Duck and Mushroom Crostini

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Dec. 09, 2010

Duck and Mushroom Crostini is a brilliant choice of appetizer, where crisp crostini are topped with creamy mushrooms and smoked duck. Easy to pick up and enjoy while serving drinks during the holidays.
Look for variety packs of wild mushrooms that include cremini, shitake and oyster mushrooms for a tasty mushrooms flavour.

Ingredients

Butter 1 Tablespoon
Wild mushrooms 2 Cup (32 tbs) , finely chopped
Onion 1 Small , minced
Garlic clove 2 Medium , minced
Fresh thyme 1 1/2 Teaspoon , chopped
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Cracked black pepper 1 Pinch
Cream cheese 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , cut into cubes
Roasted red pepper 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) , chopped
Baguette 1/2 Medium , sliced (Artisan baguette)
Extra virgin olive oil 2 Tablespoon
Duck breast 1/2 Pound , smoked (1 breast)

Directions

GETTING READY

1) Preheat the oven to 400ºF.

MAKING

2) Brush the baguette slices with olive oil and toast in the oven for about 10 minutes or until light golden.

3) Remove from the oven, sprinkle with salt and allow to cool.

4) In a non-stick skillet, melt butter over medium high heat and saute the mushrooms, onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper for about 15 minutes or until no liquid remains.

5) Stir in cream cheese and cook, stirring until cheese is melted.

6) Remove from heat and stir in the roasted red peppers.

7) Meanwhile, in a small skillet over medium high heat, sear the duck breast, skin side down for about 5 minutes or until crisp and brown.

8) Turn and reduce heat to medium and cook for 2 minutes or until golden.

9) Remove to cutting board and thinly slice breast on a diagonal.

SERVING

10) Spread mushroom mixture onto toasted baguette slices, top with sliced duck, garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 137Calories from Fat 69

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 152 mg6.33%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars

Protein 8 g16%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet