Warm Wild Mushrooms and Roasted Tomatoes
Serve with Broccoli Rabe and Salami Pasta.
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus some for drizzling
- 4 large garlic cloves, peeled and then thinly sliced
- 2 pints grape or cherry tomatoes
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 pound crimini mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
- 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
- 1/2 pound button mushrooms, stemmed and quartered
- 4 springs fresh thyme
- 1/2 cup white wine
- Flat-leaf parsley
Pre-heat the oven to 425°F
Place a large skillet on the cook top with the EVOO and the sliced garlic; spread out the garlic so that it is in an even layer in the EVOO. Place the skillet over medium heat and slowly brown the garlic, stirring every now and then until golden all over, 4-5 minutes.
Once you have the garlic going, place the tomatoes on a cookie sheet and drizzle with some EVOO and season with some salt and pepper. Place the tomatoes in the oven and roast for 8-10 minutes or until the tomatoes start to burst.
Once the garlic is brown, remove it from the skillet and reserve. Turn the heat up under the skillet to high. Once you see the oil ripple, add the mushrooms and spread them out in an even layer. Let them cook for about 4 minutes without moving.. Go ahead and give them a stir, add the thyme sprigs and season with some freshly ground black pepper, then continue to cook for another 5 minutes stirring every now and then. Add the white wine and cook until it has almost completely evaporated. Add some salt, to taste, and stir to combine.
Remove the stems of thyme and discard. Transfer the mushrooms to a serving platter; add the roasted tomatoes and the parsley and stir to combine. Sprinkle with the garlic chips and serve hot, warm or room temperature.