The chanterelles are a species of edible mushrooms that the Romans already consumed, in fact they are the most common mushrooms in kitchens everywhere.
1.Where do chanterelles grow?
The chanterelles is a species that can easily grow in different areas of Spain and it is very common to find it in autumn, always in young pine forests, in areas with little vegetation, in areas of humidity and abundant rain.
2.What do they look like?
The chanterelles are a very striking orangey colour between the greyish and brownish tones of the soil. They should be cut from the base with a knife or razor and treated with care so as not to break the hat and if they rust, they lose their colouring. The typical wicker basket is very suitable for transport.
3.Are they healthy?
The chanterelles are an excellent ingredient for a multitude of recipes and are also very beneficial for health, for example, they promote the formation of antibodies, red and white blood cells, increase defences, and help to combat stress, migraines, cholesterol and even constipation.
4.How can I cook them?
Before you start cooking any dish with chanterelles you must wash them very carefully to make sure that no parasites remain, it is very important that you take the time and care. They are one of the most appreciated mushrooms in gastronomy due to their great versatility, as they can be simply grilled, or used to prepare dishes such as stews, rice, pasta and even croquettes and omelettes. In fact, they become your great ally, helping you to transform a simple dish into something delicious thanks to their smell and flavour, which provide an easily recognisable special touch.
We encourage you to add chanterelles to your daily dishes, as you have seen, there are many advantages.