My #instaweanteam challenge this week was MUSHROOMS and I wanted to try something different so I had a look at http://www.justaddmushrooms.com and they (obv!!!) had some great ideas. I decided to give mushroom strudels a bash and I’m so glad I did – they are Delish!!! Don’t get me wrong- it is pretty time consuming all the chopping that’s involved but it was well worth it!! Directions copied from the justaddmushrooms website:
1 stick celery, very finely chopped
½ red pepper, de-seeded and very finely chopped
10ml (2 teasp) oil
2 cox’s apples, peeled, cored and diced
30ml (2 tablesp) lemon juice
350g (12oz) closed cup mushrooms, sliced
125g (4oz) vegetarian blue vein cheese, crumbled
15ml (1 tablesp) chopped fresh basil
4 sheets filo pastry
75g (3oz) butter, melted
75g (3oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs
Heat oil in a pan and cook celery and red pepper for two minutes.
Drain and cool.
Put diced apple into a bowl with the lemon juice to stop the apple from going brown.
Mix mushrooms, cheese and basil together in another bowl.
Lift apple out of lemon juice and drain. Stir apple into mushroom mixture with the cooled celery and red pepper.
Brush a sheet of filo pastry with a little of the melted butter then fold in half to give a rectangle 23x28cm (9×11”). Brush the top of the pastry with more butter, and then sprinkle some breadcrumbs over the top.
Place a quarter of the mushroom mixture down two-thirds of the pastry. Starting at the shorter edge, and at the end where the mushroom mixture is, carefully roll up pastry to form a sausage shape. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
Repeat with the remaining pastry and mushroom mixture to make four strudels. Brush strudels with melted butter and sprinkle remaining breadcrumbs over the top. Bake in the oven, (180º C, 350º F, Gas no 4) for 30 minutes