Stuffing is an integral part of a Thanksgiving meal. This is going to be such an awesome addition to your holiday. If you love mushrooms, this one's for you! Its got heaps and heaps of mushrooms!!
This dish takes a lot of prep, but it is fairly straightforward once everything is ready. Its actually the chopping that took that longest, so a helper will speed the process along.
Mushrooms varieties can be kind of tough to find at just one grocery store. I highly encourage you to visit another grocery store to take a look around! I think a really great place to look for mushroom varieties is an Asian supermarket. Fresh Shiitake mushrooms are a must!! For this recipe, I used cremini, button, shiitake, maitake, honshimeji mushrooms.
- 1 loaf of sourdough bread
- 1.5 pounds of mushrooms
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/2 stalk celery
- 1 bunch parsley, oregano, sage, & thyme
- 3 eggs
- Crushed red peppers, salt, and pepper
Slice the bread up into small to mid-sized cubes
Wash the mushrooms and rough chop
Small dice the celery
Remove the herbs from the stem and mince
Preheat the oven to 375F
Melt a stick of butter into a large pan
Sprinkle in the crushed red peppers taking care to not let it burn
Add in all the mushrooms and cook it down, leave the juices to simmer
Add in the herbs
Season with salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, mix together the eggs
Stir the bread cubes and the eggs into the mushroom mixture
Spread into a buttered baking dish
Bake for 30 minutes
An important part of this dish is the cooking liquid. Don't get rid of that! If need be, reduce the heat and keep a lid on mushrooms so that you can coat the bread with it
Buying sliced bread will save you time!
I found that rough chopping the mushrooms gave the dish a better texture. Don't hesitate to deviate from the perfectly sliced mushrooms!
Additional Note: I'm really sad to not have been able to post Wednesday this week! Of all the weeks, thanksgiving requires so much prep. I've been going through a lot of changes in my life, but things should smooth out soon and I can get back in the groove of things! Let me know what you think and especially if you've tried this recipe!!