*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          GARLIC-STUFFED MUSHROOMS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Garlic                           Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   12       ea           Medium Mushrooms
    3       T            Unsalted Butter
    2       ea           Scallions, Sliced
    1 1/2   T            Coarsely Ground Pecans
    1 1/2   T            Fresh Parmesan Cheese grated
    1 1/2   T            Bread Crumbs
      1/4   c            Garlic Bechemel
    1       x            Salt (To Taste)
    1       x            Freshly Ground White Pepper
    1       x            Cayenne Pepper
    4       T            Unsalted Butter
    4       T            Unbleached All-purpose Fl
                         -----GARLIC BECHAMEL-----
    2 1/2   c            Scalded Milk (More or less,
                         -depending on the thickness)
    1       x            Salt and Freshly Ground
                         -White Pepper To Taste
    1       lg           Egg At Room Temperature
    1       x            Garlic Puree From 3 Large
                         -Heads Of Roasted Garlic
 
   Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
   Clean the mushrooms.  Remove the stems and reserve.
   Parboil the mushrooms in just enough water to cover, for 3 minutes, until
   barely cooked.  Drain well, blot with paper towels, and set aside until
   needed.
   If the tip of the stems seem woody, trim them away.  Chop stems coarsely.
   Melt 2 T of the butter in a skillet.  Toss the chopped mushrooms stems and
   scallions.  Saute until tender and most of the mushroom juices have
   evaporated.  Toss in the pecans, pecans, bred crumbs, parmesan cheese, and
   remaining tablespoon of butter.  Stir until the butter is melted and
   absorbed.  Stir in the garlic bechamel.  Add salt and freshly ground
   pepper to taste.
   Stuff each mushroom cap with the mixture, mounding it neatly over the top.
   Sprinkle each with some cayenne pepper.  Put stuffed mushrooms in a
   lightly oiled, shallow baking dish.  Bake for 10 minutes or until heated
   through.  Serve at once.
   GARLIC BECHAMEL: Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and whisk in the
   flour.  Let this roux cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 to 4
   minutes. Whisk in the scalded milk.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat
   and cook gently, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes.  Add salt
   and pepper and whisk in the garlic puree.  Remove from the heat.
   Beat the egg in a bowl.  Beat some of the sauce into the egg.  Next beat
   the egg mixture back into the garlic sauce.  Taste and correct seasonings.
   Store in the refrigerator, with plastic wrap placed directly on the
   surface of the sauce, until needed.  Thin with milk before using if
   necessary.
  
 
 
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