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Wild Mushroom Crostini

 

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I must have writer’s block or some thing because I could not think of anything to write about today.

But I have this fantastic quick and easy recipe I just HAVE to share with you.

I heart mushrooms any way, any how. So I would tell you every mushroom recipe is great.

However,  these crostini are really REALLY REALLY fantastically delectable!!!!

You can cut each crostini into smaller pieces for an appetizer; or in half to make 8 crostini.

Best of all it they are quick and easy to make.

This is what you need for 4 people:

About ½ pound wild mushrooms ( I used shitake, oyster, and bella.)

1 – 2 teaspoon olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1 shallot

2 garlic cloves

¼ cup dry white wine

2 tablespoons lemon juice

A pinch of thyme

Chives

4 slices of crusty bread

Cream Cheese ( about 8 tablespoons)

Salt and pepper to taste [Not pictured]

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Here is what you do:

Clean, trim the stems, and slice the mushrooms.

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Dice the shallot. Press the garlic. Chop the chives. Cut the lemon in half. Pour the wine in a cup.

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Over low heat melt the butter in 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

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Add the shallot and garlic and cook until fragrant.

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Increase the heat to moderately high.

Add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook the mushrooms about 2 – 4 minutes. Do not over cook. Add more butter if necessary.

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Stir in the wine, squeeze a good squirt of lemon juice. Add a pinch of thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.

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NOTE:  When you add the wine the aroma is simply divine!!!!  You can stop here and just eat the mushrooms as a side dish for any meal.

Lower the heat under the mushrooms. Then lightly toast the bread and spread with the crème cheese.

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Spoon the mushrooms on toast, and sprinkle with the chives.

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Drizzle with some olive oil. You do not need to use the olive oil………however, it adds a rich depth to the crostini that is simply heavenly!

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Bon Appétite
Cost

½ pound wild mushrooms                $8.89

1 – 2 teaspoon olive oil                    $0.37

1 tablespoon butter                         $0.36

1 shallot                                         $0.54

2 garlic cloves                                 $0.25

¼ cup dry white wine                      $1.22

2 tablespoons lemon juice                $0.50

A pinch of thyme                             $0.10

Chives                                            $0.89

4 slices of crusty bread                    $0.80

Cream Cheese                                $1.44

Salt and pepper to taste

Total Cost = $15.32
Cost per Crostini = $3.83

Quote of the Day

Life is too short to stuff a mushroom.

Shirley Conran

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