Imagine this: You have one hour to buy groceries AND make an appetizer for a small dinner party. What would you make?
I love a good challenge, and this situation was my reality last weekend. I got a bit carried away with errands and random window shopping on a sunny Saturday afternoon, and completely lost track of time. I was on the hook for bringing an appetizer to my friend’s house for dinner, and hadn’t bought my ingredients, let alone decide on a recipe. And, the dinner started in roughly an hour…EEK!
One of my trusty go-to appetizers is Ina Garten’s Bruschetta with Peppers and Gorgonzola. It’s flavorful, simple to make, and plates gorgeously with the bright colors of the red and yellow peppers. Perfect for my dinner party, right? Unfortunately not this one. There’s significant prep time to julienne the peppers and cook them long enough so they caramelize. Absolutely no way I’d be able to pull this off in time!
However, I did like the idea of bringing a crostini or bruschetta to the party. They’re quick to assemble, simple to pack up, and easy to eat as finger foods. And, they can be topped with a variety of cheeses, meats, vegetables, etc.
So how did I come up with this recipe for Mushroom Crostini with Burrata and Prosciutto?