Sauteed Mushrooms in Phyllo Cups
I just made this recipe up. It is delicious. Measurements are a guess.
Serves six as an appetizer.
1 lb. mixed mushrooms, stemmed and chopped (I used 3/4 button, 1/4 shiitake)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 shallot, minced
1/2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped
4 Tbsp. heavy cream or Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. dry vermouth
Salt and pepper to taste
12 mini phyllo dough cups, prebaked halfway
Rachel Maddow, the MSNBC host, is quite a mixologist. She occasionally pops up on “The Late Show With Jimmy Fallon” to demonstrate various cocktails. On a recent episode she demonstrated a classic martini. While shaking and stirring and measuring she informed Mr. Fallon that vermouth is a wine, therefore expires after two weeks. She encouraged the audience to toss out that old bottle of your granny’s that’s been collecting dust in the liquor cabinet and buy a fresh one. I obeyed. I sampled a fresh bottle. What a difference!