I have decided that from now on, I will have no more birthdays. I think it would be a better idea to just commemorate my first birthday suit day! No more of this ageing nonsense!
MammaChef has had a beautiful, chilled birthday in Jozi with my boys and granny and spoiled myself with a yummy #Woolies lasagne, giant greek salad, red wine and doughnuts for dinner!
However, I will not leave you without something delicious today and this is thanks to the most wonderfully creative woman I know, my amazing friend Christél Schutte.
PS this recipe is banting friendly and easily vegan too!
Filled Shrooms with 3 different fillings.
Main Ingredient : big brown mushrooms
1. Butter, crushed garlic, Italian Parsley and cheddar cheese.
2. Butter, any flavoured cream cheese spread OR Feta Cheese broken up into small pieces. Cocktail Tomatoes, thinly sliced on top of that. And cheddar cheese.
3. Butter, spring onion or chives (cut into small pieces). Crispy bacon OR leftover mince. I used Speck which is an Italian dry-cured, lightly smoked ham. I fried it in a non stick frying pan until crispy. Parmesan cheese on top.
Salt and pepper on all of them. You can also use mozzarella instead of cheddar.
Pop into oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, 180°C, Grill. The bigger the mushrooms the longer it will take and the other way around for smaller mushrooms.
Easy for the kids to join in and you can get creative with your own toppings.
Replace butter with olive oil if you like.
PS… don’t ask MCJ how to thinly slice a cherry tomato! I reckon you need some MasterChef skills for that! Feel feel to give me some tips if you get it right!