Mushrooms have always made great appetizers because they are bite-sized and you can do so much with them. The trick is not to stand over a hot stove all day whipping up appetizers. Here are some quick and easy mushrooms appetizers.
Quick And Easy Mushroom Appetizers
Makes 8 servings
These mushrooms are tasty and very easy to make.
¼ cup of olive oil
¼ cup of vinegar
2 tablespoons of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of garlic, chopped
1 pound of mushrooms, cleaned and washed
2 tablespoons of green onions, sliced thin
In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine olive oil, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and mushrooms. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid is gone. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, strain the liquid and place mushrooms on a platter, top with green onions and serve with toothpicks.
Traditional Stuffed Mushrooms
Makes 4 servings
Great appetizer to serve at your next party.
20 mushrooms, stems and cores removed
¾ pounds of ground sausage, you can use Italian, spicy or any other kind
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
3 green onions, chopped
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet, place the mushrooms top side down. In a frying pan, over medium-high heat, fry the sausage until thoroughly cooked. In a bowl, combine the sausage with the green onions, cream cheese and soy sauce, until mixed well. Spoon this mixture into the mushrooms and bake for 20-30 minutes.
Bread Squares with Cheese and Mushrooms
Makes 12 servings
Yum: Bread, cheese and mushrooms…enough said!
1 loaf of Italian bread
½ cup of butter, softened
1 pound of fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 cups of mozzarella cheese, shredded
6 green onions, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Slice the loaf of Italian bread in half horizontally. Pull out most of the bread with your fingers so that it forms a hollow shell. In a bowl, combine the butter, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, green onions and garlic cloves and combine until blended well. Spread the mixture onto both sides of the bread. On a baking sheet, place the two bread halves and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has melted. Allow to cool and then slice in smaller pieces to serve.