Goat’s cheese and roasted veg mega mushrooms
These mega-tasty mushrooms make a great starter or side dish
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
2 tbsp olive or vegetable oil
400g prepared butternut squash, cut into 2cm cubes
1 red onion, sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
1 tsp black onion seeds
8 large (or 4 very large) Portobello mushrooms, stalks trimmed
Freshly ground black pepper
2 x 100g packs goat’s cheese, each divided into 4
Thyme sprigs, to garnish
1 Preheat the oven to 200°C/R6.
2 Pour the oil into a roasting tin and add the butternut squash, tossing to coat. Roast for 10 minutes then add the onion, pepper and black onion seeds. Roast for a further 15-20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
3 Arrange the mushrooms, gills facing up, in a roasting tin (you can use the same one – just tip the cooked vegetables into a bowl). Pile the vegetables into the mushrooms and season with black pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
4 Place the goat’s cheese slices on top of the mushrooms and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes so that the cheese starts to melt. Serve, sprinkled with extra black pepper and garnished with thyme sprigs.
Cook’s tips: If the mushroom stalks are quite large, trim them off and add them to the roasting tin with the onion and red pepper. For a spicier flavour, use cumin seeds instead of black onion seeds (if you don’t have either, simply leave them out).
Recipe and images courtesy of justaddmushrooms.com