About Food – Mushroom Chakapuli

Wild Oyster mushrooms are called ‘Kalmakha’ in Georgia and grow on the bark of trees. They look, smell and taste like oysters and are a popular meal in Georgia. In this recipe we show how to make an oyster mushroom chakapuli.

Oyster Mushroom Chakapuli

Ingredients: 1 kilo of Oyster mushrooms, 3 hot green peppers, 3 white onions, 10 green onions, 10 grams of dill, 100 grams of tarragon, 50 grams of green coriander, 1-2 cloves of garlic, 100 grams of butter, 2 tbs of oil, 300 ml of white wine, 1 liter of water, 1 level tsp of black pepper, salt (amount dependent upon personal preference), and 200 grams of wild sour plums (tkemali).

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Preparation: Chop the onions and add to a pan together with 100 grams of butter and 2 tbs of oil. Fry on a low heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Do not let the onions brown.

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Wash and separate the oyster mushrooms and add to the pan of onions. Stir and cook on a low temperature for up to 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Chop the green onions, green peppers, fresh coriander and dill. Strip the soft parts and leaves from the tarragon (discard the hard parts). Crush the garlic.

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Add the herbs, peppers, green onion and garlic to the pan of mushrooms and onions. Stir. Cover and leave for 3-4 minutes on a low heat.

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Add 300 ml of white wine and 1 liter of water. Stir.

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Cook for 15 minutes, uncovered, on a low to medium heat. Add salt and black pepper. Stir.

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Wash and add the wild sour plums. Reduce the temperature to low and cook for 10 minutes.

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After 10 minutes, remove from the heat and serve.

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Serving: Serve hot.

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Enjoy your Oyster Mushroom Chakapuli!

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