Makes 4 sandwiches



2 teaspoons olive oil

2 teaspoons non dairy butter

¼ cup minced shallot

4 large portobello mushrooms, stemmed, gilled, and cut into ½-inch slices

1 pound other mushrooms of choice, cut into ¼-inch slices

Salt and pepper, to taste

½ cup chopped roasted red bell peppers

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon drained capers

Pinch of red pepper flakes

¼ cup minced fresh basil

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1¼ cups vegetable broth, divided

1 tablespoon cornstarch


1 tablespoon non dairy butter, softened

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

¼ teaspoon dried thyme

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

Pinch of black pepper

8 slices ciabatta or other Italian-style bread Minced fresh parsley, for garnish


To make the topping: Heat the oil and butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallot, mushrooms, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until the mushrooms start to soften. Add bell peppers, garlic, capers, pepper flakes, basil, chives, and lemon juice. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add 1 cup of the broth to the mixture. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ¼ cup broth with the cornstarch. Whisk until smooth. Add to the mixture and whisk for 3 to 4 minutes, or until thickened. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

To make the shIngles: Set the oven to broil. Combine the butter, oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. Place the bread butter side up on a baking sheet and broil for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden.

To assemble the sandwiches:  Place 2 slices of toast on each plate. Spoon ½ cup of the topping onto each piece, garnish with the parsley, and serve.


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