Balsamic Roasted Caprese Mushrooms

Balsamic Roasted Caprese Mushrooms

Recipe courtesy of The Tasty Gardner.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

3 pints small button mushrooms (approximately 25-35 mushrooms)
2 cups balsamic vinegar
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 1/2 cups mini bocconcini cheese, halved
Bunch of basil, torn into 25-35 1″ pieces (or smaller leaves separated)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Remove the stems from the mushrooms. If the cavity doesn’t look big enough to fit half and tomato and cheese use a spoon to hollow it out a little bit.
  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. While oven is preheating toss mushrooms in a bowl and toss with balsamic vinegar. Prepare a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Once oven is heated place mushrooms cap up on baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes. Reserve the vinegar.
  4. While the mushrooms are roasting in a small saucepan bring the balsamic vinegar up to a low simmer. Stirring occasionally, simmer until it becomes thick and reduced.
  5. Remove mushrooms from oven and place on serving platter. Press a piece of basil into each cavity. Add half a tomato and half a cheese.
  6. Drizzle with reduced balsamic and season with salt and pepper.
Grilled Mushroom Quesadillas

Grilled Mushroom Quesadillas

Recipe courtesy of The Cookie Writer.

Serves: 2 | Prep: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 lb mushrooms (I used a mix of button, mini bella, and portobello), halved (if using portobello, make sure it is chopped roughly the same size as the other mushrooms for even cooking!)
1 large jalapeno, sliced into rings (optional)
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil + more for greasing
3 garlic cloves, minced
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded sharp cheese (Cheddar, Monterrey Jack, etc.)
4 (8 – 10 inch) flour tortillas

Directions

  1. Prepare propane grill by heating three burners over medium-high heat.
  2. While BBQ is heating, slice mushrooms. Combine jalapenos, vinegar, oil, garlic, salt, and pepper into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add mushrooms and toss until well combined! You can also prepare this mix a day in advance.
  4. Adjust burners to medium heat (looking for 400F-425F.) Lightly oil grill.
  5. Pour mushrooms onto grill, taking care not to lose anything between the bars (looking at you, jalapenos!)
  6. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, trying to maintain 400F-425F temperature. Flip mushrooms and cook for another 5-10 minutes, or until browned to your liking (I like seeing how far I can go without burning them!)
  7. Move to a bowl.
  8. Lower heat to medium-low (350F)
  9. Brush one side of each tortilla with some oil.
  10. Place two, oil-side-down, onto grill. Quickly top each evenly with mushroom mixture and cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, oil-side-up.
  11. Cover and cook for about 3 minutes. Flip and cook for a few more minutes (keep an eye on them or you may end up with some char like I did!)
  12. Remove from heat, slice, and serve with your favourite toppings!                                     

Mushroom Truffle Four Cheese Lasagna

Recipe courtesy of SugarLoveSpices.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 40 minutes | Serves: 4-6 people

Ingredients

A small basket of mixed mushrooms (2 portobellini, 1 bundle enoki, 2 oysters, 6 shiitake)
10 oven-ready lasagna sheets
140 g fresh mozzarella
60 g Italian mild Asiago cheese
30 g Parmigiano Reggiano
40 g Taleggio
2 Tbsp. e.v.o. oil
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup white wine
2 drops white truffle oil
2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
1 Tbsp fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Pinch of peperoncini (red chilli flakes)
125 ml of Mushroom Panna (or heavy cream)
125 ml Half and Half cream

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Wash, dry and chop mushrooms into slivers.
  3. In a medium cast iron pan drizzle in e.v.o. oil and toss in garlic and peperoncini, bring to a med to high heat.
  4. Throw in mushrooms and begin to sauté for 2-3 minutes, sprinkle in 1/2 the parsley and all of the thyme, and stir.
  5. Season with salt and fresh cracked pepper, and when mushrooms begin to soften add in the white wine and let it cook till the wine evaporates about 5 minutes. Finish with a few drops of white truffle oil. Take mushroom out of the pan leaving a few for flavoring and in the same cast iron pan pour in the Mushroom Panna and Half and Half cream. When the mixture is warm add in the Taleggio and Asiago cheese. Stir until cheese is all nice and melted inside and sauce is thickened a bit, about 5 minutes.
  6. While sauce is cooking put a pot of salted water to boil.
  7. Place lasagna sheets in boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, take out and place in a bowl of cold water to stop the cooking time. If you want to omit this step, just add more liquid to the sauce and use the uncooked lasagna sheets.

Directions

  1. In an 8-inch by 11-inch baking dish, spoon some of the cream sauce onto the bottom. Layer the lasagna sheets letting some of the sheets to come up the sides. Spoon some more of the cream sauce and sprinkle over the top with the Parmigiano and mozzarella, and finish with a sprinkling of the sautéed mushrooms.
  2. Take some more lasagna sheets and lay perpendicular to the last layer again allowing the sheets to come up the sides a bit. Spoon sauce on top and sprinkle with Parmigiano and mozzarella and finish again with sautéed mushrooms.
  3. Continue this until you have completed 4 layers and the top will be finished with sauce, cheese, and mushrooms.
  4. Place in the preheated oven and cook for 20 minutes, then turn oven to low broil and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  5. Take out of the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  6. Cut and serve. Enjoy!
Asparagus-Mushroom Ravioli

Asparagus-Mushroom Ravioli

Recipe courtesy of The Cookie Writer.

Prep: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Total: 35 minutes | Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 large portobello mushroom, halved lengthwise and then roughly chopped
1/2 lb button mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb mini Bella mushrooms, sliced
1.5 lbs asparagus, trimmed and sliced into 2-inch lengths
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
2 tbsp. salted butter + more for serving
1/2 oz fresh chives, roughly sliced
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese + more for serving
500 g fresh three cheese-stuffed ravioli pasta (you can also use a meat variety for non-vegetarians.)

Directions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions (using salted water.) Drain and reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  2. Place large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add butter and once bubbling, stir in mushrooms. Cook for 5-7 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Stir in garlic, asparagus, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and half the chives. Cook for another 10 minutes, or until mushrooms are nicely browned and asparagus is tender-crisp.
  3. Pour in 1/4 cup pasta water and cook for 1 minute. Stir in cooked pasta and cheese. If mixture is really dry, add in a bit of butter with additional pasta water if desired. For us, the butter was enough!
  4. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese (if desired) and remaining chives!
Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Mushroom Grilled Cheese

Mushrooms on toast is my “go to” quick dinner – with a bowl of soup or a salad, it’s the best kind of “fast food” and it’s a great way to use up those last few mushrooms. Mushrooms sautéed in butter – what could be better? Well, actually, how about adding a bit of cheese?

Recipe Courtesy of: Mardi Michels from eat. live. travel. write 

Serves: 1

Ingredients

3 tablespoon salted butter, divided
6 cremini mushrooms (approx. 75g), thinly sliced
A sprig of fresh thyme
Flaky sea salt and freshly ground pepper
2 slices country-style (sourdough is good here) bread
60g cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

Method

  1. Heat the butter in a small pan over medium-high heat.
  2. When the butter is melted, add the mushrooms and thyme and cook until the mushrooms have released their juices and are golden brown. Season with a pinch of salt and a good grind of black pepper.
  3. Use the remaining butter to butter the slices of bread and heat a heavy oven-ready skillet (preferably one with a ribbed base to make “griddle marks” on the bread) over medium-high heat.
  4. Heat the broiler to 375˚F. and place the slices of bread butter-side down and cook until they are just starting to turn golden.
  5. Place half cheese slices on one slice of bread and top with the mushrooms.
  6. Place the rest of the cheese on the other slice of bread and cook for a minute or so until the buttered side of the bread is golden brown.
  7. Place the skillet under the broiler until the cheese is completely melted.
  8. Remove from the oven and top the mushroom toast with the other slice of bread.
  9. Slice and serve.