Recipes: Appetizers

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 m...
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Brie and Mixed Mushroom Fondue

Porcini and shiitake mushrooms are the delicious difference in this fondue. Other varieties would work well, too. 1 cup water 1 ounce dried Porcini mushrooms 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter 8 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped shallot 1 pound ripe Brie cheese, well chilled, rind trimmed, cheese cut into ...
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Grilled Spicy Mushroom Salsa

A break from the standard salsa. This versatile condiment is good on crusty bread as an appetizer, and adds zip to flank steak or skirt steak for an entrée. 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar 2 large garlic cloves, thinly slivered 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, crushed 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 6 1/2 ...
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