Slippery Jack Recipes
Slippery Jacks Over Rice
Recipe courtesy of Heather Sielicki
This recipe is for sauteed slippery jacks served on wild rice. I cooked them in a roux and it was perfect for containing their moisture and keeping them from turning to mush. We didn’t peel the skin off and they were fine; not slimy at all, but they were picked in drier times. I’ve seen people par-deyhdrate them before cooking and that can yield an even better texture. The mushroom’s flavor is quite bland but held the other flavors well.
- 1 1lb suillus luteus (aka slippery jacks)
- 1 cup chicken, vegetable or beef broth
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 4 large shallots, minced
- 4 large cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 3 tablespoons flour
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Heat a tablespoon of butter in a large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, a pinch of salt and sauté for 6-8 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their liquid. If the pan isn’t large enough, saute mushrooms in batches. Add the second tablespoon of butter and, when melted, add the flour. Stir rapidly, letting the flour thicken with the butter into a paste. Slowly pour in the white wine, whisking rapidly. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking, until the mixture thickens. It should thicken to the consistency of a thick gravy. Add a little water or broth if it becomes too thick. Add the chopped parsley, stirring until wilted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over wild rice – use whatever mix you like or make your own for this.
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