It had been ages since I'd done a proper Saturday shop at the market, so I trotted down to Prahran yesterday. I wanted to get some interesting mushrooms, and Cam at Damian Pike's talked me into trying one of the Japanese snow caps they have at the moment. They each come individually wrapped in a reliquary of white tissue paper, and cost a small fortune. But oh they are so very very good.
The charming S was coming over to my place for brunch this morning, so I'd bought a snow cap mushroom and some fancy-pants organic eggs at vast cost to the management, and told S to bring along some juice and his good self. I followed Cam's advice and kept it really simple, whipping up some scrambled eggs on grilled turkish bread, then draping the thin slices of mushroom over the top, having fried them up separately in butter. To finish, we added lots of cracked black pepper from the well-endowed pepper grinder I gave DJ for Christmas.
I just LOVED the mushroom: it had a delicate but lingering flavour, with a tantalising hint of seafood (being vegetarian, S had to take me at my word that it was a seafood flavour, but he was similarly ensorcelled). Many thanks to those in twitterland who helped me identify the mushroom when I posted up a photo of it, having forgotten what it was called (see Haalo's lovely take on snow caps here)!