A few weeks ago, I mentioned that we had a new favorite restaurant – Wildcraft in Culver City. The cocktails, entrees, and desserts are phenomenal, but they have a burrata crostini under one of their salads that is to die for. Delicious hearty bread, mouthwatering burrata cheese, delicious roasted mushrooms mixed with greens, and a fig saba. It’s impossibly delicious and we’ve gotten it almost every time we’ve eaten there. In my infinite wisdom, I decided to try my hand at making a mushroom crostini at home, albeit simplified, this past weekend with dinner guests…
When dealing with good bread and delicious cheese, a recipe really can’t be bad. This is a general principle in my cooking experimentation, usually just switching up a flavor or two in a well-known combination of ingredients. Luckily our friends happily agreed to be my recipe taste testers and the appetizer came out pretty well. I needed to up the salt and pepper on the mushrooms the next time around, but all-in-all I think it was the favorite of the dishes I served! I’ll still be heading back to Wildcraft for them to make their version for me, but in between visits, we can enjoy this fairly easy but delicious dish at home!
And if you’ve never tried burrata cheese, stop what you’re doing and go try it. It’s super creamy and delicious! You can find it in a small tub at Trader Joe’s for just a few dollars!
What is Saba?
And if you’re wondering what saba is – not to worry, I was too – it’s very similar to a balsamic vinegar. It actually predates the balsamic vinegar we’re familiar with. It’s on the thicker side and is also a little sweeter! It’s quite delicious!!
ROASTED MUSHROOM + BURRATA CROSTINI
Combine the delicious flavors of fresh burrata cheese and roasted mushrooms with thyme is this hearty starter. Perfect for vegetarians and meat lovers alike, this recipe will have you winning accolades from your dinner table guests in no time!
- 2 cups chopped mixed mushrooms crimini + shitake used here
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 4 slices sourdough bread or other hearty bread good for toasting
- olive oil
- 6 oz. burrata cheese
- High-Quality Balsamic Vinegar
- salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine mushrooms, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Spread evenly on baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes until mushrooms are tender.
Meanwhile, cut 4 slices of bread 3/4" to 1" thick. Toast bread until just starting to brown around edges.
Drizzle olive oil over bread. Spread burrata over toast. Top with mushrooms. Drizzle vinegar over mushrooms. Season with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Enjoy immediately.
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