Sunday, February 12, 2017

Mushroom Madness!

It's been awhile, hello my hungry little minions.
I wish I had some minions!
Is anyone else ready for winter to be over yet?!  I'am!
It's Sunday and I am SO board!  Husband is working in garage, youngest is gaming with his online friends and they are debating who says words incorrectly, they live all over the place.
Don't worry I'm always checking in on him, I say are you sure thats a kid and not a 30 year old weirdo in his underwear living in his mom's basement!?  Yes mom, here he is on skype.  Oh, ok keep playing :)
Again I'm SO bored, what do I do?  Put on a full face of my new makeup, like I'm going out.  Straighten my hair, put on a new top then I make mushrooms while drinking lots and lots of coffee so I don't fall asleep.
Awh now this is the life!  HAHA!!
Ok anyhow, now that you know I'm totally losing my marbles!
Appetizers are my favorite food ever, but I have been trying to back off them a bit, I mean coming up with new ones, I just haven't felt like blogging.  And I'm not sure how often I will be popping in to do one of these but, here is a new one for ya all!
When I get a craving I usually need to satisfy it asap, I don't hold back, why torture yourself!
I have not made stuffed mushrooms for a long time, I stumbled across a YouTube video of someone making these & I knew I just had to try them out.
The original recipe calls for cashews, I was feeling cheap the day I went to the store for the ingredients, so I opted for pecans.
I remember the first time I made stuffed mushrooms they were my basic ones, mix cream cheese with bacon bits, stuff and bake!  They are delicious.
But, here's the thing, they end up swimming in mushroom juice, not a terrible thing but not super pleasant looking.
My then boss had me bring them to an open house photo shoot for this fancy pants couple, I was a little embarrassed that they were soggy.  But delicious!
A lightbulb went off in my head after I watched this video, put them on a baking rack over the baking sheet! Then the little fellas are not swimming in their own juice.

Here is what you're going to need:
Parsley from my garden, Kidding - go get your own :) about a half a cup
Baby Bella mushrooms, approximately 15, washed & cored
Reserve some of the stems of the mushrooms, finely chop
4 Cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 Cup shredded parmesan
1/2 Cup blue cheese crumbs
1 oz pecan bits
1 egg, whites only
1/4 teaspoon tabasco
A dash of salt & pepper
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 Cup panko bread crumbs

How to make them:
Preheat your oven to 375
Wash and core the mushrooms, place on a paper towel to dry
Get a bowl ready and toss all these ingredients in !
Chop up a few of those mushroom stems, I used 4
Mince garlic, add to bowl, toss in the parmesan, blue cheese, pecans, egg whites, parsley, tabasco, dash of salt dash of pepper.
Mix well and start stuffing those mushrooms, pack them well!
Take out a baking sheet, top with a baking rack, place mushrooms on the rack.
In a pan melt butter add panko bread crumbs, let them toast a bit.
Turn the heat off, take your mushrooms and dip into bread crumbs place back onto rack.
Bake for 15 minutes.

These little fellas are great!

*here is another one of my favorite stuffed mushrooms Stuffed Jalapeno Mushrooms

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