Classic Stuffed Mushrooms

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There is no better appetizer recipe or side dish food idea than this classic stuffed mushrooms recipe. This appetizer recipe is classic and simple. And the best part is that you can add anything you like to the basic soft breadcrumb stuffing recipe, you can get as fancy or simple as you'd like. These stuffed mushrooms lend themselves to it. Maybe you could try some Parmesan or some Asiago cheese, some meat or seafood would also work. But just as they are, also works great. The basic stuffed mushroom recipe lends itself to plenty of variations and additions. The stuffed mushrooms work as a side dish food idea as well as an appetizer recipe for any party you host. The side dish recipe just calls for white mushrooms, but any mushroom will do, and if you make them with portabella caps, this recipe could be a complete meal. The ingredients you will need for this classic stuffed mushroom recipe include soft breadcrumbs, chopped onion, fresh thyme, parsley, salt, white pepper, large-sized mushrooms, butter and olive oil. For the full step by step food idea for this classic stuffed mushroom recipe, you will want to take a look at the Midnight Baker site.

This classic stuffed mushrooms recipe is just one of the food ideas you can try with this versatile ingredient. And not only do mushrooms taste good, but there are plenty of mushroom health benefits from consuming this edible fungus. Mushrooms can be used in food ideas to include soup recipes, omelet recipes, vegetarian burger recipes, risotto food ideas, pizza recipes, and mushrooms can be eaten raw too. Mushroom health benefits included the fact that they contain antioxidants, which can help your body fight off free radicals and may also help decrease your risk of cancer. Portobella mushrooms are the variety of mushrooms that contain the highest amount of antioxidants, followed by white button mushrooms. In a one hundred gram serving of crimini and shiitake mushrooms, there is 45 per cent or more of the daily recommended amount of selenium that you need. Another mushroom health benefit of consuming mushrooms is the heightened level of selenium that will help protect you against bladder cancer.

Crimini mushrooms are the variety of mushrooms that contain lots of phytonutrients, which can help keep your immune system healthy and strong. Mushrooms may help boost your heart health because they contain vitamin B1 and B6. According to Mushrooms Canada, mushrooms contain conjugated linoleic acid, which suppresses the natural substance in the body called aromatase. By blocking the aromatase in the body, physicians can reduce the levels of circulating estrogen in women who are post-menopausal. That is important because, according to the Canadian Cancer Society, high levels of estrogen in the body are associated with a higher risk of breast cancer. Just one portabella mushroom has as much potassium as a banana. Other interesting facts and mushroom health benefits include that mushrooms are grown year-round in Canada, they are an edible fungus, and the Egyptians thought that eating mushrooms would make them immortal and mushrooms weren't even available for the common people to eat. People who forage for mushrooms in the forest are known as mycophagists, mushrooms can be used to dye wool, and other fibers and China is the world's largest commercial producer of mushrooms. Mushrooms do not require any sunlight to grow.

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