Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cottage Cheese N Collard Greens Stuffed Mushrooms

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Stuffed mushrooms are a frequent occurrence in the menu. Since I love anything stuffed, I make this often but never get tired of eating it simply cause I alternate between a long-list of stuffing choices.This stuffing is one among the top contenders. Try it and you will love it. This is making its way to the "Global Kadai" event held at Sumi's Kitchen.
  • Button Mushrooms - 12#s, wiped clean with wet tea-towels
  • Crumbled Cottage Cheese/Paneer - 1 cup (If using Indian Cottage cheese,cube and shallow fry first and crumble after cooling)
  • Onion - 1,small, roughly chopped 
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, minced
  • Frozen Collard Greens - , Thawed, completely drained of water
  • Cracked Pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt
  • Olive Oil - 3 tbsp
  • Gently dislodge the stumps from the mushroom and set aside.
  • Using the melon baller hollow the mushroom caps.
  • Fine dice the stump and onion in the food processor . Set aside.
  • In a shallow pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add minced garlic, diced onion-stump mixture.
  • Saute till the onion is browned.Add the crumbled cheese, collards and gently mix.
  • Sprinkle the salt and pepper. Mix until the mixture is evenly incorporated. 
  • Cool the mixture and stuff the hollowed mushroom caps.
  • Drizzle the filled caps with remaining olive oil.
  • Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
  • Bake the stuffed caps for 20-25 minutes on the middle rack depending on the level of preferred crispiness. 
  • Let the mushrooms rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve.
  • Spinach may be substituted for collard greens.

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  1. Great recipe...I love stuffed mushrooms...These are much healthier than the sausage stuffed ones I usually make.

  2. Dear lassie
    Great one ! I liked that frying of Indian cottage cheese before crumbling...the flavour of Indian cottage cheese doesnt emerge unless fried a bit. ( many of may paneer eating friends dont agree with it , but I am firm on my beliefs ha ha )
    I will try this definitely , let me get back to kitchen..
    I may have to shift to Rome for few weeks , then Cinka tere goes further..:-(. Here the tour operators are active from April cause now there are no tourists.
    Happy holi

    congrats, just now I noticed you have made a century, 100 followers

  3. love the way you have stuffed the mushrooms..looks perfect!!!

  4. These stuffed mushrooms look so cute and am sure would have tasted great too:)

  5. I made a stuffed mushroom too yesterday...same pinch..will post time too, but the stuffing was different though! Lovely pic!

  6. I too make stuffed mushrooms often...the stuffing you have used here sounds delicious...I have to try this...nice clicks too :)

  7. oh wow, the stuffed mushrooms look so delicious.. i love the stuffing ingredient you put in it.. yummy!

  8. Loved the stuffed mushrooms. Clicks are too good and enhances the color of the dish.


  9. I certainly need to double the quantity! awsome!

  10. Happy holi 2 u!
    woooow!luv stuffed mush&urs have come out really well!!!

  11. Oh these stuffed mushrooms look gorgeous!

  12. No words only gazes again..... Really looks tempting & urging to try.... U have got the final product - A PERFECT 10!!!!!! KUDOS!!!!


  13. Healthy and beautiful stuffed mushrooms..yummm!!

  14. such a delicious recipe. love the stuffing and the clicks are so mouthwatering..mmmm

  15. The stuffed mushrooms look very delicious!Wow..I have never used Collard Greens..Sounds interesting!

  16. Hi cool Lassi, Thanks for visiting my blog and lovely comments, You have a beautiful space here, Mine looks so gross!!, and Of course the photos are beautiful and the write ups are really very interesting, I have never stuffed a mushroom I see in everybody's blog but I have never tried it, I use it in curry, pulav and bondas, but never like this, I feel it too slimy and kids don't fascinate them I think I should take a bold step and give it a go!! They look so delicious though!!

  17. @Ushnish: I am on the page with you about frying the Indian Cottage cheese. It certainly does enhance the flavor!

  18. @Preethi : Looking forward to your version of stuffed mushrooms!

  19. @Everyone: Thanks for all your lovely comments. It certainly means a lot.

  20. wow lovely recipe...thyr very tempting...nice combo using collard greens and paneer...tempting one

  21. Nice variation in the stuffing, completely new to me. I going to try this definitly and post u feedback.

  22. Nice recipe!!What an yummy dish! loved stuffing the ingredients, YUM!

  23. Wow, stuffed mushrooms looks very delectable, beautifully captured..saw this post in the roundup for global kadai..


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