What a crazy idea! Believe me, it's delicious and a simple appetizer!
Here's the recipe:
1. Sautee about 1/2 pound of mushrooms over high heat for 5 minutes or so. I used a mix of Chestnut, Pioppino and Shiitake. I like them chopped into 1/2" pieces so they don't slide around like noodles on your chin when you bite in!
2. Add 1 clove chopped or crushed garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
3. Lower heat and add about 2 Tablespoons jam. If you're still thinking this idea is crazy, try a savory or spicy jam like a pineapple habanero, balsamic fig, red wine, or bacon jam. I used "Sugar Plum Fairy Jam" from my friend Holly at Holly Jolly Jams. Check her out on Facebook or Instagram! This is a plum jam with rosemary, lemon juice and ginger.
My pan was still quite hot, so everything got a nice bit of caramelization!
4. Serve over toast or crackers with cheese. I used Manchego. I think any nice cheese would work here, sweet, creamy, or stinky blue.
We're a couple of mushroom fans. We grow mushrooms. We cook mushrooms. We create mushroom snacks. We forage mushrooms. We sell mushrooms to chefs. We sell mushrooms to the public. We study mushrooms. Amateur mycologists.