Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 8 large Spanish green olives, pitted
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2 handfuls fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 pound Italian sausage, removed from casing
- 3/4 cup freshly grated pecorino
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 cup fresh bread crumbs, dried out
- 24 large white mushrooms, stems removed
Prepare your wooden burning brick oven according to manufacturer's directions or preheat a conventional oven to 400 degrees F.
To make the stuffing, put the raisins, olives, pine nuts, parsley, and garlic on a cutting board and chop everything up; put into a mixing bowl. Add the sausage and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Drizzle the stuffing with about 1/4 cup of olive oil to moisten and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes; mix well with your hands to combine. Put the bread crumbs in another bowl, drizzle with a bit of olive oil and add 1/4 cup of the pecorino; season with salt and pepper.
Oil the bottom and sides of an earthenware or casserole dish, which is large enough to hold all the mushrooms in a single layer. Arrange the mushrooms snugly in the pan, cap-side down; season the insides with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Stuff each mushroom with a generous spoonful of the sausage stuffing and sprinkle the bread crumbs on top; drizzle with even more oil. Bake for 20 minutes until the stuffing is browned and the mushrooms soft, rotating the dish periodically for even cooking.
Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence
Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis