I confess. I am the person at the party who eats all of the stuffed mushrooms.
I’m stealthy, sidling in swiping two, sometimes three at a time form the buffet table, or shadowing the waiter with the stuffed buttons of deliciousness at your cousin’s wedding.
I apologize. But I can’t help myself, I love them so. It’s a chink (one of many) in my armor of self-restraint. I would make a batch for myself save for the fact that the mushrooms are often stuffed with sausage, cheese, cream, butter, and other such deliciousness; in short, tantamount to a deep-dish deluxe pizza, sans crust.
It has only taken me a few decades to realize I can stuff mushrooms with whatever the heck I like, and that is precisely what I have done here. Bye-bye cheese and sausage, and hello equally amazing kale-stuffed bites of bliss!
Tahini and soy sauce lend just the right notes of umami to make these mushrooms irresistible, while the kale delivers substance and fresh flavor. Any resistance to eating your fill is unwarranted as these are power-packed with good things that will render your body and mind as happy and satisfied as your palate. Think manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1,and zinc from the tahini; mega doses of fiber and vitamins K and C from the kale; and B vitamins and antioxidants from the mushrooms. Power to the mushroom!
Question: What is your favorite way to eat mushrooms?
Beyond stuffed mushrooms, it is definitely grilled, whether small ones on skewers or meaty portabellos served burger-style on a bun.