Monday, 8 September 2014

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms (Secret Recipe Club)

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

My assignment from Secret Recipe Club this month was Corey at Learning Patience. Corey is an expat in Trinidad, which sounds amazing, and I spent ages reading about her travel adventures. She's also a fellow runner and eats a lot of vegetarian food, so we have plenty in common. And I think we must have pretty similar tastebuds, too, as I was really torn between loads of Corey's ideas.

The most fascinating thing I found was a recipe for sauerkraut pierogis, but since I've never eaten sauerkraut or a pierogi, I wouldn't have any way to know if I'd done a good job. That just seemed a bit too brave.

In the end I decided to go with this Italian stuffed mushroom recipe. These are simple but really addictive. I could eat them all day. I've always loved garlic mushrooms, and the wine adds a subtle extra layer to the flavour.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves 2 as a starter

6 large chestnut mushrooms
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion
1tbsp olive oil
2tbsp white wine
25g (1oz) fine breadcrumbs
a handful of fresh herbs (I used oregano and thyme)
25g (1oz) grated cheese (I used mature cheddar)
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).
  2. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms.
  3. Wash the mushroom caps, pat dry with a sheet of kitchen paper, and arrange in a non-stick roasting tray.
  4. Finely chop the garlic, onion, and mushroom stalks.
  5. Heat the oil in a small pan and sauté the garlic, onion, and mushroom stalks until soft.
  6. Add the wine and simmer for a couple of minutes.
  7. Stir in the breadcrumbs.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps (you might need to press down to fit it all in).
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the mushrooms are cooked through.

Italian Stuffed Mushrooms


SeattleDee said...

I Googled "chestnut mushrooms", and found that crimini or portabellas could substitute. Mmmmm, what tasty little nibbles to enjoy with a glass of wine.

Corey @ Learning Patience said...

Glad you loved the mushrooms, you must try the pierogis - they are AMAZING!

xoxo from London (i just moved from Trinidad to London)

Miz Helen said...

I love your Italian Stuffed Mushrooms, a great appetizer. A very nice choice for the SRC!
Miz Helen

Jeanie said...

I love stuffed mushrooms.

Heather S said...

They look amazing. I'll need to check out the recipe for pierogies, they're one of my weakness. Great SRC choice!

shelley c. said...

Ooohh - those look and sound delicious. I love stuffed mushrooms!

Kate said...

Stuffed mushrooms make the best appetizer! I have to give these a try...Yummy.

Rachel said...

They sound delicious, I agree!

Lavende L. said...

These look delicious! Exactly the type of food we'd love. Thanks for sharing!

Brianna @flippin'Delicious said...

I've never tried stuffed stuffed mushrooms but these look delish!

Fiver Feeds said...

Stuffed mushrooms, seems like an interesting recipe...

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