An ideal appetizer/side dish for your Christmas or New Year Eve. Simple and delicious tartlets.
30 tartlet shells,
250gms (around 1/2 lb) mushrooms (portobello, button, wild, shiitake,oyster, or any other of your choice), chopped,
1 small shallot; chopped,
2 cloves of garlic; chopped,
150 gms (around 1/4 lb) goat cheese; grated,
Few leaves of parsley; chopped,
Salt and pepper to taste,
Butter for roasting.
In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the shallot and saute for few minutes. Then add garlic and roast for a minute. Now add chopped mushrooms and cook them stirring occasionally till all the juice is absorbed. Season with salt and pepper. Add parsley and little cheese (reserve some for topping later) and remove from flame.
Preheat the oven at 350 degree F (175 degree C) for 10 minutes. Now place spoonful of the mixture in each tartlet shell, top with grated goat cheese and place on the baking sheet. Bake these tartlets on the same temperature for 10 minutes or till the crust is golden brown. Serve immediately.