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Appetizers

Wood-Grilled Mushroom Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon shallots, minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch sea salt, plus extra as needed
  • 2 tablespoons black truffle oil
  • 6 ounces olive oil, divided use
  • 3 cups assorted mushrooms (oyster, shiitake, maitake)
  • Black pepper, freshly cracked as needed
  • 8 slices multigrain bread, sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 3 ounces goat feta
  • 2 cups winter greens (such as mustard and kale)

Preparation

Combine vinegar, shallots, parsley, sugar and sea salt. Whisk in truffle oil and 2 ounces of olive oil; set aside. Slice mushrooms into 1-inch thick pieces. Toss with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette and season with salt and black pepper. Rest for 20 minutes.

Grill mushrooms on both sides until tender. Use 3 ounces olive oil to brush bread slices and sprinkle with salt; grill. Toss greens in remaining ounce olive oil and salt and saute until lightly wilted.

Top each bread slice with mushrooms, wilted greens and crumbled feta. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette. Makes 4 servings.

Chef Nathan Thurston, Stars Restaurant Rooftop and Grill Room, Charleston, S.C.