Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Pizza Mushrooms

If you can find a little oven space, these are an easy appetizer to make and very tasty. You can use other pizza-type toppings instead of the pepperoni if you like; maybe stuffed olives, chopped ham or green peppers.

36 large mushrooms
45 minutes - 15 minutes prep time

Pizza Mushrooms
36 large button mushrooms
200 grams (1/2 pound) cheddar or mozzarella cheese
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon oregano
100 grams (1/4 pound) pepperoni

Clean the mushrooms, and remove the stems. Reserve the stems for some other use. Set the mushrooms on a baking tray, gills up. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Grate the cheese and mix it with the tomato and oregano. Chop up the pepperoni and mix it in as well. Spoon this mixture into the mushroom caps. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

They will exude a lot of juice as they bake, so make sure the baking tray has edges to prevent it from running off the edge.

Last year at this time I made Jerusalem Artichoke, Celeriac & Turnip Salad with Ginger-Orange Dressing.

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