When you have access to some beautiful mushrooms like my favorite chanterelles mushrooms, you must try a simple bruschetta like this one. Some beautiful mushrooms, some good olive oil, garlic and crusty bread and a glass of wine to start your next dinner! You know you want to cook this!
You will need:
- a pkg or pile of Mushrooms- mine are chanterelles mushrooms expensive but worth it!
- 3-4 garlic cloves - sliced thin
- a few sprigs of fresh thyme
- a generous sprinkle of salt and fresh pepper
- a good glug of great robust extra virgin olive oil - I used Domenica Fiore Monacco
- a few slices of crusty bread
- a fine grating of Parmesano Reggiano
Step 1: Look at that pretty oil!! Add a few tbsp of best quality of extra virgin olive oil in a small pan. Add some sliced garlic and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. You could also add a tbsp of butter if you like but, I honestly love the olive oil on it's own. This is a peppery robust oil perfect for this dish. I used Domenica Fiore from Orvieto in Italy. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
Step 2: I brush the mushrooms to clean off any dirt and simply tear into pieces.
Step 3: add the mushrooms to the hot oil and strip a few sprigs of thyme and add to the mushrooms. Add a bit more salt and pepper if necessary. You need to taste the mix. I cook for a few minutes and then remove from the heat.
Step 4: toast some hearty bread, rub the top of each piece with a raw peeled garlic clove. Just a few scrapes back and forth should do it. Pour on some more olive oil.
Step 5: top with the mushrooms, a grate of fresh Parmesano Reggiano and pour yourself a nice