• Indulge in a delightful breakfast or lunch with this wild mushroom and chicken liver ragout atop crisp garlic and herb bruschetta. This savoury combination blends earthy mushrooms, tender chicken liver, and aromatic herbs. A simple yet exquisite sandwich that satisfies your taste buds with every bite.

    Wild mushroom and chicken liver ragout on garlic and herb bruschetta

    Serves: 2 - 4
    Cooking Time: 20 mins



    • 1 garlic clove, peeled
    • 4 – 6 ciabatta slices
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh mixed herbs
    • (e.g. parsley, sage, thyme), chopped
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) butter
    • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 200g exotic mushrooms (e.g. porcini, chestnut, enoki)
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) sunflower oil
    • 250g chicken livers
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) brandy, optional
    • 125ml (½ cup) crème fraîche
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh flat-leaf parsley
    • 30ml (1 tbsp) fresh thyme leaves
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste



    Preheat the grill. For the bruschetta, rub the garlic on each slice of ciabatta and brush with the oil. Scatter the mixed herbs over the top and season to taste. Grill for 2 minutes, set aside and keep warm.


    Heat the olive oil and butter in a pan and sauté the onions and garlic gently for 4 – 5 minutes. Increase the heat, add the mushrooms and stir-fry over high heat for 2 – 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.


    In a separate pan, heat the sunflower oil and sear the chicken livers for 30 seconds on each side. Warm the brandy in a small saucepan, pour it over the chicken livers and ignite. When the flames die down, stir in the mushroom mixture and cook for 2 minutes.


    Stir in the crème fraîche, parsley and thyme and season to taste.


    Serve the bruschetta topped with the mushroom mixture.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com