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Mushroom, Garlic and Gorgonzola Stuffed Bread



Wow - What an appetizer! Or..because we thought it would be too heavy to have before the meal, we just ate it with the main course instead.

You'll need these simple ingredients.........

1 pound loaf French bread

6 cups sliced assorted mushrooms

1 cup sliced scallions

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese




Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Split French loaf lengthwise and scoop out center of each half, leaving 1 inch-thick shells.



Heat a skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil to the pan. Cook mushrooms, scallions and garlic until tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.



Spoon into bottom of bread shell.



Sprinkle with cheese and cover with top of bread.



Wrap in foil and bake 15 to 20 minutes. Unwrap and cut crosswise into slices. Serve warm.



Look at it...all oozy with mushrooms and Gorgonzola on a hot multi-grain batard.



Rich, filling and a real treat...if you like Gorgonzola.
So, would we have this again? Yes, but adapted with a different cheese. Love gorgonzola, don't get me wrong, but it was so rich that I would opt for a lighter taste.

This is a good one though - give it a try!


Tallahassee Magazine, Sept-Oct issue, page 157

19 comments:

girlichef said...

Oh, I think I would love this!! Those rich flavors with a glass of white wine would be gorgeous :D

Janel said...

I love mushrooms, but I would probably swap the cheese out too. I'm the only Gorgonzola fan in the house and I wouldn't want to eat the whole thing by myself! Let us know if you try it with a different cheese - maybe a smoked mozzarella??

Pierce said...

Girichef....I believe we may have had a bottle of white wine with this one!

Janel - Brilliant idea, a smoked mozz would be really good. Yeah, the gorgonzola gets to be a bit overpowering.

Shelly W said...

Good grief does this look delicious :)

Cathy said...

I would be tempted to eat the whole loaf myself.

Wandering Coyote said...

Wow, how decadent is this? Beautiful job!

Wandering Coyote said...

Did you send the link to Ivonne, BTW?
She's back hosting MM now.

http://creampuffsinvenice.ca/

Le laquet said...

I love the idea of those flavours together - yum.

5 Star Foodie said...

This stuffed bread sounds awesome especially with gorgonzola!

Laura in Paris said...

I have never thought of mixing mushrooms and gorgonzola! gotta try that!

Pierce said...

Thank you for all the great comments. I like the idea of using a different cheese next time though. It is VERY filling.

WC - I sent an email to Creampuffs in Venice but haven't checked her site yet. Just got home from work....I am totally blocked from looking there :-(

5 Star Foodie - we had your recipe fro Bourbon tenderloin last night. le sigh...

Kim said...

Sounds delicious to me. Cheese + bread = heaven!!

creampuff said...

Oh my gosh, Tina, that looks sooooooo yummy! I can smell the aroma from here!

Pierce said...

Thank you Kim and Creampuffs! It was aromatic to be sure!

Miranda said...

Great recipe. I love mushrooms, white wine...Yum.

Cookin' Canuck said...

Now that's my kind of bread. I love the combination of Gorgonzola and mushrooms (especially with a little prosciutto).

Pierce said...

It IS a good combo Miranda. Thanks for visiting!

Jessie said...

awesome recipe! I love how simple and easy it is make

Sweet and Savory said...

Stuffing the bread with such good food has to be a winner. I wish, I had it, in front of me, right now.

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