Posts tagged: appetizers

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms | Mushroom Recipe

This cheese stuffed mushrooms recipe from Chef Varun is perfect as an appetizer, snack, or side dish. The mushroom caps are stuffed with cheese and a savory onion-based filling. It has a perfect balance of cheesy and spicy flavor. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and cook.

Ingredients:

• 10-15 button mushrooms
• 2 tbsp oil

• 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 green chili (chopped)
• 1 tsp garlic (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp ginger (finely chopped)
• 1 cup red onions (finely chopped)
• salt to taste
• 1 tsp red chili powder
• 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 tbsp black pepper powder
• 1/2 cup tomatoes (diced)
• 2 tbsp coriander leaves (chopped)
• 1 processed cheese (grated for the filling)

• 1/2 cup processed cheese (grated for garnishing)

Instructions:

Remove the stems of each button mushroom.
Carefully scrape off meat of each button mushroom.
Set the mushroom caps aside.

Finely chop the stems and meat of the mushrooms.
Set aside for later use.

Set a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add 2 tbsp of oil and heat it.
Add cumin seeds, chopped green chili, and finely chopped garlic and ginger.
Saute for 30 seconds until fragrant.
Add finely chopped red onions and salt to taste.
Saute for 1 minute or until onions are soft.
Add diced tomatoes, chopped mushrooms, and half of the chopped coriander leaves.
Add seasonings – red chili powder and turmeric powder.
Mix and cook until cooked.
Switch off the heat.
Add grated processed cheese.
Mix until cheese is melted and well combined while still hot.
Season with black pepper powder.
Mix well.

Fill each button mushroom cap with the mixture.
Sprinkle grated processed cheese on top of each mushroom.
Set a pan over medium heat.
Add a little bit of oil and heat it.
Place the stuffed button mushrooms in the pan.
Cover the pan.
Let it cook for 3-4 minutes.
Once done, remove from the heat and transfer stuffed mushrooms to a plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms - Mushroom Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3anbFCWjb4

5 Puff Pastry Recipes | Quick & Easy Appetizers

Enjoy these five yummy and easy-to-prepare puff pastry appetizers with your friends and family. From garlic parmesan twists to french onion puffs, you will surely not forget these flavorful pastry appetizers!

1. Garlic Parmesan Twists

Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp salted butter
• 1 clove garlic (minced)
• 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
• 2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
• 1 puff pastry sheet

Instructions:

Melt salted butter in a small pot.
Once butter has melted, add minced garlic and chopped parsley.
Stir to combine.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

Roll out the puff pastry sheet into a rectangle.
Brush the mixture on the puff pastry.
Use a pizza cutter to cut the pastry into strips.
Twist each pastry strip and place it on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Sprinkle each strip with grated parmesan cheese.
Place inside the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 F.
Once pastries are golden brown, remove them from the oven.
Serve with your favorite dips.
Enjoy!

2. Spinach & Artichoke Cups

Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp butter
• 1 clove garlic (minced)
• 1/2 cup artichoke hearts (finely chopped)
• 2 cups baby spinach (chopped)
• 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated)
• 1 egg (beaten)
• 6 oz cream cheese
• 1 puff pastry sheet

Instructions:

Melt butter on a skillet over medium-high heat.
Once it has melted, saute minced garlic for 30 seconds.
Add chopped baby spinach.
Stir for a minute until spinach has wilted.
Add finely chopped artichoke hearts.
Stir until cooked.
Add cream cheese.
Stir mixture over medium-low heat until well combined.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

Prepare a muffin tray and lightly grease with oil.
Meanwhile, roll out the puff pastry and cut it into squares using a pizza cutter.
Place each pastry square into each cup in the muffin tray.
Get a scoop of the spinach mixture and top each pastry with it.
Brush the exposed portions of each pastry square with beaten egg.
Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese.
Place inside the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes at 400 C.
Once crusts are golden brown, remove the tray from the oven.
Remove the spinach and artichoke cups from the muffin tray.
Serve and enjoy!

3. Mushroom, Thyme, And Goat Cheese Pinwheels

Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp salted butter
• 1 clove garlic (minced)
• 1/2 cup goat cheese (at room temperature)
• 2 cups mushrooms (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
• 1 puff pastry sheet
• 1 egg (beaten for egg wash)

Instructions:

Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Once butter has melted, saute minced garlic for 30 seconds until fragrant,
Add finely chopped mushrooms.
Cook for 5-7 minutes until mushrooms start to brown.
Add thyme leaves and mix to combine.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle.
Spread goat cheese on the pastry sheet.
Add mushroom mixture and spread on top of the goat cheese.
Roll the pastry sheet from one end to the other.
Once rolled up, place the pastry inside the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
Once chilled, remove from the fridge and cut into little discs.
Place them on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Brush each disc top with eggwash.
Place inside the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes at 400 F.
Once golden brown, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

4. French Onion Puffs

Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp salted butter
• 2-3 yellow onions (finely sliced)
• 2-3 tbsp Gruyere cheese (finely grated)
• 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
• 1/4 cup beef broth
• 2 puff pastry sheets
• 1 egg (beaten for egg wash)

Instructions:

Melt salted butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Once butter has melted, add finely sliced yellow onions.
Cook for 20-30 minutes until it caramelizes.
Stir the onions occasionally.
Add thyme leaves and beef broth.
Stir and cook for a few minutes until liquid evaporates.
Remove from the heat and set aside.

Roll out the puff pastry into a rectangle.
Make cut-outs using a square cookie cutter.
Place the square pastry sheets on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Brush each with egg wash.
Spoon a little of the caramelized onion and place it in the center of each square.
Place inside the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 400 F.
After 15 minutes, remove the tray from the oven.
Sprinkle each square with grated Gruyere cheese.
Place again inside the oven and bake for 5-10 minutes.
Once golden and cheese has melted, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

5. Blue Cheese, Fig, And Walnut Blossoms

Ingredients:

• 1/4 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
• 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
• 3-4 fresh figs (thinly sliced)
• 1 puff pastry sheet
• 1 egg (beaten for egg wash)

Instructions:

Roll out the puff pastry and cut it into squares using a pizza cutter.
Place them on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Fold each edge of the square into the center and pinch altogether to form a blossom shape.
Do this with the rest of the squares.
Brush pastry with egg wash.
Place a thin slice of fig on top of each pastry.
Top it off with crumbled blue cheese and chopped walnuts.
Place inside the oven and bake for 20 minutes at 400 F.
Remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

5 Puff Pastry Recipes - Quick & Easy Appetizers
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etUin02hvVQ

Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks Tawa Recipe – Easy Stuffed Dominos Without Oven

Make these easy and cheesy garlic cheese bread sticks as appetizers or snacks! Bread slices are coated with garlic butter mixture stuffed with mozzarella cheese, sweet corn, and green chili for a flavor kick. These can be pan-fried or cooked using a sandwich toaster. Sprinkle some oregano mix or peri-peri masala on top for additional flavor you and your family will surely enjoy. This recipe takes about 10 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients:

• 100 grams butter (softened)
• 100 grams mozzarella cheese (diced)
• 4 bread slices
• 4 tbsp garlic
• 1 tbsp coriander or parsley (finely chopped)
• 1 tsp chili flakes
• 1/2 cup sweet corn
• 2 green chili (chopped)
• 3 tsp oregano mix or peri-peri masala

Instructions:

In a food processor, add 4 tbsp garlic.
Process until finely chopped.
You can also manually chop the garlic into fine pieces.
Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander or parsley.
Add 100 grams softened butter and 1 tsp chili flakes.
Mix until well combined.
Set aside once garlic butter is ready.

Lay four bread slices on a plate (for two sandwiches).
Evenly spread garlic on one side of each bread slice.
Add diced mozzarella cheese on each bread slice.
Top it off with some sweet corn and chopped green chili.
Cover with another bread slice.
Press it down carefully.
Evenly spread garlic butter on top of the bread slice.
Do this with the remaining bread slices.

Set a frying pan over medium heat.
Add the sandwich garlic butter side down first.
Apply garlic butter on the other side.
Cover with lid and let it cook for 2-3 minutes until golden.
After 2-3 minutes, flip it on the other side.
Do not cover with the lid and let it cook until golden.
Sprinkle peri-peri masala or oregano mix and some garlic butter on top of the bread.
Cook for a minute.
Remove from the pan and transfer to a chopping board.
Slice into breadsticks.

You can also cook this using a sandwich toaster.

Serve and enjoy!

Garlic Cheese Bread Sticks Tawa Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvOzYx_Uatk