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Mushroom Spread




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This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by famous and also anonymous cooks

Mushroom Spread

3 ts-to 2 tb Olive oil

1 c Coarsely chopped leeks (white part only)

1 lg Garlic clove peeled and finely chopped

3/4 lb Mushrooms; wiped clean and coarsely chopped

1/2 ts Dried leaf oregano

1/2 ts Salt

Freshly ground black pepper 1 tb-to

2 tb Freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 ts Prepared horseradish;-OR-

1/2 ts-Prepared mustard

In a large skillet, heat the oil. Saute the leeks and garlic for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Reduce the heat slightly and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are cooked and their liquid has evaporated, about 5 to 10 minutes. Puree in a blender or food processor and stir in lemon juice and horseradish to taste.

Variation

Before pureeing, this combination makes a fine filling for turnovers; if necessary, you can stretch the amount by blending in some mashed tofu and additional seasonings.

Makes 1-1/4 cups

From: Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen-by Lorna J. Sass ISBN: 0-688-10051-1 Typed for you by Karen Mintzias

 

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