Gold Chanterelles with Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Bruschetta with Golden Chanterelle Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes appetizer recipe. By Beyond Wonderful Mushroom Expert, Charmoon Richardson.

Total Time: PT1H
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients
1 onion
2 tsp olive oil
1 lb chanterelles (fresh)
1 oz dry white wine (ounce)
1 red bell pepper
3 oz black olives (pitted brined)
2-3 clove cloves garlic
1 oz Lombardo Marsala Sweet
1 tsp tamari
6 tbsp tomato (sundried, pesto or approximately 13 cup rehydrated sundried tomatoes)
french bread (rounds)
parmesan (grated)

Instructions
1 Chop the onion into small pieces. Preheat pan or skillet, add 2 teaspoons olive oil to heat, add onions, and begin to saute. While onions are cooking, clean the chanterelles (preferably without water, by using a brush, paring knife, and damp cloth), and cut into small pieces.
2 Keep an eye on the onions, adding 1 ounce of wine as they begin to stick. Clean and chop the pepper, drain, rinse, and chop the olives and peel and chop (or use press) the garlic.
3 After about 1/2 hour of cooking, the onions will be partially caramelized. Add the garlic to the onions, then mix in the chanterelles, with a splash of wine. Stir the mushrooms frequently. They should begin to release their own natural moisture into the pan after a few minutes of cooking. If the liquid builds up more than 1/2 inch in the pan, carefully pour off the excess liquid, reserving it for later use. Simmer for about 10 minutes, then add the pepper and olives and 1 ounce of marsala. If there's extra chanterelle liquid, add it back at this time. Cover and simmer another 5 minutes. Everything should be tender. Add tamari and sun dried tomato pesto, mix well, and serve over small French bread rounds. Garnish with grated Parmesan.