Mushrooms Make New Year’s Entertaining Easy

Cranberry Stuffed Mushrooms by Living Lou

Holidays are coming to a close tomorrow as we ring in the New Year, and among all the rush and chaos have you thought about what appetizers to serve at your New Year’s gathering? How about some fresh Canadian mushrooms! Fresh mushrooms are easy to prepare, flavourful, nutritious, and are sure to keep your guests entertained before dinner.

Mushroom Dippers
Use fresh whole or thick sliced mushrooms for dipping instead of crackers or chips. They’re nutritious, great for the calorie conscious and delicious.

Stuffed Mushrooms
Stuffed mushrooms are among one of the easiest and versatile holiday recipes. You can literally stuff a mushroom with anything. Cranberries, seafood, bacon & walnuts… you name it, you can stuff it in a mushroom.

Mushroom Bruschetta
Need something that you can prepare ahead? Combine 2 cups chopped assorted mushrooms with minced garlic, chopped fresh parsley, fresh basil, 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and pepper to taste. Refrigerate several hours or overnight. Spoon onto lightly toasted slices of fresh bread. Sprinkle with grated mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Broil until mushrooms are cooked and cheese melts.

Mushroom Kebabs
Thread mushrooms onto several bamboo skewers; brush with oil and broil, turning often. Remove mushrooms from skewers onto platter. Serve hot, with a ranch style dressing for dipping. Tasty and simple.

Enjoy all the season has to offer, and surprise your guests with a tasty mushroom appetizer.

What’s your favourite way to serve mushrooms?

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