Shiitake Ragù on Chèvre Crostini

Shiitake Ragù on Chèvre Crostini
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

This elegant little appetizer features shiitake mushrooms sautéed with a touch of garlic, shallot, and thyme. Sherry vinegar and wine add depth of flavor.

8
Servings
105
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the crostini

  • 8 slices baguette, cut thin
  • 1 Tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 4 Ounces soft chèvre

For the ragù

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon shallots, minced
  • 4 Teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
  • 2 Cups shiitake mushrooms, julienned
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup sherry wine
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 Tablespoon crème fraîche

Directions

For the crostini

For the crostini, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush baguette slices lightly with butter. Bake until toasted and lightly browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Lightly season with salt and spread with chèvre.

For the ragù

For the ragù, heat olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and shallot and cook until translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not let garlic brown. Add half of the thyme and all mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Let mushrooms cook over medium-high heat without excessive stirring so they will brown.

Once mushrooms are browned and tender, 5 to 7 minutes, add sherry vinegar and reduce until the pan is dry. Combine cornstarch in sherry wine, mix until dissolved and add to the pan. Cook until reduced or until there is very little liquid left in the pan.

Remove from heat and stir in crème fraîche. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Place a tablespoon of ragù on each crostini and spread to cover the entire toast. Garnish with remaining chopped thyme and serve warm.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
4g
17%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
25mg
3%
Choline, total
41mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
14mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
25mg
4%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
229mg
15%
Water
50g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Shiitake Shopping Tip

Buy mushrooms that are intact, firm, and fleshy. Avoid mushrooms that are slimy or have split caps.

Shiitake Cooking Tip

To clean mushrooms, briefly run cold water over them or gently wipe with a damp towel.