Saturday, October 27, 2012

Loren's Stuffed Mushrooms


Mushrooms done
  These stuffed mushrooms are light on breadcrumbs and include peppers from the fall garden.






Ingredients:
12 white button mushrooms (large, brushed clean)
1 tbspn olive oil
3 tbspns minced green onion
small red and green pepper, chopped
lemon juice (one lemon)
1/4 tspn salt
1/4 tspn pepper
4 oz. mozzarella cheese cubed or shredded
cooking spray
3 tbspns parsley leaves, finely chopped
3 tbspns cilantro, chopped
half cup of breadcrumbs

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove stems from mushrooms; set aside caps.
Finely chop stems.
In a nonstick pan, heat olive oil, add onions and saute for 2 minutes.
Add garlic, peppers, and stems to pan. Continue to saute until stems are soft. (2 minutes)
Remove from heat. Add herbs and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.
Place mushroom caps on a baking sheet with hollow sides facing up.
Layer mozzarella cheese first inside mushrooms. Top each mushroom with a spoonful of the stem mixture.
Drizzle breadcrumbs and additional mozzarella cheese over mushrooms.
Lightly spray caps with cooking spray.
Bake 10 minutes until cheese is melted and mushrooms are golden brown. Remove from oven and serve.

To make this recipe gluten-free, my friend Laura Spinella uses gluten-free breadcrumbs. Check out her novel Beautiful Disaster at Amazon.com.

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