Mushroom Bruschetta

Recipe Courtesy of the Mushroom Council and Chez Us

 

Serve sautéed mushrooms, shallots and garlic atop toasted baguette slices for an exciting go-to appetizer recipe.

Yield: 16-18 servings

Serving Size: 1 baguette slice with 1 tbsp. prepared bruschetta

Ingredients

1 portobello mushroom, stem removed, and cut into small pieces
handful of oyster mushrooms, on the smaller side, or slice larger ones into stems
2 small garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup high quality balsamic vinegar
1 baguette sliced thinly
olive oil
1 large garlic clove

Directions

Heat oven to broil.  Rub each slice of baguette with the large piece of garlic. Using a pastry brush lightly coat each slice with some olive oil. Toast in the oven until golden.  Remove and set aside.

Gently heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan over low heat, add the shallots and minced garlic, slowly cook until caramelized in color;  about 10 minutes.  Add the portobello mushroom, and cook until lightly browned; about 5 minutes.  Add the oyster mushrooms, stir, and cook for another 3 minutes. Add the thyme and season with some black pepper.

Remove the mushrooms from the pan and set aside in a bowl.  Add the balsamic vinegar to the frying pan, and bring to medium heat.  Using a wooden spoon, keep stirring until reduced in half, about 4 minutes.  Lower the heat, and stir the mushrooms and their juices into the reduction.  Serve on the slices of toasted baguette.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 70; Total Fat: 1.5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 120mg; Protein: 2g; Total Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 1g

 

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