Bruschetta with Portabellas

Ingredients:
10 ounces portabella mushrooms
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 loaf Italian bread, cut diagonally in 12 slices
1 cup coarsely chopped plum tomatoes
2 tbs. capers
1/2 tsp. Italian seasonings
6 ounces goat cheese cut in 12 slices

Directions:
Preheat outdoor grill, or broiler until hot. Trim portabella stems, if attached, slice mushrooms. In a small bowl, combine olive oil and garlic, brush on both sides of mushroom slices and the bread. Arrange mushrooms and bread in a single layer on a vegetable grilling rack or a rack in a broiler pan; grill or broil until lightly browned, about 3 minutes on each side brushing with any remaining garlic-olive oil; set aside. In a small bowl, stir together tomatoes, capers and Italian seasoning. To assemble: Place one slice goat cheese on each slice of toasted bread. Top with grilled portabellas and tomato-caper mixture, dividing evenly.

YIELD: 12 Portions



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Shiitake Mushrooms

SHIITAKE Mushrooms
Good source of:
  • Riboflavin and Pantothenic Acid, which aid metabolism
  • Niacin, an essential nutrient

With a rich and woodsy flavor, shiitakes work as well with seafood as with beef, lamb or pork. Great in Asian and many other ethnic cuisines. Remove and discard stems before use.