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Crostini/Bruschetta Ideas Needed Please

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Boursin, cranberry chutney, beef tenderloin in one bite size. 

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Chicken liver truffle mousse pâté (Trader Joe’s) with homemade red onion & sherry marmalade

 

Chicken liver truffle mousse pâté (Trader Joe’s) with homemade red onion & sherry marmalade

 

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4 minutes ago, FrogPrincesse said:

Chicken liver truffle mousse pâté (Trader Joe’s) with homemade red onion & sherry marmalade

Great use of that TJ's pâté!  Now, I must go over to the preserving threads to see if you've shared that onion and sherry marmalade - sounds amazing!

 

One more from Polpo, White Bean Crostini made with one of my favorites, Rancho Gordo Alubia Blanca beans. 

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This one could also be called, "beans on beans on toast," as half the beans get turned into a simple but "fluffy" purée and the rest are marinated with olive oil, lemon juice & zest, garlic and parsley, then spooned over top of the purée.

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No photos, but one I put together once when I needed an app and had little on hand to work with involved queso fresco, slices of tamale, and ranchero sauce. Pretty good!

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Found a photo of the boursin/cranberry chutney/tenderloin things.

I've come to see the cranberry as messy looking and now put it under the beef

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8 hours ago, gfweb said:

Found a photo of the boursin/cranberry chutney/tenderloin things.

I've come to see the cranberry as messy looking and now put it under the beef

 

Serve it warm.

One of the biggest revelations of recent times is warm or hot boursin.  Try it on French fries.

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The arugula  and walnut pesto is perfect for here at the moment....last of the garden greens and walnuts from the local trees.  Thanks.

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Two more crostini from Polpo.

Chopped Chicken Liver Crostini 

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Compared with other chopped liver recipes I've seen, this one uses shallots and garlic instead of onion and olive oil instead of schmaltz but otherwise the method is similar, including the usual hard boiled egg. Both port and brandy are added at the end of cooking. The recipe recommends to process until just combined but not too smooth so I stopped before I normally might.  I served this on slices of sonora wheat rosemary baguette from Roan Mills.

 

Tuna and Leek Crostini 

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I wasn't sure about two things: adding brandy to the tuna-mayo mixture and topping them with sliced, raw leeks - I love them cooked but never ate a raw leek. I needn't have worried, these are tasty little morsels and another good pantry crostini.  

I never would have thought to serve guests baby tuna sandos, but why not?


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Prosciutto, Mint & Fig Crostini from the Cichèti chapter of Polpo

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Barely a recipe, really, but as the book says, they are particularly pretty!

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Smoked salmon, horseradish cream and dill crostini from Polpo

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The horseradish cream is crème fraîche, horseradish and Dijon mustard. 

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@blue_dolphin   That is interesting.Did the Dijon and horseradish work together? I've never considered using both.

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14 minutes ago, heidih said:

@blue_dolphin   That is interesting.Did the Dijon and horseradish work together? I've never considered using both.

 

I think they can work well together if one is dominant and the other playing more of a supporting role.  In this case, the recipe called for 2 T of Dijon mustard and 3 T of freshly grated horseradish.  Next time I will likely dial back on the mustard so the horseradish can be more clearly in the lead. Edited to add that ratio is going to depend on the particular mustard and horseradish being used, too.


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