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I cannot find porcini mushrooms

Is there a substitute I can use for the rosemary porcini beef tenderloin. Can I use portobello mushrooms

asked by Jmorel1217 over 4 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

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added over 4 years ago

Can you find any other kind of dried mushroom? If so, that would be best -- and pretty much any kind will work.

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added over 4 years ago

Have you tried looking in the Frozen section. My grocery store now carries a frozen Porcini product have not tried it but you might check it out.

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added over 4 years ago

Unless you are lucky enough to be in Tuscany during the season, I suggest looking for dried vacuum pack bags at a good Italian deli. Ask, if you cannot see them.

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added over 4 years ago

Thanks guys but I ended up using dried portobello and shiitake mushrooms. I'm not a mushroom lover, so I don't really know the difference. But it was a success. This is such a delicious rub. My guest had seconds, they were very impressed! I'm definetly make this again. Hopefully next time I'll find porcini mushrooms :-)

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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 4 years ago

For future reference, porcini is the Italian name for the Boletus edulis. It is also called cepe in France and Steinpilz in Germany. it is used in Poland as well, but I don't klnow what it is called there. Knowing the porcini's various names may make finding it easier.

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