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Nut-Stuffed Mushrooms

Nut-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are good for you, and make tasty meals too. Try these nut-stuffed mushrooms as a light meal…

Nut-Stuffed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are good for you, and make tasty meals too. Try these nut-stuffed mushrooms as a light meal... Recipes Nut-Stuffed Mushrooms European Print This
Serves: 5-8 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 5 fresh Portobello mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed (1 per person plus 1 extra mushroom for the stuffing)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp Canola/Olive oil
  • 60g mixed unsalted nuts (brazil nuts/hazelnuts/almonds/walnuts)
  • 1 tbsp. margarine
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh herbs e.g. parsley, fennel, dill, chives
  • salt and pepper to taste.

Instructions

  1. Cut the stems from the mushrooms and finely dice these along with one whole mushroom.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  3. Finely dice the onion and crush the garlic cloves. Place the onion and garlic in a saucepan with the Canola/Olive oil and sweat them in the oil until the onion is soft and beginning to brown. Add the chopped mushroom stalks and sweat the vegetables for a few more minutes.
  4. Lightly toast the mixed nuts in a medium oven or grill and remove the skins. Grind the mixed nuts fairly finely in a food processor or using a mortar and pestle and add to the pan along with the margarine, dried herbs, fresh herbs and salt and pepper to taste. Mix to combine.
  5. Place the field mushrooms, stem side up, on a baking tray. Divide the mixture between the mushrooms and spread over the surface of each one. Bake in the oven for 5-8 minutes or until the tops are beginning to brown and the mushrooms are just cooked.
  6. Serve 2-3 mushrooms on each plate along with a salad garnish.

Selenium is one mighty mineral we ought to know more about. More importantly, we need to know that, although we don’t normally find it in fruits and vegetables, we do find selenium in mushrooms In fact, mushrooms are among the richest sources of selenium in the produce aisle and provide 8-22 mcg per serving. Seriously good news for vegetarians whose sources of selenium are limited.

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Selenium is essential to hundreds of cellular functions throughout the body. It fights free radical damage, boosts immune function, activates thyroid hormones and even helps to preserve and regenerate other antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C and E. A variety of studies are also indicating that selenium could be a good ally in the fight against prostate cancer. Serve up and enjoy!

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