These tasty Crostini embrace the richness of Morels with a kick of acidity to balance this wonderful starter or party dish.
extra-virgin olive oil
Mariposa Farms Dried Morels
Mariposa Farms Fresh Thyme
sliced thin, white and pale green parts only
Mariposa Farms Fresh Italian Flat Parsley
Reconstitute Dried Morel Mushrooms (See our recipe for details.)
Preheat oven to 350.
Place sliced bread on a baking sheet.
Brush each piece with olive oil.
Bake until bread is lightly toasted, 10-15 minutes. Arrange toast on a serving tray.
In a large skillet, melt butter over MEDIUM HIGH heat.
Add morels and saute 2-3 minutes.
Add thyme and season with salt and pepper. Saute until morels are tender, about 3 minutes.
Add leeks to mushrooms and saute until soft, 3-4 minutes more.
Stir in the lemon juice and parsley. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Pour mixture into a serving bowl and then place the bowl on top of the serving tray with the toast.
Place goat cheese on the tray. Let everyone assemble their own crostini: smear a bit of goat cheese on toast, then top with a spoonful of morels.