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Wild Mushroom Ragout
cooking spray
2 ounces dried mushrooms (shiitake, porcini)
8 ounces mixed wild mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, oyster, chanterelle)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1½ cups minced shallots
½ cup dry sherry
¾ pound white button mushrooms, quartered
¾ pound (approximately) Portobello mushrooms, cut into ½-inch slices
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, thinly sliced
3 green onions, cut into ¹∕8-inches slices
½ cup lightly packed chopped parsley, divided
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 tablespoons salt-free tomato paste
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
Lightly coat interior of ceramic pot of the Cuisinart® Slow Cooker with cooking spray.
Place dried mushrooms in small bowl; cover with 2 cups boiling water. Let stand for 10 minutes; drain, reserving soaking liquid. Remove and discard tough stems; chop. Place in ceramic pot of Cuisinart™ Slow Cooker with mixed wild mushrooms.
Heat 1 tablespoon each butter and olive oil in a 13-inch Cuisinart® nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots; cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add sherry; bring to boil. Cook until reduced by half. Add to mushrooms in slow cooker.
Heat ½ tablespoon each butter and oil in same skillet; cook white mushrooms until golden in two batches. Transfer to slow cooker. Brown portobellos in remaining butter/oil in 2 batches. Transfer to slow cooker. Add red pepper, green onions, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper to slow cooker. Combine tomato paste, reserved mushroom liquid and chicken stock; stir in. Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 4 hours and press Low. Slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm until ready to serve.
Serve as a side dish or as a topping for bruschetta.

Servings: Makes 8 cups (8 servings)67

Nutritional information per serving

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 204 (42% from fat) • carb. 24 • pro. 5g • fat 10g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 12mg • sod. 246mg • calc. 31mg • fiber 4g

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