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Old 02-15-2006, 12:38 PM   #1
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Majorcan Mushroom Tapas

Majorcan Mushroom Tapas

Almond-Garlic Streusel:
1 cup English Muffin crumbs (about 1 muffin)
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup sliced almonds, broken
Majorcan Mushroom Mixture (recipe follows)

Combine crumbs, oil, garlic, pepper and almonds in large skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until crumbs and almonds are light golden brown. Remove from skillet and set aside to cool.
Makes 10 appetizers

Majorcan Mushroom Mixture:
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 shallots, finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
12 ounces mixed mushrooms, thinly sliced (button, cremini, shiitake, oyster)
2 tablespoons dry sherry
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
5 English Muffins, split and lightly toasted
1-1/2 cups Mascarpone cheese, room temperature
thyme leaves, optional

Using same skillet, wipe clean; add oil, heating to medium. Sauté shallots and garlic until soft, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, sherry and salt; sauté until mushrooms are tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in thyme and continue to cook until most of liquid evaporates. Spread muffin "tapas" with cheese. Top cheese evenly with mushroom mixture; place "Tapas" on baking sheet. Bake at 350° F until hot, about 5 minutes. Spoon Almond-Garlic Streusel over mushroom. Garnish with thyme, if desired.

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Old 02-15-2006, 12:41 PM   #2
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I'm not familiar with Majorcan cuisine. What is the particular flavour that would mark this as Majorcan Mish? Or is it rather the combination of flavours?
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:47 PM   #3
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My understanding: Majorca is an island in Spain. A while back tapas (spanish) appetizers were all the rage. If I recall, there were Tapas bars. I will try to give you more history, if you are interested. No matter what they are called, it has all the right stuff, IMO. Hope you enjoy.
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Old 02-15-2006, 12:49 PM   #4
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Cool. I'd like a bit of history if you have it. I'm always glad I can ask questions here without feeling like a complete doofus. Thanks mish. It does sound yummy, I don't have any plans for an event requiring appys at the moment, but I have filed this one for future reference.
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Old 02-15-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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Here's some info on Tapas below. I use English Muffins, so, how Spanish is that? LOL.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapas

Here are some yummy-looking Tapas recipes:

http://www.spain-recipes.com/spanish_tapas.html
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Nearly every bar in Spain serves tapas.... some of them are YUMMY, but some..... well, let's just say that it's best not to enquire what everything is before swallowing!
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:41 PM   #7
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Mish, those sound wonderful. I'm saving this one for my next "occasion".

Ishbel, I learned that when I lived on the bayou. Everything I ate their was delicious, so I didn't ask, but I found some pretty strange looking things floating in those gumbos.
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Old 02-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #8
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Darn Mish, you would post this when I have a sick kid to tend and can't go hurteling out to get what I need...So, I'll have to wait til I do the shopping saturday..These are just perfect and I know for sure leftovers there will NOT be..Thanks Mish

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Old 02-15-2006, 08:31 PM   #9
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hey, this is a keeper! thanks
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Old 02-15-2006, 09:40 PM   #10
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Nearly every bar in Spain serves tapas.... some of them are YUMMY, but some..... well, let's just say that it's best not to enquire what everything is before swallowing!
Check, please!
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