Earthy Delights Recipe

Mushroom Cassoulet

Mushroom Cassoulet
A classic cassoulet with a wild twist!

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 medium-sized eggplant peeled, diced in 1-inch pieces
1 pound Brown Clamshell mushrooms and Trumpet Royale mushrooms, chopped
1 16-ounce can cannelini beans, drained and rinsed
4 large garlic cloves, crushed
2 sprigs fresh rosemary, chopped
3 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
1 ½ pounds plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, chopped coarsely
4 ounces of dry white wine
¾ cup bread crumbs, fresh
3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter


Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil In a large sauté pan over medium high heat.  Add the eggplant and cook until it turns a beautiful golden brown. Remove to drain on paper towels.


Add the remaining oil and mushrooms to the pan and sauté until they begin to turn golden brown. Season with salt and coarsely ground black pepper. Remove the mixture from the heat.

In a shallow gratin dish, mix the cannelini beans, eggplant, mushrooms, garlic, rosemary, and thyme.  Arrange the tomatoes on top and pour the wine over all.  Bake for about 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and stir.



Mix the breadcrumbs together with the melted butter, then sprinkle them on top of the cassoulet.  Return to the oven and continue cooking for about 30 minutes, or until bubby, golden brown, and crisp.