Best Stuffed Jumbo Mushrooms For Birthday

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Best stuffed mushrooms

Best stuffed mushrooms

Finally my birthday celebration is over! That’s really long huh….*big smiles*. We had the final one over the weekend. My girl is finally back and we had a wonderful family time together. My family wanted to go out and eat but I preferred a home environment and home cooked food, even though it may be simple. The birthday girl has to win!….*grin*.

It was just hilarious when my family tried to sing the Happy Birthday song like what you hear at TGIF. If you do not know how it’s like, just try one time celebrating your birthday there. You’d totally enjoy it. It’s VERY fun. A whole group of it’s staff will surround you to sing that silly birthday song…loud and fast. And everyone around will enjoy looking at you….*grin*. Some may find it embarrassing but I thought it’s so exciting and fun!

Chocolate birthday cake

Chocolate birthday cake

My girls were very busy so I said I would cook a simple meal. They bought a beautiful 5 layers chocolate birthday cake for me. Beautiful in look and texture and covered with cheese cream…! We liked it so much that we had 2 slices each….mmmm! We usually don’t eat so much cake but this one is irresistible. After one slice, we just couldn’t resist another slice even though we were very full. Now I am going to try and make this cake……5 layers chocolate cake……*smiling*. That reminds me of the chocolate millie crepe that I made for my birthday. I think there were at least 25 layers. I need to try my millie crepe again. You can see the picture of my chocolate millie crepe at Double Joy - Birthday And Valentine’s Day. Another beautiful many layers cake is the Classy Indonesian Layer Cake (Kek Lapis) which I made for Valentine’s Day last year.

Linguine carbonara

Linguine carbonara

My daughter loved spaghetti carbonara with crispy bacon. So I cooked it but I used linguine instead of spaghetti. I hardly buy bacon and cream so this is quite a treat for all of us.

Peri peri chicken goujons

Peri peri chicken goujons

I also cooked Peri Peri Chicken Goujons. It was a hit when I cooked it last time….very simple and quick to cook. Check it out at Peri-peri Chicken Goujons (Strips) - Better Than Nando’s for the recipe. My family was thrilled when they heard that I cooked this really delicious chicken.

And my best of all is the Stuffed Jumbo Mushrooms. That’s my first time cooking it. I have always wanted to cook this stuffed mushrooms. Finally I did it…yeah…..*big smiles*. Not too much work and it came out VERY delicious. I actually had fun making it and was really happy when my girl said that it’s even better than the peri peri chicken! I ate 2!….mmmm. It was just too good but then I felt so full after that. These stuffed mushrooms were just so juicy, moist and full of flavour and taste.

The mushrooms were on sale. I got them at 50% off……£1.50 for all the mushrooms! That’s cheap for such a big plate of fabulous stuffed mushrooms.

Here’s my simple and easy recipe for the Stuffed Jumbo Mushrooms.

Ingredients A
500g jumbo mushrooms
250g chestnut mushrooms

Jumbo mushrooms

Jumbo mushrooms

As the name implies, these jumbo mushrooms are really big, 4-5 inches across. 6 pieces weigh 500g.

Remove the stalks from the jumbo mushrooms. Lay the jumbo mushrooms on a paper lined metal tray, top side facing down. For your information, initially I tried to dig it out with a knife but then my daughter taught me how to pull it off gently just with your hand. Sometimes we have to learn from our children, right?….. *shy smile*. Actually she was just playing with a piece of mushroom when the stalk came off. Then she found the trick! More brains work better, right?…….*wink*

Chestnut mushrooms

Chestnut mushrooms

Chop up the stalks finely. Slice the chestnut mushrooms. Put all of them aside.

Ingredients B
1/2 whole garlic (peeled and chopped)
2T butter
2T oil
2 big shallots (peeled and chopped)
80g bacon (chopped and fried till crisp)

Fry garlic in butter and oil

Fry garlic in butter and oil

Put all of Ingredients B into a frying pan and fry until the garlic turns golden and fragrant.

Add mushrooms and fry

Add mushrooms and fry

Add the shallot. Fry until they turned translucent. Add the chopped mushroom stalks from Ingredients A. Fry for a while. Then add the crisp bacon and sliced chestnut mushrooms. Fry until fragrant and soft.

Ingredients C
50g breadcrumbs
3/4t sea salt
1/2t pepper powder
1 handful grated mozzarella cheese

Add breadcrumbs to mushroom mixture

Add breadcrumbs to mushroom mixture

Add the breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to the mushroom mixture above. Mix well. Dish it up into a mixing bowl.

There’s always croutons at home because of my love for vegetable salad. I just put some into a processor and process until quite fine. Really simple to make them. If you love salad, go to Easy to Make Salad - For Health And Weight Lose. To learn how to make croutons, go to How To Make Croutons For Salad.

Add cheese to mushroom mixture

Add cheese to mushroom mixture

Add the mozzarella cheese to the mushroom mixture and mix up with a spoon. This is the stuffing mix. Divide it up among the jumbo mushrooms.

Stuffed jumbo mushrooms

Stuffed jumbo mushrooms

Mmmm....juice and full of taste and flavour

Mmmm....juice and full of taste and flavour

Bake in a preheated oven of 200 degrees Celsius for about 15-20 minutes. Serve hot with some fresh green salad. Enjoy!

This is a great item for party. Not only does it look impressive and delicious but you can prepare it ahead and bake just before your guests arrive.

Note: You can omit the bacon and make it vegetarian. However, the bacon adds to the flavour and taste.

Hope you have fun cooking and baking. Do enjoy each day to the fullest! Till then, see you in my next post.

Quote of the day……

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”

- Walt Disney

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Sidney  on February 28th, 2012

Great dish…i shud try it one day!!!

Belinda @zomppa  on February 28th, 2012

The birthday cake song sounds so cute!! Happy birthday!!

Ann@Anncoo Journal  on February 28th, 2012

Mary, Your birthday cake looks very beautiful with the 5 layers. WOW! I must try to make one with that height too :)

MC  on February 28th, 2012

I LOVE mushrooms, and all the ingredients in this recipe! I’ll definitely be making these soon, Thanks!

reanaclaire  on February 28th, 2012

wow..your JUMBO mushroom has so much “liew” in them! Yummy!!!

suituapui  on February 28th, 2012

Yummmmm…the mushroom looks great, everything looks great… You’re running a restaurant there, by any chance?

Blackswan  on February 28th, 2012

Mary, u always have so much fun! I love mushrooms & enjoy baking them too. Full of nutrients & such a healthy dish. Gosh, u’re cooking such a big pan! Looks like u’re feeding a huge group of people! Happy Bday again!

DG  on February 28th, 2012

First of all, happy belated birthday Mary!
Your birthday cake …. oh my 5 layers, that’s really tall :) and your jumbo mushroom looks really really yummy …. thanks for sharing with us … I should try it one day :)

Von  on February 29th, 2012

You sound like you’re relieved your birthday is over :P haha…. Happy birthday!! Your stuffed mushrooms look so tasty!! I love mushrooms but we rarely buy jumbo mushrooms- next time I see them, I’ll definitely have to buy them to make this! :D

noobcook  on February 29th, 2012

love your birthday feast and I simply love stuffed portebello mushrooms

lena  on February 29th, 2012

this must be the 5th birthday cake you’re eating if i’m not wrong..such wonderful and warm celebration! i’m salivating at your stuffed mushroom!

Jeannie  on February 29th, 2012

I love that peri-peri chicken and the mushrooms…looks so delicious! of cos the cake is awesome too! How nice to be able to have such a long birthday celebration huh!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on February 29th, 2012

The cheesy stuffed mushrooms look deletable!I want some peri peri chicken!!!

teresa  on February 29th, 2012

there is nothing like good food to celebrate a birthday! everything looks awesome!

wok with ray  on February 29th, 2012

Oh wow, Marie! Your stuffed mushrooms are amazing. I am getting really hungry just staring at those mushrooms. I’m glad you had a nice birthday celebration. :)

Mistletoe Tattoo ;)  on March 2nd, 2012

OMG, I want those stuffed mushrooms!!! They look so yummy! Well, everything looked deli shirts, but those mushrooms are making me drool. LOVED the cake! Your daughters are just too sweet! And I’m not just saying that, I’ve had the great pleasure of meeting them, so I know.
“More brains work better”, but Moh brains work better too. Teeheehee!!! I want to hear your family sing the TGIF birthday song! Tell Stripy to sing it to me. Hahaha! I’m really glad you had such a lovely birthday celebration with your family, Mary. May each year be happier and crazier than the last. Biggest hugs!

nasifriet  on March 3rd, 2012

The stuffed mushrooms looked gorgeous. Great idea for buffet or high tea. Will probably make these for our house warming in the summer. Thanks for sharing, Mary!

tigerfish  on March 7th, 2012

Woo..those mushrooms are huge and very “meaty” they must be real juicy too!

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