here again, a food i love but thought was way more complicated than it turned out to be. i lurve me some stuffed mushrooms. a LOT. seriously, i could eat them all day long and wouldn't get bored with them. i used this basic recipe from allrecipes.com, but tweaked it (as always, right?!) and made it even easier. MY version:
Stupid-easy Stuffed Mushrooms
12 large mushrooms
5 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions
2 c cheese*
2-3 Tbsp butter, divided
1/4 c dry white wine (optional)
*whatever you have on hand, really. it helps if some portion is a soft cheese, but that's not even necessary. i used 1/4 c cream cheese and grated some leftover irish cheddar for the balance.
Preheat oven to 350*, spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
Carefully stem the (clean, obviously--you're gonna eat them, right?) mushrooms and cut a small slice off the cap so they sit level without fallling over in the pan. Mince the stems and cap slices, set aside. Mince garlic and finely chop the green onion. Saute in butter and wine over low-medium heat until moisture is nearly gone, being careful not to burn the garlic. Transfer from pan into small mixing bowl and cool. (I cheated and stashed mine in the freezer for a couple minutes.) When cooled, add cheese and mix well to create a very thick mixture. spoon onto mushroom caps and arrange them in baking dish. Brush exposed mushroom tops with butter and bake for 20 minutes. I like the tops of my stuffed mushrooms a bit caramelized, so i broil them for an additional 2-5 minutes until slightly browned.
Then I dare you to keep these around longer than 5 minutes. They are so yummy, they disappear quickly!
erm, so quickly, in fact, that i didn't get a picture.
but costco has the mushrooms for super-duper cheap and i think i'll bring these to the superbowl party next weekend. maybe 3 batches. they DO go fast...