Mushroom Rolls - Sizin Portal

Mushroom Rolls

Friday, July 4, 2008

I've made these rolls lots of times when entertaining and never got a chance to post the recipe because, as Sig says, its very difficult to take photos while everyone is waiting to eat. Unless you keep some aside to take photos the next day - but with this recipe there is never anything left over! It's not the best looking appetizer, but oh-so-delicious!

Mushroom Rolls

1 loaf bread (you could use any type of bread you like - but it must be thinly sliced)
1/2 lb mushrooms, finely chopped
1/4 cup butter
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup light cream
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tsp chilli powder (or crushed red pepper)
2 tsp garlic powder (or minced garlic)
1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

Saute mushrooms for 5 minutes in butter on medium flame. Blend in flour and salt. Stir in cream. Cook until thick. Add spices, lemon juice and coriander.

Remove crust from bread. (Don't throw away those beautiful crusts, though. You can toast it in a 350 deg F oven for 5-7 minutes and grind them fine to make breadcrumbs. Breadcrumbs can be stored in an airtight container in a freezer for up to 3 months).

Flatten each slice with a rolling pin. Add a little mushroom mixture on each slice and roll up.

Rolls can be put in Ziploc bags and frozen until ready to serve, or put in fridge until ready to serve if the same day.

When ready to serve, preheat oven to 400 deg F and toast roll for 10 minutes on each side approximately.

When toasted, remove rolls from oven, cut each roll into half and serve hot with a spicy sauce.

Alternatively you can just scoop the mushroom mixture directly onto little bits of toast and serve the traditional mushrooms on toast.

This is off to Mansi, who is hosting this month's Monthly Mingle: Appetizers and Hors d'oeuvres. Monthly Mingle was originally started by Meeta of What's for Lunch, Honey? I can't wait for the round-up and lots more appetizer ideas! :)

On Day 14 of the Recipe Marathon, this is what everyone's up to:
Bhags has a lovely risotto. Ranji has a traditional spice mix. Swati makes chickens smile. DK has some fantastic melt-in-the-mouth bites. Siri did a lovely okra dish and dishes out about the status of the Open Sesame fun fun fun contest! Who could ever refuse Lakshmi's Hot Chocolate? Valli adds to her valuable LBS. And Raaga rounded it off with a great raspberry dessert.