Stuffed Mushrooms Wellington



Portobello mushrooms might be pricier,  but they're bigger and meatier. Puff pastry, on the other hand, is a flaky easy-to-use item that will change the way you cook. Cut some pastry, stuff with filling, then bake for an appetizer that's as pleasing to the eyes and palate.

Serves  

Prep Time 15 minutes  
Cooking Time 40 to 45 minutes



Ingredient:

6 large portobello mushrooms

1 tablespoon good quality olive oil
1/4  teaspoon thyme
salt and pepper, to taste
50 grams blue cheese
2 sheets puff pastry, 
      thawed overnight in the refrigerator
         
egg wash for brushing 

For the filling
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 cup button mushrooms, diced
1/4  cup green olives, sliced finely
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4  teaspoon dried thyme
salt and pepper



Directions:

 Clean the mushrooms: Remove stem. Using a small teaspoon, take out the gills of the portobellos (this is the dark brown part surrounding the stem). Wipe off any residue or dirt with a damp paper towel. Set aside.


 Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Brush each portobello, stem side up, with the olive oil mixture. Place on a greased cookie sheet and roast in the oven until slightly browned, about 15 minutes.

3  Prepare the filling: Heat olive oil and saute garlic until fragrant. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add tomatoes and mushrooms; cook until soft and liquid has evaporated. Add olives and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 Crumble blue cheese in a small bowl until crumbly. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of blue cheese on each mushroom. Divide prepared filling equally into 6 parts and spoon on top of mushrooms; set aside.

5  Cut 6 round pieces from puff pastry sheets. Make about 4 circles per sheet of pastry. Roll each piece on a lightly floured surface or between two sheets of wax paper until thin and about 10 inches in diameter. Place a mushroom on the center of a puff pastry round then fold pastry edges inward, leaving a small opening on top. Brush pastry with egg wash then transfer to a greased or lined baking sheet. Return mushrooms to the oven and bake until pastry is golden and puffed, about 20 to 22 minutes.

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