The Weekend Kitchen

Some hits, some misses…..in my kitchen, over the weekends

Stuffed Mushrooms – An easy to make starter / snack

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Quick and easy is the way to cook for me. This is one dish that can can be served as a starter or a healthy snack. Its been a sureshot hit every time I’ve made it. It is truly versatile and you can experiment with as many variations as you want with the stuffing.

Ingredients:

15-20 Button Mushrooms
Half of a medium sized onion – chopped fine
1 green chilli – de seeded and chopped fine
1/2 of a medium sized tomato – chopped fine
Celery – 1 small stalk chopped into small pieces
10 black olives – cut this into half
Shredded cheese – about 3-4 tbsp (enough to top the stuffed mushrooms)
salt – as required
Schezwan / Tabasco sauce (optional , tasted good even without the sauce) – 1-2 tsp
Olive oil – 2-3 tbsp

Main stuffing – you can use any of these
Few pieces of chicken – cooked and shredded
Stems of mushrooms – chopped fine
Spinach leaves – blanched and chopped fine
In fact, you can use anything you like as the main stuffing

Directions:

Clean the mushrooms thoroughly
Take out the stem carefully leaving the base in tact (the stems can be used as the stuffing or for another dish)
Saute` the onions, chilli and tomato on high flame for 2-3 minutes
Add the stuffing of your choice, continue to saute for another 2-3 minutes
Add sauce,if you are using it
Add salt as required
Switch off the flame, add celery stalks and mix
Brush the mushroom base with olive oil
Stuff small teaspoon full of the mix into the oiled mushroom base
Top each piece with shredded cheese
Place the mushrooms on a greased baking tray

Preheat oven to 200C.
Bake for about 10 minutes (mushrooms will turn slightly brown and cheese melted)
Top with half olives, split side down
Serve warm

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Author: wanderlustathome

Dabbling in numbers for a living while dreaming of words all the while.

2 thoughts on “Stuffed Mushrooms – An easy to make starter / snack

  1. Hmmm….looks good, reads appetising but I’m sure it’s not as easy as u make it sound 😛

  2. It really is, cross my heart 😉

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