Stuffed mushrooms

Another tasty appetizer that can be prepared in advance and grilled just before serving.

Stuffed mushrooms offer many variants: you can use only vegetables, choosing onions or leeks as a base  you can add some tempeh, seitan or even tofu for the filling or add some grain such as brown rice, couscous or bulgur to make a more nutritious meal!!

Ingredients:

12 large mushrooms

150 gr. of marinated tempeh or seitan

Cooked rice (optional)

1 large onion, finely chopped or 1 leek finely diced

1 clove of garlic without the central part, chopped finely

1 stalk of celery finely diced

1 handful of raisins

1 handful chopped almonds for the filling

1 handful ground almonds for garnish

1 tbsp of shoyu

1 tbsp of apple concentrate

Parsley or coriander to sprinkle on top when serving

The juice of 1 lemon

Olive oil

Salt

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Preparation:

Wash the mushrooms quickly under water, and carefully remove the stem to create space for the filling.

Sprinkle with a bit of little lemon juice and some salt and put them on a baking tray with just a bit of olive oil at 180 degrees for 15 minutes. They should be tender but not too cooked so they don’t dry out too much and not reduce its size. (They’ll be going back in the oven at the end)

Reserve.

Eliminate the dirty part of the stems and chop the rest finely.

In a skillet with a little oil, sauté the onion and the minced clove of garlic with a pinch of salt.

When they start to be golden brown add the celery and the mushrooms and another pinch of salt.

When they release the water, add the chopped tempeh or seitan, sauté for a couple more minutes, add the raisins, the dressing and the chopped almonds.

If you are using cooked grain, now it would be the time to add it.

Mix well and leave for another minute. Turn off.

To make the almond powder for the topping, use a food processor and press several times until finely chopped.

Stuff the mushrooms, sprinkle with the almond powder and place under the grill for about 3 minutes to brown slightly.

Sprinkle with finely chopped coriander or parsley before serving.

Some lemon juice sprinkled lightly on top will bring a nice touch of freshness!!

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Cook them with love… and enjoy!!

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