Friday, November 26, 2010
Easy Mushroom Pate - Great for Cocktails!
From Steamy Kitchen comes this wonderfully simple and delicious appetizer!
A great vegetarian pate that only takes 15 minutes to prepare. Great for spreading on little toast rounds or bread. The secret ingredient is a little touch of good quality balsamic vinegar. I have also added two cloves of mashed garlic to flavor the oil. Make sure you remove them before adding the mushrooms.
This recipe makes a nice big batch, enough for a dinner party. If you want a more smooth, silky pate, add more olive oil.
Prep Time 2 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
8 ounces Sliced Mushrooms (any)
1 whole Onion
2 garlic cloves, mashed
2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Parsley
¼ cups Olive Oil, Divided
1 teaspoon Sea Salt Or Kosher Salt (1/3 Teaspoon Table Salt)
¼ teaspoons Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
1. Heat a large saute pan or frying pan over medium heat. When hot, add just 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and swirl to coat. Add the garlic and saute 2-3 minutes. Add the onions and saute until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Remove garlic.
2. Add the sliced mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms and onions are browned, about 8 minutes. Makes sure you don’t burn the onion (you can keep the heat on low if you need to).
3. Add the balsamic vinegar and the parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
4. Pour all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and chop very finely until almost like a paste. Taste and season with more salt if needed.