Here’s some deliciousness to add to your day. Yes, it’s another contest and I would love a vote if you would so here’s the recipe and let me know what you think if you make it…believe me, it’s bacon-y goodness.
Here’s the link to the contest–it’s another Facebook only (sorry Kate Lufkin and the three other people out there who are not on FB) for voting: Voting Link for contest
here’s the recipe!
Bacon Mushroom Marsala Bites
4 oz bacon, diced
1/4 cup shallots, finely chopped
6 oz sliced button mushrooms, chopped
6 oz sliced crimini mushrooms, chopped
1/3 cup marsala wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1/3 cup cottage cheese
2 tablespoons heavy cream
3 tablespoons freshly chopped chives
Salt & pepper to taste
36 mini phyllo shells
Fresh chive segments for garnish
In a large saute pan over medium heat, brown bacon until crispy. Removed crisped meat with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add shallots to the pan and cook until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
Lower the heat to medium low and add chopped mushrooms to the pan, stirring to coat with bacon drippings. Cook until mushrooms are soft, have released most of their liquid and the pan is nearly dry. Add Marsala and rosemary to the pan and cook again until pan is nearly dry. Add cottage cheese and heavy cream and continue to cook until cottage cheese is broken down and mixture is creamy.
Remove from heat and stir in chives and reserved bacon. Heat shells in a 350F oven for 8-10 minutes to crisp. Fill shells with a scant tablespoon of mushroom mixture. Top with a fresh chive segment if desired. Enjoy!