Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Mushroom Toast

I still had mushrooms left over from last week’s Festival of Fungus, so decided to make a brunch dish using up those that remained. I had seen a recipe in the Chicago Tribune for Mushroom Toast, and I was intrigued. I loved the idea of a nutritional, vegetarian breakfast that can go together without too much trouble, and that is a hearty and satisfying way to start the day.

My version fulfilled all of those requirements plus was absolutely delicious. Better, in fact, than I expected it to be. While I didn’t include it in the recipe, because mushrooms tend to be beefy, I always season them with a few sprinkles of Montreal Steak Seasoning. It takes a tasty mushroom over the top with wonderful flavor. I do this every time I cook a mushroom, no matter what type of dish I am making. If you haven’t tried this yourself, you absolutely must! It will make a big difference, and the people you are serving them to will notice as well. It just gives them that certain je ne sais quoi. Try it, and if you’re a mushroom fan like I am, try this recipe as well. I had mine for a late breakfast, but it works equally well at lunch or dinner. Versatile!
Mushroom Toast

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely chopped Melissa’s shallots
8 oz. fresh cremini mushrooms, cleaned, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons sherry
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 handfuls fresh, baby spinach
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices rustic sandwich bread

Heat oil and butter in a 9” skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring regularly, until mushrooms become soft, 8-10 minutes. Stir in garlic. Turn up heat to medium/high and add sherry, scraping up the tasty browned bits from the bottom. Pour in cream and cook until thickened, 1 minute. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Lightly toast bread. Butter with salted butter. Heap mushroom mixture onto toast.

I spreading goodness on toast is your thing, as it is mine, then you will love these Pimiento Cheese Toasts!

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Alycia Nichols said...

"Festival of Fungus"...reminds me of that Seinfeld story line of "Festivus for the Rest of Us"!!!

Lazy Gastronome said...

Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Have a wonderful week.