Smoked Stuffed Mushrooms

by Michael on June 29, 2012 · 1 comment

in Appetizers

I’ve stuffed mushrooms for years. Really anything will do – cheese, sausage, other veggies – anything. Just pull the stem out and fill, bake and eat. I have never had a recipe. It’s always been “Oh, I have mushrooms…” then I make them. Serendipity and chance often make great food.

But I really hit on something here. I made a few on a lark a while back and have since made about a 100 for parties. As I said, you can stuff them with anything but the recipe below is the best I have hit on yet.

One caveat, you need to have a smoker. These can be cooked over a wood fire or charcoal grill at a higher temp for about 30 minutes. Just add some soaked wood to the coals and cover.

Smoked Sausage & Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Ingredients:

24 oz fresh mushrooms
1/2 pound sweet italian sausage
4 oz shredded Mexican cheese blend (it’s what I had)
2 tablespoons fresh thyme
1 tablespoon jerk seasoning blend (see below or buy it)
1 teaspoon crushed red peppers
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients except the mushrooms together.
Pull the stems out of the mushrooms and set aside.
Pack the mixture into the mushrooms – there might be a little stuffing left.
Bring smoker to 200 and set the mushrooms inside on a rack. Add the wood and keep in a light wood smoke for 2 hours.
Serve.

Jerk seasoning:

2 to 3 teaspoons ground red pepper
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons ground thyme
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground star anise
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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1 Ally Muscarella July 1, 2012 at 12:58 PM

They were very tasty!

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