risotto or pasta with chanterelles. So I would like to give you an inspiration how you are going to use your precious finds from the forrest. One of my favourite summer dishes is Panzanella, a traditional bread salad with tomatoes from Tuscany. It’s the base for my mediterranean chanterelle and Brezen Panzanella with heriloom tomatoes. Instead of ciabatta I used Brezen made from lye dough.

 I love the combination of chanterelles, tomatoes and good quality olive oil. I’ve use 4 different kinds of heirloom tomatoes, all from my balcony garden! If you don’t have tomatoes from your own garden, try to buy ripe and tasty tomatoes. Same with olive oil, buy some good quality olive oil which you use for salads and stuff. It makes a huge difference!

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Mediterranean Chanterelle and Brezen Panzanella

Beautiful summer mix, Pfifferling and Brezen Panzanella

Servings: 2 people
  • 2 Brezen (1-2 days old)
  • 0,5 fennel
  • 200 gram heirloom tomatoes
  • 200 gram chanterelles
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 2 tbsp olives
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 lime
  • white wine vinegar
  • chili flakes
  • rice syrup
  1. Wash and trim the fennel. Keep the fennel green and slice the fennel very thinly. Put the fennel slices in a big bowl and add 3 tbsp of white wine vinegar and a 0,5 tsp salt. Wash the tomatoes and depending on their size and shape, cut or slice them. 

  2. Now clean the chanterelles. Brush and trim them. Wash and chop the parsley. 

  3. Slice the Brezen in 1 cm slices. Heat up 2 tbsp of olive oil in a pan and fry them so they are golden brown. Put the Brezen slices aside and add 2 tbsp of olive oil to then pan. Quickly roast the Pfifferling. Fry them for 4 minutes and then add juice of half a lime, the chopped parsley and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  4. Prepare the marinade. Mix 2 tbsp of olive oil, 2 tbsp of white wine vinegar, juice of half a lime and 1 tsp rice syrup. Season to taste with salt, pepper and chili flakes. 

  5. Now arrange your Panzanella in a big bowl. Arrange the tomatoes, fennel, olives, capers, your roasted Brezen and chanterelles. Drizzle with the prepared marinade and add loads of basil. Enjoy!

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