Crostini Bar: Mushroom Pat

by Rachael Ray Show Staff 8:00 AM, September 28, 2010

Aired September 28, 2010

Serves Makes 2 1/2 cups
1 stick butter
2 pounds coarsely chopped crimini or mixed mushrooms
A few sprigs of thyme, chopped
3 shallots, sliced
4 cloves garlic, sliced
Salt and lots of coarse black pepper
1/2 cup Marsala or sherry
Finely chopped parsley, for garnish
Cornichons, halved

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and brown, 10 minutes. Add thyme, shallots and garlic, and cook 10-12 minutes more, until mushrooms are very dark and shallots very tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Deglaze the pan with the Marsala or sherry. Transfer everything to a food processor and pulse to process the mushrooms into a coarse paste. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with parsley. Serve with charred or toasted bread and cornichons.