When you're planning a big party or a formal event, you're going to need to think about appetizers. There are many different appetizers frequently passed at gatherings, but the more bite-sized you can make them, the easier they'll be for everyone. One great bite-sized appetizer that's sure to please most everyone on your guest list is stuffed mushrooms. If you've avoided making them out of concerns that they're complicated, you're in luck. They are much easier than you might think, and this is how you make them.
Gathering Your Ingredients
Great stuffed mushrooms start with a great foundation. Opt for either button or Cremini mushrooms for the best results. Here are all of the things you're going to need.
Preparing Your Ingredients
Use a soft cloth to wipe the mushrooms clean if they have any surface dirt. Don't run them under water, because they'll get slimy. Remove the stems and set them on a cutting board. Dice up the mushroom stems and mince the shallot.
Melt the butter in a small skillet and cook the shallots and mushroom stems over medium-high heat for about four or five minutes, just until the shallot starts to become translucent. Then, toss in the pecans and continue cooking for about three or four more minutes.
Combine the breadcrumbs, marjoram, parsley and salt in a bowl, then add the mushroom pieces, shallots, pecans and butter. Stir well to combine everything together. Put a tablespoon or so of the Parmesan cheese in the mixture, then add the vegetable stock and olive oil. Stir the mixture well so that everything is moistened.
Assembling the Caps
Making stuffed mushrooms isn't as complicated as you might have thought. If you're not confident in the kitchen, though, look to a local catering service to supply your party foods.Share