The Giants-Patriots game is playing soon in our local TV rooms, and Cooking Examiner has another delicious finger food recipe for the fans: Stuffed Fresh Mushrooms are another ideal choice for game day, as they can be prepped before anyone arrives, and cook in the oven while you’re with your guests.
These stuffed and baked mushrooms are a cut above the norm: they will delight eaters with flavors turning from delicately sweet to sharp. We selected brown (also called cremini) mushrooms from our local farmer’s market; and the pecorino Romano cheese can be purchased in Trader Joe’s.
Stuffed Fresh Mushrooms
You can prep the mushrooms through Step 8 and then leave them to cool for an hour or so before continuing with the recipe.
- 18 large brown mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- dash cayenne pepper
- 1⁄4 cup Marsala
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream, plus additional if needed (see Step 9)
- 1 1⁄2 cups fresh bread crumbs
- 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- Remove and coarsely chop stems from mushrooms, reserving caps.
- In a large, deep skillet, heat olive oil and butter over medium-high heat.
- Add chopped mushrooms, shallots, and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until mushroom mixture is dry, about 5 minutes, adding salt and cayenne during last minute of this cooking time.
- Then, slowly add Marsala and cook until Marsala has evaporated, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat; add cream.
- Stir in bread crumbs.
- Set aside to cool.
- Add pecorino Romano, parsley, and garlic; mix thoroughly. If mixture is extremely dry, add more heavy cream, 1 teaspoon at a time, mixing thoroughly. Do not add so much, though, that mixture becomes wet.
- Place mushroom caps in a single layer (rounded side down) on a greased cookie sheet.
- Spoon filling mixture into caps, drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, and season with pepper.
- Bake until golden, 25–45 minutes. Serve warm.
Makes 6-8 servings
Want another easily created appetizer? A previous post provided the recipe for Asian Fusion Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wings. Click here if you missed the directions for this sizzler of a dish.
More Game Day Finger Foods
Smoked Salmon Canapes
Mini Cheeseburger Pastry Bundles
Spicy Chicken Drumettes
Nacho Cheese Bites
Oriental Chicken Wings
Madeira Cream Spread
Oven Baked Onion Rings
Vintage Cocktail Mix (Chex Mix)
Double Chocolate Pecan Popcorn
Half Time Recipes
And remember to spoon up some tasty comforting casserole dishes for half-time heartiness.
Mike’s Ground Zero Chili
Creamy Corn and Beef Casserole
Beef and Guinness Pie
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