Whether you’re looking for something new to serve at your cocktail soiree or would simply like to add some gourmet flair to your Superbowl Party, The Gotham Palate Mascarpone Spread is bound to be a hit!
Recipe for 10-12 people.
Preparation Time: approx. 15 minutes
I 8oz container of Mascarpone cheese (Trader Joe’s carries a nice, inexpensive variety)
10-15 champignon mushrooms
1 cup of sun dried tomatoes
2 cups of fresh basil
1 tsp of red pepper flakes
a few sprigs of parsley
1/2 tbsp of salt
1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
2-3 endive leaves (optional)
Wash the mushrooms and boil them whole for about 2-3 min.
As the mushrooms boil, transfer the mascarpone into a blender.
Add in part of the basil and begin to blend.
As the basil and mascarpone unify into a creamy mixture,
begin to add the other ingredients. Do this slowly.
You don’t want to jam the blender.
It’s O.K. to add a little water, if necessary,
but no more than a 1 cup. At the end all of the ingredients,
herbs and seasoning should be added to the blender.
The consistency should be chunky-creamy.
Transfer into a deep 6″ bowl. Garnish with 2-3 leaves of endive.
Serve with sliced ciabatta, baguette, water crackers, pita bread or cut vegetables.