Mushrooms on Toast with Manchego Cheese

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Mushrooms on Toast with Manchego Cheese

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    2 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp dry sherry
    7 oz (200 g) mushrooms, coarsely chopped handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
    sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 slices country-style bread, toasted
    3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3½ oz (100 g) Manchego cheese, shaved into strips with a vegetable peeler
    1 tsp paprika


    Prep: 10 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Preheat the oven to 400 F (200 C). Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the mushrooms and salt, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until the mushrooms start to release juices.

    • 2

      Add the garlic and paprika and cook for 1 minute. Add the sherry and 1 teaspoon of pepper, then raise the heat and allow to bubble until the liquid has reduced by three-quarters. Stir in the parsley and remove from the heat. Set aside.

    • 3

      Lay the toast out on a baking tray, then carefully spoon the mushroom mixture on top. Sprinkle liberally with the Manchego shavings and bake in the oven for 2 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve hot with a crisp salad, if desired.

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