Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Grilled stuffed mushrooms - Recipe (with Quark)





I am thrilled to announce this was my winning entry in a Quark recipe competition.


A fab dinner party starter. Lay them on a bed of salad and enjoy.
Easy to make and more importantly, really quick !
I have replaced the cream with Quark, which is higher in protein and virtually fat free.
Do bear in mind the mushrooms are also stuffed with blue cheese, so not that low-cal ;-)






Here is the recipe:




Servings : 4 to 2 people (Starter or side-dish)
Preparation time : 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes


What do I need ?


- 4 large portobello mushrooms
- 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Juice of half a lemon
- 100g of gorgonzola, Dolcelatte, roquefort or St Agur blue cheese
- 4 tbsp Quark
- 40g freshly grated parmesan
- Freshly ground black pepper

What do I do ?




1. Pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat
2. Remove the stems of the mushrooms and chop them finely. With a knife or in a food-processor








3. Juice the 1/2 lemon and pour over the chopped mushroom stems
4. Add the breadcrumbs, some freshly ground black pepper and the olive oil









5. Mix well and spread in the centre of the mushrooms
6. Place the mushrooms under the grill to start the cooking process for about 5 minutes








7. In the meantime, grate the parmesan









8. Chop the blue cheese into chunks about 1 cm square







9. Place the cheese, quark and a few drops of water in a small saucepan over low heat
10. Stir at all time with a wooden spoon to combine the blue cheese and quark. The cheese should start melting but it doesn't have to be fully melted before you fill the mushrooms




11. Pour the mix of blue cheese and quark over the mushrooms and sprinkle with the grated parmesan
12. Place the mushrooms back under the grill under the cheese has fully melted and the top is browning. This should take about 5 minutes
13. Whilst the mushroom finish cooking; chop the parsley
14. Remove the mushroom from the grill, sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately






63 comments:

  1. These look wonderful. I made this quiche for the challenge! http://www.rachelphipps.com/2013/08/recipe-summertime-spinach-bacon-quark.html

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    1. The quiche looks absolutely delicious too !
      The spinach is a fab addion.
      I agree, they really need to be wilted separately first ;-)
      Thank you for sharing.x

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  2. Looks delicious, gonna give this a try :)

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  3. these look delicious. I love mushrooms and blue cheese! Perfect for me!

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    1. It does sound like the right recipe for you Hayle.
      Hope you enjoy them when you make them.
      xx

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    2. I often see Portobello Mushrooms on offer in Lidl or Aldi, next time I see them on offer, I will give this recipe a try, thank you.

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    3. Thank you for the tip Philip.
      Portobello often are expensive in supermarkets !

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  4. these look awesome love mushrooms and with blue cheese double yummy

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  5. Looks like a cracking recipe. Will have to give it a whirl.

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  6. These Mushrooms look lovely. Must try the recipe. Love Mushrooms and love Cheese

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    1. Thank you Sophie.
      Let us know how it went.
      xx

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  7. These look so yummy.
    I'm on slimming world so I'm allowed quark but never know what to do with the stuff!

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  8. Thank you Sammi,

    Hope you enjoy the recipe.
    xx

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  9. These look delicious, might have to make them for me and hubby ;-)
    (Melanie's Fab Finds)

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  10. these look so yummy, I love mushrooms

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  11. yum ,they look delicious!! I haven't had stuffed mushrooms for ages will need to give this a try :)

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  12. Wow, going to try it today to impress my mother in law. Wish my luck!

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    1. Fingers crossed Petra !
      Let us know if you succeeded.
      xx

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    2. Wow - these look fab! Think I might add a little twist with a dash of peri peri sauce! (bev_metallica on Twitter)

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    3. Fab idea Bev !
      Thank you for the tip.

      xx

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  13. they look and sound so yummy and i do love mushrooms :)

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  14. Hi,

    Recipe for mushrooms very successful and enjoyed by all the family. Thank you!!

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    1. I am so glad you have enjoyed it Sophie.
      And thank you ever so much for letting us know.
      xxx

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  15. Thank you Victoria and Anthony.

    xx

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  16. These look and sound delicious, I'm going to try them this weekend, thanks

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  17. That looks absolutely delicious- hopefully I will get to try this out!! Thanks for sharing x

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  18. Oh wow this looks really good - i've never thought of creating something like this before! with love, faye xx

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  19. Looks delicious!

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  20. These look soooo scrummy! Hubby isn't a huge fan of mushrooms but I'm sure I could convert him when I make these beauties! thankyou :) x

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  21. What a genius idea! They look delicious as well! Never thought if doing something like this before! :D

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    1. Hope you get the chance to try them soon.
      xxx

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  22. I used to love quark in uni as its so healthy and cheap. This takes it to a new level!

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  23. These look delish...will give tour recipe a go

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  24. Elizabeth Williams1 October 2013 at 19:00

    I've never tried Quark but this delicious looking recipe makes me want to give it a go.

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  25. I have just eaten and these photos are making me hungry! I have to admit I had not heard of Quark before so it is definitely something to look out for when I am next shopping.

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    1. It is such a brilliant product. Versatile, creamy and fat free ;-)

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  26. This looks amazing and delicious - I'm going to definitely do this for when friends come round which isn't that often, I'll have to experiment a few times on my husband first to make sure I can do it like a pro.

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    1. It is a very easy recipe.
      I am sure you can make it like a pro the first time Helen.
      Hope you and your husband enjoy them.
      xx

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  27. looks yummy think stuffed mushrooms will be on the menu this week :)

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  28. really need to try these, they look so easy to make yet come out so professional looking, and they are just the perfect portion size for my little monsters :-)

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    1. Sounds like your little ones really know how to eat !
      I used to hate mushrooms and blue cheese when i was little.
      So glad to hear they would enjoy this ;-)
      xx

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  29. Looks easy to cook and yummy :)

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  30. Oooh, this looks and sounds absolutely gorgeous! Me and my middle daughter are vegetarians and are always on the look out for new and yummy recipes. I will most definitely be trying this out!

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    1. Let us know how you got on Hayley.
      xx

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  31. wow these look really yummy, will have to have a try of these one day

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  32. Great recipe. Will have to try it this week.

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  33. Must try quark. Will make a change

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  34. This would be a good diet recipe for me, love mushrooms.

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    1. Bear in mind the blue cheese makes up about half of the filling.
      For a true diet recipe, I would suggest to use Quark only and add paprika or cayenne pepper.
      Thank you for visiting again Happy Homebird.
      Love your harvest soup !
      http://www.happyhomebird.com
      xx

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