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Stuffed mushrooms with blue cheese and aioli

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
Dietary Vegetarian
From A Taste of Britain
A flavourful vegetarian starter of mushrooms cooked in butter, filled with tangy blue cheese and topped with crunchy fried breadcrumbs. Served with mustard and garlic dressing.


  1. Remove the stalks from the mushrooms.

  2. Place 50g/1¾oz of butter into a sauté pan and add the mushrooms, skin-side down. Season with salt and pepper and cover with a lid. Cook gently for 15-20 minutes.

  3. Melt another 50g/1¾oz butter in a small saucepan and brush over the cooked mushrooms.

  4. Mix the 50g/1¾oz of the breadcrumbs with the garlic and chives and crumble in the cheese.

  5. Mix well and divide between the top of each mushroom. Return the lid to the pan and cook for a further 5-10 minutes or until the butter starts to melt.

  6. Meanwhile, for the aioli, put the garlic into a bowl with the egg yolks. Add the mustard, then slowly drizzle oil in and stir constantly. Mix in the parsley, paprika and lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  7. To finish the mushrooms, remove them from the pan, set aside and keep warm. Add the remaining breadcrumbs to the pan used for the mushrooms. Cook for five minutes until crisp and golden-brown, then sprinkle them over the mushrooms.

  8. Serve three mushrooms per person with a little aioli.


For the mushrooms

  • 12 large field mushrooms
  • 100g/3½oz butter
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 100g/3½oz stale breadcrumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 100g/3½oz blue cheese

For the aioli

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 150ml/5fl oz olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • squeeze lemon juice

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