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Melted Brie Porchini & Shiitake Fondue

Melted Brie Porchini & Shiitake Fondue

Recipe Courtesy of All Seasons Mushrooms

Prep Time 20 mins.
Cook Time 15 mins.

method method

Bring 1 cup water to boil in small saucepan. Add porcini mushrooms. Remove from heat and let stand until mushrooms soften, about 20 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer porcini to work surface. Coarsely chop porcini. Reserve porcini and soaking liquid.

Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add shiitake mushrooms and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add shallot; sauté 1 minute. Add porcini and soaking liquid, leaving any sediment from liquid behind. Increase heat to high. Simmer until liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. (Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover and chill.)

Toss Brie with cornstarch in large bowl to coat. Add wine to mushrooms. Bring to simmer over medium heat. Add cheese to mushrooms in 3 batches, whisking after each addition until cheese melts before adding more. Continue whisking until mixture is smooth and just begins to simmer (do not boil). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer fondue to fondue pot. Set pot over candle or canned heat burner. Serve with chicken, vegetables and bread.

Ingredients Ingredients

1 cup


250 mL

1 oz.

dried porcini mushrooms

30 g

2 tbsp


25 mL

1 tsp

fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, finely chopped

250 g

2 tbsp

chopped shallot

25 mL

1 lb. ripe Brie cheese, well chilled, rind trimmed, cheese cut into 1/2-inch pieces 500 g
2 tbsp cornstarch 25 mL
1 cup dry white wine 250 mL

Bite-size pieces of cooked chicken, steamed quartered small red-skinned potatoes, steamed asparagus or green beans, and bite-size pieces of French bread or focaccia