Per request... I've been asked to give my stuffed mushrooms recipe. They are very tasty and much like the mushrooms from Red Lobster or Olive Garden. You can substitute the clams for bacon, shrimp, or sausage for a variety of flavors. We prefer clams, they have a wonderful taste and texture with the mushrooms.
3 packages of mushrooms (baby bellas or button) aprox 35-38 depending on unit size
1 can of minced clams, drained well
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup plain soft bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon oregano
salt and pepper to taste
1-With a dry paper towel or cloth gently wipe mushrooms to remove dirt. Do not wash them because mushroom soak up any liquid.
2-After they are clean, remove all stems and chop fine. They should just pop off with a gentle push of the thumb.
3-Saute clams, garlic, onion, with a small amount butter or olive oil until onions are soft and transparent.
4-Transfer sauteed items to a mixing bowl and combine with remaining ingredients, mixing well.
5-Stuff each mushroom cap with a small pinch of mixture making sure not to over stuff. Mushroom shrink as they cook.
6-Place mushroom on a foil covered baking sheet. Then brush with olive oil making sure to wet tops.
7-Bake in a 370 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until mushrooms are dark brown, moist and stuffing has browned to your liking.