Hedgehog Mushroom and Turkey Pot Pie
Friday, 11 March 2011
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Recipe from The Wild Table by Connie Green, Sarah P. Scott (Avery Books, 2010)Nominated for a 2011 IACP Cookbook Award in the Food Matters category. For a list of all the finalists check out the our IACP Finalists' Guide.
This is a deceptively familiar version of the beloved winter favorite, pot pie. It’s just what Mom might make after a walk on the wild side. All the comfy traditional ingredients go through magical flavor amplification from the umami-loaded hedgehog mushrooms, which bake under an extra-rich cream cheese pastry. The many little bits of ingredients to make this excellent pot pie make this appear to be a long recipe, but it’s so worth doing. It’s perfectly legal to make this in other seasons with mushrooms like chanterelles or meadow mushrooms. Serves 6 to 8; Makes one 9-inch deep-dish pie
For the crust
- 3 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling out dough
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large egg, beaten
Place the cream cheese and butter in the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Sift the flour and salt into a small bowl and add to the cream cheese mixture. Beat on medium speed until just combined.
Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and quickly gather it into a ball. Flatten the ball slightly, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator 30 minutes before rolling out.
For the turkey broth
- 2 turkey wings (about 2 pounds)
- 1 medium onion, cut into quarters
- 1 medium carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 1 celery stalk, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 4 fresh thyme sprigs
- 2 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
- 1 bay leaf
Place the turkey wings, onion, carrot, celery, thyme, parsley, and bay leaf in a large stockpot. Add 3 quarts cold water and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 2 hours.
Strain through a colander into a large bowl, reserving the turkey wings and discarding the vegetables. Remove the meat from the wings. Cut it into 1/2-inch pieces and set aside. Skim the fat from the broth. You should have about 1 1/2 quarts turkey broth.
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