Monday, December 13, 2010

Stuffed Mushrooms

 Yesss:)!!! Another mushroom recipe, I can't seem to get enough of this earthy sensuous fungi,that me and my family is head over heels in love with :) Especially these stuffed mushrooms, I had put about 15 of these in the oven and you will be surprised to hear how many came out,most of them got wiped out during the process of checking how they were doing in the oven.Nooo, I am too embarrassed to reveal the number  but the picture tells it all -see for yourself ;)

It is hard for me to pick one mushroom dish over another,I love all mushroom preparations,but this one after yesterday holds a special mention of how superbly yummy these stuffed mushrooms were,and if you are fond of mushrooms then I bet you-You are ought to love this stuffed delicacy !!! I also have to make a special mention of how simple this recipe is,I had not planned on making these,but after my daughter got back from Sunday YG,she announced she was  hungry,which is unusual,as they get snacks and sometimes food also at YG ,anyways she got home famished and me and my husband were done eating,and there were no left overs either,so I quickly pulled out the remaining portobello/crimini mushrooms and quickly washed them and pat dried them with a paper towel. In a jiffy I took panko Italian style bread crumbs in a bowl,took out the mushroom stems,and put them in the chopper along with  green chilli,garlic ,parsley .Scooped that out from the chopper and mixed it with the bread crumbs and added grated sharp cheddar cheese and a tiny amount of parmesan along with kosher salt and cayenne pepper. Yes- I kept throwing in the ingredients, no I am not trying to look or sound smart here,but it is actually this simple and let me tell you-You can actually play with the stuffing ,go for the seasonings and the stuffing you fancy. You can also add sauteed onions and also saute the chopped mushroom stems along with garlic,I have not done any of this and YET this recipe is a keeper and a  true winner and much healthier than the ones which use a lot of oil .I have used just 1 tsp oil :)
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 25 -25 minutes
Ingredients:
portobella mushrooms: 15
 Italian style bread crumbs: 4 tbsp
Mushroom stems from these 15 mushrooms: Chopped very fine
Sultan's golden fried onion from Indian store: 2 tbsp for topping
Grated sharp Cheddar: 4 tbsp
Parmesan: 2 tbsp
Cayenne pepper: 1 tsp
Lime Juice: 1 tbs
Oil spray to spray the mushrooms
Kosher salt: to sprinkle on mushrooms
Garlic Crushed: 2 cloves
Parsley: 1 tbsp chopped

Method:
Take the mushrooms,wash them thoroughly and pat dry them with a paper towel. Remove the stems very carefully and put them aside for later use.

Pre-heat the oven on broil setting at 350 degree F

Run the mushroom stems in the chopper for 20 or 30 seconds.You don't want to puree them,just make sure the pieces are very tiny to fill in the mushroom cavity with other stuffing's.

Now take all the above ingredients except the mushrooms and  golden fried onions &mix these well along with the chopped mushrooms.

Fill this mixture in the mushroom cavity and press it a little with your thumb to make it nice and compact. Crush the golden fried onions with your hand and then top the stuffing with these to add a nice crunch to the mushrooms.

Now take a baking tray and cover the surface with aluminium foil and spray this with some oil. Arrange the mushrooms with the stuffing side on the top,sprinkle some kosher salt and some olive oil on these and broil them for 20- 25 minutes or till they turn golden brown and the stuffing starts to bubble. You can also remove it with the tongs blow on it hard and pop it in your mouth to see if they are done. Please don't burn your tongue and tell me I asked you to do so.....I mentioned Blow hard...the stuffing is sizzling hot :)

Note: You can use minced meat or turkey or chicken and finely chopped onions for the stuffing. You can also add some dry white wine to this stuffing . You will have to cook the minced meat or saute it in little oil along with fine chopped onions if you like and then add the white wine,and let the mixture become dry. Then you can add the seasonings to your taste and use this mix to stuff the mushrooms.




Sujatha here's the photo of the christmas tree . It has lights on it but they are not showing well in the picture,I should have probably subdued all the other lights in the room :( I will post some more, with the lights and the small tree as well:)

22 comments:

  1. Christmas Tree looks super n mouthwatering recipe.
    Kurinji

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  2. Well i cant get enough of these mushrooms either!!! This looks real tempting..I love d ings used for the stuffing!! The Christmas tree looks fab...Yeah...do put up more pics of the decoration :)

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  3. Oh my my ! The stuffed mushrooms look awesome.I loved the way you explained what you did...and right you are..we can have any kind of filling depending on the ingredients available at that moment.definitely a must-try-out recipe on my list.

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  4. oooh! i just want to grab one... they look soo yummy. slurp! no wonder they were half wiped out in the midst of cooking :)

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  5. Recipe looks wonderful. Can you give the link to ur christmas tree? I love ur blog and recipes. Creative , different and yummy.

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  6. Anything Stuffed, I am in Kavita..Looks yummmy yumm...

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  7. I love stuffed mushroom, am an addict to them..just makes me drool..

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  8. thank you Kavita
    mushrooms and cheese love it
    chirstmas tree looks fabulous
    happy holidays

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  9. i love this...nice recipe..
    btw loved the pic of the room :)...post more pics of the tree and the house too..i love seeing house pics ;)

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  10. Kavita, your mushrooms sound mouth watering. Sorry for the long absence..life has been hectic lately. Your Christmas tree is looking beautiful, can't wait to see more pictures :)

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  11. Mouthwatering stuffed mushrooms,looks very yummy and a cool christmas tree.

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  12. luv these versatile stuffed kinda recipes, nice way to disguise food for kids :) the christmas tree looks awesome, waiting for more pics... happy holidays!

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  13. Superb recipe..love stuffed ones,makes me drool..
    There is an award waiting for you dear..please collect:)
    Love,
    Suja

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  14. wow...very tempting and delicious recipe...
    loved ur christmas tree decorations and ur house picture...very neatly organised...waiting to see more pics...

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  15. Such a great dish! No wonder it disappears fast, love this healthy and yummy mushroom...

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  16. can I come to your house now..fantastic dish..
    Tasty appetite

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  17. here is an award waiting for you. Please accept..

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  18. You have such a lovely blog and yummy recipe's...happy to follow your blog..

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  19. Stuffed mushrooms sounds kool, haven't tried my hands on it tho'...Happy holidays, advance wishes for X-mass:)

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