Have you read my waxing poetic on having fresh porcini mushrooms – in season… in Italy…? I adore mushrooms! Then I realized I’d never actually stuffed any. Figured it was time to change that.
Of course I’d found a recipe that looked good to keep for future use. I do this a lot… and it’s a good thing. I find and keep so many recipes/ideas to try, I never have a shortage when I’m after something new or I have an unusual client request.
I’ve now made the recipe twice. I’m not sure where I got it, but can tell you it was clipped, fully and completely from a magazine. No page heading or other identifying markers left!!
The first time, I didn’t like the texture of the filling – after baking. Plus the mushrooms themselves were just not cooked enough for my taste. The second time, is this post.
After some thought and then some tweaking, I am happier with the result. Instead of literally mincing the removed mushrooms stems for the filling, I cut them into bigger pieces. To me, this was already a huge improvement on texture. I never did like mushroom duxelles, even as part of classy beef wellington.
I also initially cooked the mushrooms much longer, adjusted the stuffing recipe and did not bake them after. The end result was tastier and much improved texture wise. They were even good, propped jauntily atop of a big green salad, for lunch the next day.
Having said that, I’d like to try other variations for the stuffing. Am not sure why, but I find the act of stuffing anything from vegetables to fruit to poultry very satisfying. Perhaps it goes back to my first ever attempt, when preparing my first turkey dinner at the ripe old age of 16.
If you happen to have an interesting recipe, I’d love it you posted a link to this blog. There’s just one catch… it can’t have any bread/wheat/gluten involved. That would be too easy!
their flavour, much more then cooking
after. This recipe can be easily multiplied,
handy for entertaining or feeding a large group – anytime. It’s also
easy to reduce, when not feeding a crowd.
button if cremini unavailable)