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This is my blog of recipes. I like "eating the rainbow" as well as globe-trotting through food. I totally dig heady local produce and local fresh meats.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Shroom Salad

I love the olive bar at Whole Foods. They not only have several types of delicious olives ... they have marinated beans, mushrooms and artichokes, they have dried tomatoes and cured peppers. The marinated mushrooms are the best! I made this salad for them.

1 portabella mushroom
1 small package dried porcini mushrooms, reconstituted in boiling water
1/2 C marinated mushrooms
1/4 log goat cheese, crumbled
2 tsp fresh thyme
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 TBSP olive oil
White truffle oil
Go-To Vinaigrette

Heat a grill pan to high heat. Brush the portabella and reconstituted porcini mushroom with the combined olive oil, thyme and crushed red pepper. Grill the mushrooms for about 3 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, dress the arugula so they have a second to hang out and wilt just slightly. The arugula will be the only thing that is dressed in this salad as the other ingredients have their own flavors (i.e. marinated mushrooms and rubbed portabellas and porcinis).

To assemble, slice the grilled mushrooms and place on top of the arugula . Arrange the marinated mushrooms on the plate as well. Crumble with goat cheese and top lightly w truffle oil if you have it!!!

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