STUFFED MUSHROOMS

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This really shouldn't count as a recipe but I'm putting it here. My reason is simple really, I am a 22 year old woman and I've just suddenly realised that I'm moving out and I need to know how to feed myself. I know, shocker...

I'm sure so many young people find themselves in similar situations and that my friends is why I have decided to make this a weekly thing. Once a week, I'm going to be challenging myself to come up with a recipe which is easy to cook, not too expensive (in my case it will be vegetarian but you could always add meat if you so desired) and also relatively healthy.

Please bear in mind that I am not a 'health blogger' and will eat pizza. 

You will need

Makes 4 Mushrooms

  • Brown Mushroom Steaks (in this case 4)

  • 1/2 onion

  • 1 small chilli 

  • 2 cups spinach (or two generous handfuls)

  • 1 medium potato

  • Salt and pepper 

  • 3-4 tablespoons of arrabiatta 

  • Mozzarella

  • Dried Herbs 

 

The Mushrooms: 

1. Take mushrooms and hollow them out using a spoon. Remove all the insides including the stalk so that you have a 'mushroom bowl'. Keep all of the insides of the mushrooms to one side. Also know that this is just nearly possible so be careful and patient and try not to scream if you accidentally break one (oops).

2. Put mushrooms in a baking tin or similar (you want something with sides to keep the mushroom juices in the container. Remember, mushrooms give off water when they cook. 

3. Put the oven on to grill and put the mushrooms in until soft and water has come out of the mushrooms. Once they're done (in about 10 minutes) under a hot grill, put them to one side and drain water. 

 

Whilst the Mushrooms are cooking

1. Chop half an onion up quite thinly (challenge: do this without crying) 

2. Grab a medium pot and pit the hob on medium heat (around 6)

3. Add some olive oil and then the thinly sliced onions

4. After lightly sautéing the onion until soft, add the mushroom which should be chopped up into small, bite size pieces. Cook until softening and keep the water.

5. Now it's time to add the spinach. As soon as the spinach wilts, remove pot from heat and add a pinch of salt and pepper and about a tablespoon of mixed dried herbs. Also add the arabbiatta sauce and chilli which should be very finely chopped.

6. Take potato and use a sharp knife to give it a few stab wounds. Put potato in microwave on high for 5 minutes. If your microwave is powerful, it will be soft and cooked by then. If not, just give it a bit longer until a blunt knife penetrates it easily. 

7. Once potato is cooked, carefully remove it from the microwave (its bloody hot) and chop into bite size pieces. I included the skin as well and once this is done, you can add it to your one pot wonder. 

8. Before serving heat the 'one pot wonder' mixture through and add to mushroom 'bowls'. Put some mozzarella on top and put back under the grill for about 2 minutes (until cheese is melted).

 

There you have it