Stuffed mushrooms with garlic and Parmesan
These make a great starter or an accompaniment to a main meal. Beware, they are moorish and very filling.
- Enough mushrooms for four people - dependent upon size, (of the mushrooms, not the people!) - 2 big breakfast or Portobello mushrooms each for a starter. If the mushrooms are small, about 20 will be more than enough.
- 85 g (3½ oz) butter
- 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
- 50 g (2 oz) stale breadcrumbs
- 150 ml (1/4 pint) chicken stock
- 100 g (2 oz) grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F - gas 4)
- Brush the mushrooms clean, don't wash them.
- Remove the stems from the mushrooms and finely chop them.
- Melt 100g of butter fry the garlic until it colours, don't burn it.
- Add the onions and mushroom stems and fry for about 5 minutes.Add the chicken stock, bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer until it has reduced by half
- Take off the heat and add the remaining stuffing ingredients and mix well.
- Stuff the mushrooms with this mixture and lay them out on a greased oven tray.
- Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan and whisk in the wine, pour this wine stock over the mushrooms and bake for 15 minutes.
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