Wild Mushroom Quesadilla
(bluefoot mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, black beans, tomato, lettuce, fyh soy cheese, avocado)
These may have been the greatest quesadillas we've ever had -- every item was in harmony, and the mushrooms were spot on. We picked up the bluefoots and shiitake mushrooms at the West Side Market in Cleveland -- you know we're suckers for the unusual mushrooms...
This was also a recreation of the quesadillas we used to get from the old "lopez y gonzales" on Lee Rd. (where Rick Bayless started)... I think one of the reasons we learned how to cook was simply to recreate all those dishes we loved when we used to eat out. ;)
Although they're called bluefoots (a cultivated version of blewit mushrooms), they're usually purple on the stem, and these were almost violet. The flavor was very "meaty" for lack of a better vegan term -- and combined with the shiitake in the quesadilla were absolutely perfect.
Friday, September 22, 2006