Stuffed Black Mushrooms
This is a very popular dish here in South Africa. My cousin-in-law makes these often, especially for breakfast (without the wine!), and varies the fillings. It's a good side dish for summer barbeques! If you are not going to use the wine, substitute 1/2 cup of vegetable stock. The mushrooms can be stuffed and refrigerated a day in advance, which is a bonus if you are pressed for time
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- 6 large portabella mushrooms
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- olive oil (for frying)
- 1⁄2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1⁄2 cup white wine (or pale sherry )
- 1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup pecorino cheese
- chopped fresh parsley
- 4 -8 tablespoons melted butter
- 3 finely chopped fresh sage leaves
- dried rosemary
- salt and black pepper
- Remove the stalks from the mushrooms and chop.
- Sautee the onion, garlic and chopped mushroom stalks in olive oil until the onion is soft, then remove from the heat.
- Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, herbs and cheese together.
- Add the wine and melted butter to the saucepan, then add the dry ingredients.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Lay the mushrooms on a greased baking sheet and mould a large spoonful of the mixture into each one.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 20 mins, until the stuffing starts to turn golden.
- Serve on a crouton of fried bread (ideal for not wasting the delicious juices), or on a bed of mixed leaves (rocket works well), or both.
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This is an excellent dish! I used 10 big champignons as here portabella mushrooms are not available and worked very well. The filling was delicious and my children said several times that they love it. I think I made only a mistake: I should have prepared the double quantity! :) Thanks a lot for this recipe!
Very good! I used two LARGE portobello mushrooms and halved the recipe for the stuffing which came out right on the money. I did increase the amount of garlic considerably :) My breadcrumbs were already Italian seasoned but I added the parsley, sage and rosemary and I am glad I did!!! I omitted the salt for health reasons and it was fine that way. I cooked them for 3 minutes in the microwave (which was perfect) and then right before serving I added extra parmesean cheese and heated them under the broiler and served atop some fresh baby spinach (next time I will cook the spinach first though). Nice vegetarian meal tonight!