I love brie. So smooth and creamy. Yummy alone, on a cracker or paired with fruit. You can bake it, turning it into ooey-gooey, delectable deliciousness as Jan did here. I like to put a round on a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle it with honey and then bake it.
Then I saw this recipe from the Pioneer Woman.
Be still my heart.
Brie and mushrooms? Together?
I can hear the angels singing.
I gave you a little teaser on this last week by showing you this picture.
So today, you get to find out how to make this yummy appetizer, just in time for the big game.
In addition to 8 oz of brie, you will need 1/2 a stick of butter, 12 oz white button mushrooms, stemmed and washed (I had baby bellas, so that's what I used), 4-5 green onions, sliced up to the middle of the dark green part, 4 garlic cloves, minced, 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (I didn't have any so I used a couple of teaspoons of dried parsley) and a splash of chicken broth or white wine.
That's the full recipe. I only had 8 oz of mushrooms, so I adjusted my measurements accordingly.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Now I prefer to get everything chopped and ready, so when it's go time, I can throw everything together. That's one of the things that makes this a great party dish.
Cut the brie into bite size pieces. It's up to you if you want to leave the rind or remove it.
I've done it both ways.
Green onion and garlic are ready.
Now it's go time.
Melt your butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then toss in your mushroom caps and move them around a bit, making sure to coat them with the butter (about a minute).
Remove mushrooms from the skillet and set aside.
Add the green onions and garlic to the pan and saute for a minute.
Add the parsley and a splash of wine or chicken broth and cook for another minute or two.
Don't worry. This is only for flavor and a little moisture. Any alcohol cooks out.
Place the mushroom caps in a baking dish and add a chunk of brie to each one.
Kind of like filling belly buttons.
Then spoon the onion/garlic/parsley mixture over the top.
Bake 15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
There go those angels again.
Now if you don't like mushrooms... I'm sorry. I've got nothing for you.
Okay, you can have any leftover chunks of brie.
About that "big" game. For me, it's rather anticlimactic this year. I have no reason to cheer for either team. I mean, yes, I like the Cowboys, but I also like Aaron Rogers and Payton Manning. Those guys would give me a reason to cheer. But alas, twas not to be this year.
So now our big game party watching will go something like this:
Chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter, chatter...
Shhhhhh.... Hush, y'all! The commercials are coming on.
Save for the sound of the television, silence filled the room.
Honestly, I'll probably sit this one out this year. That is, unless we decide to go to one of the parties we've been invited to. In which case, it's more of an excuse to fellowship. And let's face it, you can never get enough of that.
What are your plans for the big game?