Granted, it takes a little bit of time to prepare these, but half an hour away from keyboard can’t hurt during a gaming marathon. 😉
Here’s what you’ll need for the stuffed mushrooms:
- Mushrooms – I used champignons
- 1 onion
- some bacon cubes
- cream cheese, plain or with herbs
- some grated parmesan
- freshly ground pepper, cayenne pepper, dried herbs, paprika
Finely dice the onion, remove the stems from the mushrooms and dice them as well. Hint: don’t wash mushrooms in water, but use a brush to clean them. Mushrooms act like a sponge and soak up water, making them all – well – watery and lose taste.
Next, quickly stir-fry the onions, bacon and diced mushroom stems in just a tiny bit of oil.
Next, transfer to a little bowl and add about two tbsp. of cream cheese, freshly ground black pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper, dried herbs and a bit of paprika. Mix well.
Now comes the tricky part. With the help of a small spoon, stuff the filling into the mushroom heads. Place them in a heatresistant form and sprinkle with parmesan and drizzle with a little bit of olive oil to help them cook. Put in the pre-heated oven at 200° Celsius and bake for approx. 20 minutes.
You can serve them just as they are or with a side of salad (in the picture below it’s a mix of tomato, onion, cucumber and mozzarella) or simply some rice.