Coconut Mushroom Puffs

Recipe and photo courtesy of Samantha from It Doesn’t Taste Like Chicken.

Prep Time: 20 mins. | Cook Time: 25 mins.
Tip: If you like, you can make the mushroom mixture ahead of time and store in an airtight container until you are ready to full the puff pastry.

Ingredients

1 Puff Pastry, thawed (Check ingredients to make sure it is vegan, most are)
16 oz Mushrooms (two of those little boxes, or one of the big ones)
4 Cloves Garlic
½ Cup Canned Full Fat Coconut Milk (shaken well before measuring)
2 teaspoons Corn Starch
1 Tablespoons Coconut Oil or Canola Oil
1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast
½ teaspoon Dried Thyme
½ teaspoon Dired Oregano
¼ teaspoon Salt
Several Grinds of Pepper
Flour for rolling the puff pastry
Chives, Cilantro, or Parsley for Garnish (optional)

Method

To Make the Coconut Mixture:
1. Start by making the coconut mushroom filling. Slice the mushrooms and mince the garlic.
2. Mix together the coconut milk and corn starch and set aside.
3. Heat the coconut oil in a pan over medium high heat. When it’s hot, add the mushrooms and garlic.
4. Sauté the mushrooms for about 5 minutes until they soften and begin to release their juices.
5. Stir in the coconut milk mixture, nutritional yeast, thyme, oregano, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer.
6. Continue to cook for about another 5 minutes, until the sauce thickens a bit. Remove from heat.
To Make the Puffs:
7. Preheat the over to 400F (200C).
8. Lightly flour a clean work surface and use a rolling pin to roll out the puff pastry to a rectangle that’s about 9″ x 12″.
9. Use a long knife to cut the puff pastry into 24 squares. that’s 3 cuts down the longest direction, and 5 cuts across the shortest direction.
10. Push each puff pastry square into the mini cupcake pan, so that the edges of the puff pastry, come up the sides forming a little cup to hold the mushroom mixture. If any of your squares are a little too small, just use your rolling pin to roll it out a little more.
11. Divide the mushroom mixture evenly among the cups.
12. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, rotating the pan once, until the edges of the puff pastry are golden. To remove them, use a knife to pop them out of the pan.
13. Finely chop chives, cilantro, or parsley, and sprinkle on the mushroom puffs for garnish.
Cheesy Taco Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheesy Taco Stuffed Mushrooms

Recipe and photo courtesy of Stacey of Bake. Eat. Repeat.

Prep Time: 30 mins. | Cook Time 25 mins. | Makes: 20-25 stuffed mushrooms.

Ingredients

20-25 button mushrooms (medium size)
½ small onion (about 1 cup), finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup finely chopped red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon coriander
salt and pepper to taste
6 ounces (188g, ¾ of a package) cream cheese, softened
1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup black beans, rinsed
1 cup corn kernels (thawed if frozen)

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper and set aside.

 

2. Wash the mushrooms and pop out the stems. Chop the stems finely. In a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat, saute the onions until softened. Add the garlic, the chopped mushroom stems, red pepper, jalapeno pepper, chili powder, cumin, coriander and salt and pepper. Continue to saute for 3-4 minutes until the onions have browned and the mushrooms have released their liquid.

 

3. In a large bowl, mix together the cream cheese and the egg yolk until well combined. Stir in ½ cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Add the onion mixture, the black beans and the corn and stir well. If the mixture is really soft, place the bowl in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to allow it to firm up before filling the mushrooms.

 

4. Scoop the filling into the mushroom caps and place them on the baking sheet. Fill them up as full as you can, heaping it up on top to use up all the filling. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top of the stuffed mushrooms

 

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the filling is hot. Let them cool slightly before eating. The mushrooms can be prepared a day in advance and kept in the refrigerator until baking. Or you can prepare them and then freeze them before thawing and baking. Or bake and then freeze to reheat them later.

Bombay Meatballs and Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of Amy of Family Feedbag.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 20 mins. | Serves: 2-3

Ingredients

1 cup finely diced onion
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp garam masala
2 tsp freshly grated ginger root
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lb white mushrooms, halved
1 lb ground turkey thighs
½ cup plain yogurt
½ cup fresh basil leaves

Method

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the onion, garlic, garam masala, ginger and salt. Toss to evenly distribute the seasonings and set aside.
  2. Create a foil grilling pan by layering two pieces of foil and folding up the edges twice. Toss the mushrooms with the olive oil in the foil pan. Sprinkle half the onion mixture evenly over the mushrooms.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with the other half of the onion mixture and roll into 2-inch balls. Spray the grill with non-stick cooking spray or brush with oil and heat to medium-high.
  4. Place the filled foil pan and meatballs directly on the grill. After 6-8 minutes, rotate the meatballs and give the mushrooms a stir. After another 6-8 minutes, remove the meatballs to a serving platter.
  5. Gently stir the yogurt and basil leaves into the mushrooms and continue grilling another 2-3 minutes until the yogurt begins to bubble.

Blended Meatballs with Spicy Sriracha Aioli

Mushrooms are blended with ground beef and seasoned to create the perfect appetizer-style meatball. Serve with Spicy Sriracha Aioli for an added kick.

Recipe by Brittany of My Daily Randomness.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 25 mins.
Makes approximately 20 meatballs.

Ingredients

Meatballs:
½ lb. mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 small onion, finely diced
1 clove minced garlic
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
Spicy Sriracha Aioli:
4 egg yolks
4 large cloves garlic peeled and pureed
1-2 tbsp Sriracha sauce (depending on desired spice level)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste

Method

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking tray with foil and spray with cooking spray.
2. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
3. In a skillet over medium heat cook chopped mushrooms until brown and most moisture has been released, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.
4. In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, seasoning, onion, garlic breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Shape mixture into 1½ inch meatballs. Place 1 inch apart on pan.
5. Bake 35-40 minutes or until meatballs reach 160°F, are cooked through and center is no longer pink.
Spicy Sriracha Aioli
1. In a food processor add egg yolks, pureed garlic, and Sriracha sauce. Place the top on the bowl and turn on the machine and slowly drizzle in the oils. Once the oil is added stop the machine and check for consistence, if to thick you can whisk in a little water too thin as needed. Add the salt to taste.

Blended Meatballs

Umami-rich mushrooms are blended with ground beef and seasoned to create the perfect Italian-style meatball. Serve with marinara and spaghetti or toss with a Teriyaki sauce and serve as an appetizer.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mushroom Council.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 30 mins.
Makes approximately 20 meatballs.

Ingredients

½ lb.  mushrooms, finely chopped
1 lb.  lean ground beef
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 small onion, finely diced
1 clove minced garlic
½ cup breadcrumbs
1 egg

Method

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking tray with foil and spray with cooking spray.
2. Place the mushrooms in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.
3. In a skillet over medium heat cook chopped mushrooms until brown and most moisture has been released, about 3-5 minutes. Set aside to let cool.
4. In a large bowl combine cooled mushrooms, beef, seasoning, onion, garlic breadcrumbs and egg; mix all ingredients until incorporated. Shape mixture into 1½ inch meatballs. Place 1 inch apart on pan.
5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until meatballs reach 160°F, are cooked through and center is no longer pink.
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