12 each medium mushrooms
3 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 each scallions, sliced
1 1/2 tablespoon coarsely ground pecans
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh parmesan cheese *
4 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoon bread crumbs
4 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup garlic bechemel
1 single salt (to taste)
1 single freshly ground white pepper
1 single cayenne pepper
* Grate the Fresh Parmesan Cheese for this recipe.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Clean the mushrooms. Remove the stems and reserve. Parboil the mushrooms in just enough water to cover, for 3 minutes, until barely cooked. Drain well, blot with paper towels, and set aside until needed.
If the tip of the stems seem woody, trim them away. Chop stems coarsely. Melt 2 T of the butter in a skillet. Toss the chopped mushrooms stems and scallions. Saute until tender and most of the mushroom juices have evaporated. Toss in the pecans, pecans, bred crumbs, parmesan cheese, and remaining tablespoon of butter. Stir until the butter is melted and absorbed. Stir in the garlic bechamel. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Stuff each mushroom cap with the mixture, mounding it neatly over the top. Sprinkle each with some cayenne pepper. Put stuffed mushrooms in a lightly oiled, shallow baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes or until heated through. Serve at once.
GARLIC BECHAMEL: 2 1/2 c Scalded Milk (More or less, : depending on the thickness of 1 X Salt and Freshly Ground : White Pepper To Taste 1 Ea Large Egg At Room Temperature. 1 X Garlic Puree From 3 Large : Heads of Roasted Garlic Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan and whisk in the flour. Let this roux cook over low heat, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes.
Whisk in the scalded milk. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook gently, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper and whisk in the garlic puree. Remove from the heat.
Beat the egg in a bowl. Beat some of the sauce into the egg. Next beat the egg mixture back into the garlic sauce. Taste and correct seasonings.
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