04 July 2009
Garlicky Mushroom Melt
I was at the farmer's market in Perth today. I got some gorgeously ripe strawberries and couldn't resist buying some of their jam too. I know I could easily make my own, but it was too difficult to walk away without it. I bought some juicy nectarines and plump apricots. What a difference in the fruit when you buy it straight from the farmer. Pump and luscious instead of the hard tasteless fruit the supermarkets peddle.
I also bought a seven seed wholemeal organic loaf, which was pricey, but worth it. I plan to make sandwiches with it tomorrow for our walk. I will fill them with slow matured caramelised onion cheddar, also purchased today, salad leaves and caramelised onion marmalade. Mmmmm, should be good. I tried a piece of the cheese before I made up my mind and it is extremely lovely. I will take some of my fruit with me tomorrow too.
Anyway back to this evening. I just wanted something easy tonight. So I got the panini machine out, cut some thick slices of the seven seed bread and lightly toasted them , while I sauteed two large field mushrooms. Once the bread was toasted I rubbed one slice with a garlic clove, covered it with fresh mozzarella, then topped it with the seasoned mushroom. I spread the other slice of toasted bread with pesto and squidged them together before putting them back into the panini machine and gave them a few minutes to melt.
More a serving suggestion than a recipe, I know, but just delicious and worth passing on I think. Try it and you will see just what I mean. The perfect way to round off a lovely day. I am going to curl up on the sofa now, with a glass of elderflower cordial and watch New In Town. I hope you are having as nice a weekend.