Leek and Lemon Thyme Tarts with Black Trumpet Mushrooms recipe

This is a super simple recipe that makes you look like a pro and a great one for these rainy nights at home.

Ingredients (makes 10 tarts):

1/4 lb black trumpets
1 T Oregano
1/2 C Chevre
1/4 C Shallots
1 Leek
2 T Parsley
1 Piece bacon
White wine
2 bulb garlic, minced
2 T thyme
2 Inch tart shells
3 lemon for juice
1 bunch chives

·       First pre-heat your oven to 400, then cut off dirty ends of mushrooms and wash in several changes of water, lifting the mushrooms out of the water to let the grit fall to the bottom. I’ve found it’ impossible to get these mushrooms clean without washing

·       Now dry sauté your mushrooms. Cook them in a pan without any oil on medium heat to get rid of all that moisture. When the water is mostly gone, and before they start to burn, take them off the heat

·       Chop and start cooking your bacon (add a bit of extra fat if it needs it) while you slice your shallots and leeks thin and pick your herbs. Cut mushrooms into ½ inch pieces

·       Now sauté your veggies, mushrooms, and herbs until soft, add wine, lemon, salt and pepper to taste then remove to mixing bowl

·       Mix veggies with chevre, taste again for seasoning (this recipe wants a good amount of lemon to counter the heavy bacon and cheese)

·       Use a tablespoon to fill tart shells on wax paper lined sheet tray, and cook for 15 minutes or until cheese and tarts begin to brown

·       Take out to cool, chop some chives for garnish, and you’re done!