Monday, March 5, 2012

Manly Stuffed Mushrooms

   These stuffed mushrooms are delicious and a huge hit with all of my guy friends. This is a meatier style of stuffing which is probably why it's so popular with the guys. I love serving these as appetizers at parties. Its a great way to either tide your guests over till the entree or as part of your entree if its tapas style.




Ingredients:
  • 16 XL white mushrooms (get the largest ones you can find because mushrooms shrink when you cook them)
  • 2 1/2 tbs marsala wine
  • 5 Tbs olive oil
  • 3/4 lb sweet italian sausage (if its in a casing remove it)
  • 6 scallions white and green parts minced
  • 2 garlic gloves minced
  • 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 tbs parsley (dry is fine for this)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Oven: 325° F                  Baking Time: 50 minutes                  Servings: 4 people


How to put it together:


  1. You're going to want to clean the mushrooms first. Don't run them under water, simply take a moist cloth or paper towel and wipe off the mushrooms
  2. Remove the mushroom steams and chop them finely, we'll be using them in the stuffing so don't throw them away.
  3. In a bowl toss together the mushroom caps with 3 tbs of olive oil and all of the marsala wine
  4. In a medium skillet heat the remaining 2 tbs of olive oil over medium heat
  5. Add the sausage and cook until its no longer pink, about 8-10 minutes 
  6. To the pan add the chopped mushroom stems, garlic and scallions, cook for 3 minutes
  7. Add the panko bread crumbs and mix
  8. combine the mascarpone cheese and add salt and pepper to taste
  9. Stuff the mushrooms with a heaping tablespoon of the stuffing
  10. Now for the easy part, put it in the oven and bake it for 50 minutes 
Recipe inspired by: The Food Network