A Christmas Experiment

Often I’m found inventing recipes that keep me guessing, but few times are they good enough to test among an audience; Christmas eve showed up and decades of family history was turned upside-down with a non-Ukrainian inspired dish (unspeakable in terms of what is usually on the table on this particular day). It was an effort to create a dish that fires in three distinct layers, the result went over quite well.

You’ll need:

Stage 1
3/4 cup chopped white mushrooms
3/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped unsalted cashews
1/2 tbsp minced garlic

1 1/2 tsp Club House “Greek” seasoning
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp olive oil

Combine the first four ingredients, mix gently, then add the remaining three and heat in a saucepan until warm, stirring constantly.

Stage 2
8 – 3/8″ slices of bread (flax works well, but you can use anything really)

1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup soft margarine or butter

Remove the crust of the bread slices, cut diagonally into triangles, mix garlic and butter then apply a thin layer to each triangle.

Toast until browned.

Stage 3
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey

Mix vinegar and honey, then microwave for 15 seconds, blend heated mix.

Drizzle stage three over an even plate, place stage two evenly over drizzle, then apply stage three on top of stage two, sprinkle lightly with oregano and serve.

Done correctly, the balsamic mix will lightly soak into the garlic bread from the bottom, just the same, the mushroom mix will seep down locking in all the flavor.


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