Stuffed Mushrooms With Pecans

Stuffed Mushrooms With Pecans Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling-Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Looking for a tasty holiday appetizer that will impress your guests? Try these flavorful Stuffed Mushrooms with Pecans. Tip - use mushrooms of equal size for even cooking.

Yield:

Makes 8 appetizer servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 28 Minutes
Other Time: 25 Minutes

Ingredients

2 medium leeks
1 (16-oz.) package fresh mushrooms (about 24 medium-size mushrooms)
1 teaspoon salt, divided
2 shallots, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fine, dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
Garnish: fresh basil sprigs

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove and discard root ends and dark green tops of leeks. Thinly slice leeks, and rinse thoroughly under cold running water to remove grit and sand.

2. Rinse mushrooms, and pat dry. Remove and discard stems. Place mushrooms, upside down, on a wire rack in an aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. salt; invert mushrooms.

3. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.

4. Sauté leeks, shallots, and garlic in hot oil in a large skillet over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 tsp. salt until well combined. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoonful leek mixture into each mushroom cap. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

April 2010
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