Wednesday, October 24, 2012
These are the first blewits that I've eaten and I must admit that I was a little hesitant. The young blewits didn't look very purple at all, in fact I never would have considered them except that they were growing close by the larger specimens you see in the photo. If you look at the large caps you can see a purple rim which is a good tell for blewits. However I still recommend you do a spore print to make sure you don't get a cort, a poisonous lookalike. There is no mistaking a spore print of a cort, it will be rust red. The print I took of my blewits was very light with a hint of yellow.
I cooked them up with fennel and a light cream sauce...Very good...Not on par with my beloved maitakes or chanterelles but definitely worth the effort.
We finally had a decent soaking rain yesterday. This weekend I'll make a last ditch effort to find some late season hens (maitakes) before calling it quits. Wish me luck.
Posted by mrsnoid at 7:02 PM