Take the humble mushroom, dress it up just a little and turn it into a show stopping starter. Stuffed with cottage cheese and herbs then broiled until golden. these mouth watering mushrooms are so quick and easy to prepare.
Cook time: ready in under 25 minutes
Syns per serving:
8 large flat field or portobello mushrooms
low calorie cooking spray
4 scallions finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
salt and freshly ground black pepper
8oz fat free cottage cheese with chives
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh chives
2 tbsp finely choppd flat-leaf parsley
4 level tbsp grated parmesan cheese
2 oz baby leaf spinach
crushed pink peppercorns and chopped chives to garnish
Preheat the broiler to medium-high. Trim and remove the mushroom stalks and finely chop them.
Spray a non-stick frying pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chopped mushroom stalks, scallions and one crushed garlic clove and stir fry over a high heat for 6-8 minutes.
Season well and transfer to a bowl with the remaining garlic cloves, the cottage cheese, lemon zest and chopped herbs.
Place the mushroom caps, broil side up on a broiling pan in a single layer and season well. Divide the stuffing among the caps and sprinkle with the Parmsan. Place the pan about 12cm from the broiler and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the tops are golden and bubbling.
Divide the spinach leaves between four plates, top each with two stuffed mushrooms and serve immediately garnished with the pink peppercorns and chopped chives