Thursday, February 7, 2013

Skillet Mushroom Dip for Two (Quick Take)

Skillet Mushroom Dip for Two (Quick Take)

Wine-soaked mushrooms sautéed with farm share vegetables and herbs, finished with creamy goat cheese. Makes enough for two--to share with your honey.

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There are nights when I just want appetizers for dinner.  There are nights when I plan a romantic meal with my spouse.  And there are nights when the whole family feels like grazing.  Do you ever have those nights?

I had a hankering for something hot and shroom-y, but not all of the ingredients necessary for stuffed mushrooms.  So I decided to Dip It.  (Dip it good).

This comes together fast, fits great in my small skillet, and is the perfect appetizer for two mushroom lovers.  Using some of my freezer stash of put up veggies makes this a fast-to-assemble dish.  Just chop everything up finely, sauté it, add the wine, simmer, stir in the cheese and you're done.

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Right after the wine has been added.

Skillet Mushroom Dip for Two

1-2 Tablespoons butter (I had Vermont Cultured butter and felt quite high-falutin')
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot/celery/onion mix
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 clove roasted garlic, smushed into a paste
1/3 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, leaves stripped from the stems
3 scallions, white and light green parts, chopped small
1/4 cup wine (I had merlot but I wanted a white.  Use what ya got.)
1/4 cup goat cheese

Preheat a small skillet over medium heat.  Add butter, and sauté the vegetables until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Add the garlic, parsley, thyme and scallions and a good sprinkle of salt (1/2 teaspoon to start, more to taste).  Pour in the wine and sauté another 5 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated.  Turn off the heat, and add goat cheese and a few grinds of pepper.  Give the cheese a moment to soften and stir to combine.

Serve with crackers or a baguette, enjoy with wine and your beloved.

This post is shared with the Farm Girl Friday Blog Fest at Let This Mind Be In You, What's Cookin' Wednesday at Buns In My Oven, the Wednesday Fresh Foods Link Up at Gastronomical Sovereignty, What's In The Box at In Her Chucks and Food on Fridays (twice).

18 comments:

  1. Nice easy recipe. Would be good on pizza as well, I bet...

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    1. Why now that you mention it, it would be good on a pizza. Hmm, saving this in the back pocket for the next time I am pizza-stumped. I'll be sure to give you credit--do I link to this comment?

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  2. Dip it REAL good! Quick and yummy - this looks great. There are definitely some nights that I just want appetizers for dinner. Now, my boyfriend is adamantly anti-mushroom, so this would be just for me - but I'm okay with that!

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    1. Melissa,
      When my spouse is deployed and it's just me and the anti-mushroom kids, this serving size works well for one ;) .

      Thanks!

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  3. Mmmm, my mouth is watering. I'm sure I can smell the browned butter and wine simmering together.

    I may have to stop at the grocery store on the way home tonight. Must get more mushrooms.....:)

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    1. I was playing around on Local Harvest and saw that there are mushroom farmers here in Ohio. I wonder if they do CSAs . . .

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  4. This looks delicious Kirsten a must try. I love anything with mushrooms,thanks for sharing!

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    1. Carrie,
      I love mushrooms, too. I'm glad to share with my spouse, though.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. i regularly feel like grazing. slowly. with a bottle of wine on the side. it makes for a delightful dinner...as would your mushroom dip :)

    thank you for sharing with us at the wednesday fresh foods link up! i hope to see you again this week with more seasonal & real/whole food posts! xo, kristy.

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    1. Agreed on all accounts, Kristy!
      Thanks for hosting and supporting local foods!

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  6. this looks delish! Too bad I can't share this with my hubby as he is allergic to mushrooms. So I will just live vicariously through you...

    thanks for sharing and linking up!

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    1. Heather,
      Just save this for the next time he's away and you're good to go!
      Thanks for hosting!

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  7. Ooh,I have to make this one! I can almost smell it just looking at the photos!

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    1. Courtney, I have to make it, too! It's been a while, and my spouse and I have a lot of date nights to catch up on. Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Oh yum! My sister makes a very similar dip but with cream cheese instead of goat cheese - I've got to try your version!

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    1. Martha,
      Your sister is one smart cookie!
      What does it say about me that I usually have goat cheese not cream cheese in the fridge? It probably says that the good bagel place down the road went out of business, so we rarely have bagels around here. At least the kids were able to eat bagels after their braces came off, and the Panera bagels tasted pretty good for our Christmas morning bagel breakfast.
      Thanks!

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  9. oh wow - I cannot wait to make this. we LOVE to have an "appetizer dinner" - it reminds us of our first year of dating, one of us would often come home with a bottle of wine, a baguette and cheese - that would be dinner :)

    CHEERS!

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    1. Kristina,
      Aww, that sounds like a wonderfully romantic dinner for two!
      For the family friendly version, I pick up a loaf of multigrain bread from Costco (La Brea brand, which the kids dubbed "Good Costco Bread") and we slice it up and add some cheese and a glass of milk. It's dinner, though not romantic ;)
      Thanks!

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