- 12 medium white cap mushrooms
- 1 tin loaf of pork rillettes
- 1 tsp Butter
- 1 1/2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 1 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme (finely chopped)
- 1 1/2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
- baby spinach leaves (for garnish)
- lemon zest (as needed)
- breadcrumbs (as needed)
- sea salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper to taste
Galipettes is a classic French dish prepared with mushrooms. The literal meaning of the word ‘galipettes’ means ‘somersault’ which is named for this dish for the fact that the mushroom is stuffed with meat and turned upside down for eating. This dish is a specialty of Saumur and can be baked either with rillette as stuffing or any other meat of your own choice.
Mushrooms are disease-fighting food as they are low in carbohydrates and rich in all the essential vitamins and minerals that a human body needs. They are a high anti-oxidant food which means they help in preventing cancer and fight free radical damage. With the presence of rillettes in this dish, which is made of pork this dish becomes fairly rich and should be consumed in moderation.
How to Make Galipettes
Stuffed mushrooms are being eaten since late 19th and early 20th century but were first widely promoted in France in the 19th century when they began cultivating mushrooms for consumption.