Easy Stuffed Mushrooms With Roasted Red Pepper
These easy stuffed mushrooms are a great way to use up leftover rice and create a fantastic meal from store cupboard ingredients, these feature roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and Roquefort cheese.
Easy Stuffed Mushrooms.
As is usually the case here, this stuffed mushrooms recipe follows hot on the heels of other mushroom recipes.
This one in the main is designed to be a super quick mid-week chuck it together meal. Unlike my recent mushroom ragu recipe which was very much a low and slow recipe.
This recipe assumes the use of both roasted peppers and dried tomatoes from jars
I personally set all these aside from my summer crop of vegetables which gives me vibrant red peppers and an intense tomato flavour all year round.
Of course, these jars are readily available in shops and make a perfect addition to a bolognese sauce or chili.
Versatile Stuffed Mushrooms.
This simple recipe for stuffed mushrooms is not the first here on my website. I love the versatility of them, they are so simple to cook and can be thrown together from store cupboard ingredients.
All you need to do is pull together some flavours that work together, although I personally think that cheese is a must.
This recipe was based on Roquefort cheese which is a ewes milk cheese. It has a sharpness similar to goats cheese and a wonderful saltiness.
It pairs superbly with something a little sweet, and roasted red peppers are perfect. Add the nuttiness of some leftover brown rice and some creamy pine nuts and you are done.
But if you have goats cheese, then you could go caramelised onion and goats cheese. If you have plain old cheddar as if there is any such thing, then balsamic and onions make a perfect stuffed mushroom recipe.
If you want to go meaty then look no further than these minced beef stuffed mushrooms.
Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms.
You all know how I like to avoid controversy right? Well, as far as I am concerned stuffed mushrooms are better sans meat!
Now I am a pretty committed carnivore, but I do not believe every meal needs meat.
I have played around and experimented with meaty stuffed mushrooms and I have always been underwhelmed. I find that the meat and the mushroom do not offer enough of a contrast to each other.
But gimme a vegetarian stuffed mushroom with some perfectly matched cheese and I am in heaven.
Again avoiding controversy, do not add too much cheese! I don’t care how many times I see the ‘no such thing as too much cheese’ meme on facebook I always whisper “bullshit” to myself.
Food is about balance and blue cheese, in particular, can dominate and obliterate all other flavours very quickly.