Monday, August 6, 2012

Boursin Mushrooms

I just came back from a GLORIOUS week to visit one of my best girlfriends and her family in Boone, IA. She opened her own bridal shop, and I had the pleasure of going out to help her during her first week of business. Check out her website at www.modern-dress.com (you might even recognize me on the homepage). We had an amazing time and ate some delicious food, and couldn't have asked for a better trip to the midwest.

What does a packet of au ju seasoning, some button mushrooms, and boursin cheese make? An excellent appetizer or side dish, that's what! During my visit, we had dinner with Ashley's fiance's family, and decided to bring her oh-so popular mushrooms. Tiny button mushrooms, soaked in hot au ju, and filled with cheese....these morsels are rich in taste, and easy to prepare.

Boursin Mushrooms
(this recipe fed 10 people)

Ingredients:

  • 3 packages of button mushrooms
  • 1 packet of au ju seasoning (found in the grocery aisle with taco seasoning)
  • 1 3-oz. package of Boursin cheese (whatever flavor you want, I used garlic and fine herb)
Prepare mushrooms by pulling out the stems, so that the mushrooms have a little dip in them (perfect for filling with cheese). Proceed to wash them of all dirt, etc.

Prepare au ju according to package directions and bring to a slight boil on the stove. Add mushrooms and let them simmer in the au ju for about 5 minutes. Strain the au ju out into a separate bowl (reserving the liquid).

Place mushrooms in a 9x13 baking dish top side down. Fill all of the mushrooms with a teaspoon full of cheese in each. Then pour reserved au ju into the baking dish, careful not to pour over the actual mushrooms, filling it up to about 1/4 of an inch.

Bake the mushrooms at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes, until the cheese has melted, and just turning brown. Serve warm.

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