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Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuffed Mushrooms



From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite hot appetizers. I've collected an impressive assortment of recipes for them and, over time, you'll probably get to see them all. However, today I'm only going to feature one. I chose this one to serve over the weekend because it's so easy to do, and, when you're into day four of a long weekend, easy assumes an importance it might otherwise not have. I think the original recipe, found here, was developed by Giada De Laurentis, but I found another that is similar in an online book, called Almost Italian, which is a compilation of recipes and stories from Italian immigrant communities across America. Those of you who love Italian food might find the book really interesting. I know I did. I've changed the recipe slightly to avoid waste. I've included finely chopped mushroom stems in my stuffing and changed the herb mix a bit. I think the mushrooms help keep the stuffing, which can be dry, moist and I replaced the mint, which I found to be off-putting, with additional parsley. Here's my version of the recipe.

Stuffed Mushrooms...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Giada De Laurentis

Ingredients:

28 large (2 1/2-inch-diameter) white mushrooms, stems removed and finely chopped
5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided use
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/2 cup Italian-style dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Directions:

1) Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan. Add chopped mushroom stems and cook just until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 15 seconds longer. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
2) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
3) Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley and salt and pepper to taste to mushroom mixture in skillet. Mix with a spoon to blend.
4) Coat bottom of a large baking sheet with about 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spoon filling into the mushroom cavities and arrange on baking sheet, cavity side up. Drizzle remaining oil over filling in each mushroom. Bake until mushrooms are tender and filling is heated through and golden on top, about 25 minutes. Serve immediately. Yield: 7 servings.

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60 comments :

Gloria said...

Mary, these mushrooms look delicious!! I love them!, blessings, gloria

StephenC said...

I guess the only thing I would do differently would be to used unseasoned bread crumbs and add my own herbs. This recipe is something I should do - maybe for our annual New Year's open house!

From the Kitchen said...

I'm a stuffed mushroom fan too. I agree with the elimination of mint. For me, it has a limited usage. Hope your Thanksgiving was delicious and the cleanup complete. Bring on the turkey sandwiches!

Best,
Bonnie

Alison said...

Perfect to bring to a Christmas party this year! Do you think I could get away with this for a potluck dish? We have our annual potluck at work and don’t have access to an oven. I wonder if I could get away with serving these at room temperature.

Quay Po Cooks said...

Mary,
These mushrooms looks superb! Great snap too.

Cherine said...

These look wonderful and they definitely make a great appetizer!

Emily Z said...

These stuffed mushrooms look WONderful! They're torture, too, though, since I can't cook mushrooms in this household!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

What a gorgeous photo. I've always shied away from stuffed mushrooms thinking that they were complicated, but this looks easy enough that even I could do it! Good choice on the mint.

Katerina said...

Stuffed mushrooms are such a great appetizer. I love these ones, simple and full of taste are great as starters before the main course meal.

A Year on the Grill said...

adding the mushroom stems is a great idea... I hate wasting them, usually just save for a stock pot.

gret post!

Alison said...

Thanks for the feedback you sent me!

Faith said...

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers too, Mary! Your recipe looks wonderful! Hope you're having a great day, Mary!

Southerncook said...

I love stuffed mushrooms too as an app. and these look very good. I will try them very soon especially with the holidays upon us. Thank you Mary for sharing this recipe.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Mrs K said...

Thanks so much Mary !!! I always admired this beautiful creation in the pictures,and drooled but never tried to make these,I thought it would be cumbersome.

The picture & the presenation here is Fantabulous.I actually went beyond and read the recipe and want to make it,I have bookmarked this recipe:) I would also eliminate mint,it does overpower the dish. Have a great day:)!!!

Kelly said...

Yum. I adore stuffed mushrooms. They are one of those classic appetizers that is always delicious.

Monet said...

I love so many of Giada's recipes, and I also love stuffed mushrooms. They are always a big hit whenever I serve them at dinner or at a party. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

EliFla said...

Maryyyyyyyyyyy...I didn't know you say n: Italian style breadcrumbs, or Italian parsley.... thank you, through your blog I'm learning English!!!!!....so now I know that your white mushrooms are our "champignon" mushrooms.....!!!

Do you know??? Last Saturday I made my first muffins...ud
sing your Thanksgiving breakfast blueberry muffins....I used yougurt instead sour cream (I don't find it here)....they were too good...and today they are still fabulous!!!Thanksssssssssssss a loooooooooooooot , blessings...Flavia

P.S. of course...this week I'm going to post your muffins!!! :D

Jacob And Angie Ward said...

My family loves stuffed mushrooms so I will be giving this recipe a try soon!

aipi said...

Ooooh..these look so delicious! perfect party food!

US Masala

PeggyR said...

Oh my I love stuffed mushrooms!

Marguerite said...

Love stuffed mushrooms and these look and sound fab! I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the great recipe!

Design Wine and Dine said...

So delicious and I love the simplicity of the recipe you've adapted. A tray of these little beauties would demand respect for sure! :)

Ginny said...

These do look pretty easy. Phil loves stuffed mushrooms and when we go out to eat, he will order them as his whole meal even though they are an appetizer. I've never made any, shame on me! But I think I will try this, he will be tickled pink!! Thanks

Priya said...

Very inviting and droolworthy stuffed mushrooms..

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

I can't believe that I have never cooked stuffed mushrooms as Nigel loves them. This has given me the kick I deserve so I had better get busy. Take care. Diane

Dishesdone said...

Love stuffed mushrooms any which way! Yours look fabulous!

Bella said...

Oh, I just love stuffed mushrooms! These look delicious. I was just in the process of sorting and arranging my file of recipes from blogs to print out; I'll have to add this one to the file.

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh delicious!

nanny said...

I love mushrooms....these look wonderful....

Pam said...

Simple and delicious - they look so good Mary.

Jen_from_NJ said...

Your changes to include the mushroom stems and additional parsley instead of mint sound perfect. What a delicious appetizer!

Pam said...

Those have got to be the prettiest stuffed mushrooms ever.

Kim said...

I like stuffed veggies. These mushrooms sounds delicious. If there is parmesan in something, I'm in!

~RED~ said...

Yours are gorgeous. I love to make these.. i have a recipe that has pepperoni in it, i know it sounds wierd, but you should try it. Let me know ;)

Vittle me this... said...

these look really yummy!

An Open Book said...

hi mary.,.i just ahve to say this, that picture made me drrol and what perfect lighting..
i have failed miserably at stuffing mushrooms before now im tempted to try them again.
have a fabulous week

Chef Dennis said...

Mary
there is something to be said for simplicity! those lovely mushrooms stuffed with seasoned bread crumbs, oh so light and delicate...sigh..
what a treat for the senses!
thank you for sharing them with us
Dennis

Elin said...

Mary, these stuffed mushrooms are my favourite and I am going to try this recipe of yours....mmmm I can feel the awesomeness just drooling at them now. You have managed to make me drool and salivates over them :))) I have bookmarked this !

Have a blessed day,
Elin

Jeannie said...

That would make a great light lunch for me! I love mushrooms and these look just perfect!

Velva said...

These are an easy to do appetizer. Love stuffed mushrooms.
I smiled at your comment about "day 4 of a long weekend" that was a perfect description of how I was feeling.

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you.

Leslie said...

mmm.I love me some stuffed mushrooms!

Anna A. said...

Mmmmm I love anything mushrooms, but I haven't yet tried making stuffed mushrooms... I'm too impatient I think. I would have to start with the portabellas. I agree with you about the mint not going with the shrooms. Parsley all the way!

penny aka jeroxie said...

Stuffing mushrooms with yummy fillings is awesome. I love it.

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

Classic! Course I suppose you could pretty much stuff any kind of a mushroom with just about anything and I'd be happy!!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I think this is an all around crowd pleaser! My family and friends really like mushrooms, but now that you've dressed them up all fancy, I think they'd absolutely love them :)

Michael Toa said...

stuffed mushrooms are one of my favourites as well. These look fantastic. :)
Have a great day Mary.

Sushma Mallya said...

They looks so lovely and perfect for a party:)

Sushma Mallya said...

They looks so lovely and perfect for a party:)

fortu said...

Complimenti belli da vedere.
Ciao

Jenn said...

I loved stuffed mushrooms!! Yours look absolutely delicious!

High Plains Drifters said...

mushrooms inside mushrooms ... very cool idea. cheers!

Joanne said...

My parents make these for Thanksgiving appetizers every year and man are they delicious! I could probably eat that stuffing with a spoon.

Claudia said...

That's pretty close to my mother's recipe and I pop them like candy. These mushrooms are how myc children learned to love the little funghi! Your look prettier than mine... of course!

Beverly said...

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizers, too.

When we lived in Fort Lauderdale, we frequented one particular restaurant just to order there crab-stuffed mushrooms.♥♥♥

Dinetonite said...

That looks deelishuss! Will definitely be serving this at my next dinner party.

♥ Kathy said...

I bet my husband would love these!

Valérie said...

I adore stuffed mushrooms! These look great!

katrina said...

Oh, those look delicious!

Michele said...

This recipe is just like the one I grew up on! They look fantastic!

Eftychia said...

Delicious recipe! Mushrooms are always welcomed!!

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