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Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms with Tomatillo Salsa Topping

Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms with Tomatillo Salsa Topping

Delectable with Mexican Spices – these caps are stuffed with flavor! Lots of colorful vegetables and ground turkey.

A healthy approach to stuffed mushrooms ~ serve with a dollop of sour cream and tomatillo salsa. A delicious meal, snack or appetizer.

Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms with Tomatillo Salsa Topping

Ingredients

12 medium Shiitake Mushrooms, stems cut off

2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 pound ground turkey

1 teaspoon ground cumin

2 1/3 cup zucchini, 1/3″ dice

1/3 cup colorful carrots, 1/3″ dice

1/3 cup colorful peppers, 1/3″ dice

1/3 cup scallions, 1/3″ dice

1 teaspoon chili powder* (I blend my own, see note)

6 tablespoons marinara sauce, or diced tomatoes

1 tablespoon tomato paste

6 tablespoons marinara sauce, or diced tomatoes

1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 

1/2 cup shredded cheese – sharp cheddar or monterey jack

Plate the warm Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms and garnish with stems of Thyme or Parsley

Instructions

1

Make the Tomatillo Salsa (see recipe.)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Clean dirt away from mushroom caps with a damp paper towel.
Place them on a baking tray to hold, brush both sides with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil.
Sprinkle with a dash of sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
Bake the mushrooms for 8 – 10 minutes in oven until cooked and lightly golden around edges and underneath (mushrooms will cook again with the filling.)

2

Make filling:
Heat a cast iron skillet with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Raise heat to medium high – add ground turkey and cumin. Cook, stirring to break up meat. Let brown, stirring occasionally – for about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate to hold. Wipe skillet clean.

3

Add 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, raise heat to moderate.
Add the vegetables: zucchini, carrots, peppers and scallions. Stir to gently cook, about 2 minutes. Add chili powder, tomato paste, marinara sauce and sea salt, continue to cook to blend the flavors, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat to slightly cool.

4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Add filling evenly into each cooked shiitake mushroom caps on a tray, rounding the cap.
Top each cap with grated cheese. Bake in oven until warmed through, and cheese is nicely melted.

5

Plate the warm Stuffed Shiitake Mushrooms and garnish with stems of Thyme or Parsley. Serve each cap with a dollop of sour cream, dollop of tomatillo salsa and a parsley or cilantro sprig.

Shiitake Stiffed Mushroom Caps with Tomatillo Salsa Topping

* I use a spice grinder and blitz dried chiles. Varieties I like: Guajillo, Chipotle, Morito and Ancho. All have mild – medium smokey heat.Also see Karen’s Homemade Chili Powder recipe below.

See BLOG for many more photos and information.

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