Black Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

Serves 6 as a starter

Ingredients

  1. 6 large cup mushrooms
  2. 1 large sweet red pepper – finely chopped
  3. 1 onion – finely chopped
  4. 6 cloves of peeled black garlic – finely sliced (one for each mushroom)
  5. 75g butter
  6. 75g breadcrumbs
  7. 4 tablespoons of freshly chopped parsley
  8. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  9. 1 egg, beaten
  10. 45g Cheddar Cheese – grated
  11. 15g freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
  12. 6 tablespoons of chicken or vegetable stock
  13. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  14. Olive oil for drizzling

 

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Wipe the mushrooms clean. Carefully take out the stalks but keep the mushroom cups whole. Place the mushrooms in a large baking dish.
  3. Chop the stalks, sweet red pepper and onion.
  4. Heat the butter in a frying pan and gently fry the onion mixture.
  5. Remove from the heat.
  6. Stir in the breadcrumbs, parsley and lemon juice. Season to taste.
  7. Stir in the beaten egg.
  8. Spoon the mixture into the mushroom cups. Tuck one finely sliced peeled black garlic clove into each mushroom cup.
  9. Sprinkle over the grated Cheddar Cheese and Parmesan.
  10. Pour the stock around them
  11. Drizzle the tops with olive oil. Season again with a little salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  12. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the mushrooms are tender and the tops golden brown.
  13. Serve with a rocket salad.