Stuffed mushrooms make ideal cocktail party fare, but are also a delicious side dish for roasted meats—or substitute large portobello mushrooms for a more substantial vege-tarian option. - Created by Julie Van Rosendaal
Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Wash the mushrooms with a damp cloth and remove their stems, leaving the caps intact. Finely chop the stems. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the shallot, chopped mushroom stems and garlic for 3-4 minutes, until soft. Add the breadcrumbs and Parmesan and cook for another minute.
Stuff the mixture back into the mushroom caps, sprinkle with extra Parmesan and bake on a baking sheet for 15 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and golden on top.