Sunday, May 04, 2008

I'm so Fancy

When I want to be fancy I toss together some stuffed mushrooms. They're so easy and always impressive. My new grocery store is super duper fancy. There's a grand piano in the produce section. I'm not kidding. They have fancy meats too. Like Fancy ground veal. Okay, so maybe that's not so fancy, but our old grocery store didn't care anything other than pork, chicken, and beef. I wanted to use it because, like Mt. Everest, it was there.

Put fancy meat in fancy appetizer and voila. I am fancy.

Veal stuffed mushrooms
8 oz. white mushrooms, stemmed and cleaned
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp canola oil
1 shallot, minced
1/4 lb. ground veal
1 Tbsp shredded Parmesan
3 leaves fresh basil, chopped
1/2 Tbsp olive tapenade

1) Finely chop half of mushrooms. Heat butter and oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chopped mushrooms and shallot. Cook about 5 minutes, until mushrooms have browned. Let cool.
2) In medium bowl combine mushrooms with ground veal, Parmesan, basil, and olive paste.
3) Spoon about 1 Tbsp mushroom mixture into each remaining mushroom cap.
4) Place mushroom caps in steamer basket and steam about 8 minutes.

Calories 117.5
Total Fat 8.9 g
Cholesterol 37.9 mg
Sodium 46.4 mg
Potassium 183.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.3 g
Protein 8.2 g


  1. I bet the veal in those mushrooms was delicious!

  2. You ARE so fancy! Love this! So amazing!

  3. i love to stuff mushrooms! thanks for sharing!

  4. wow, a piano in the grocery store. that IS fancy!

  5. Whoa! Some definitely kicked the fanc-o-meter into high gear. Is it OK to touch stuff in here?

  6. stuffed mushrooms are one of my favs. looks good!

  7. But you were already so fancy even before you made this dish. Now you're uber fancy :)

  8. mmm! i made stuffed mushrooms this weekend, too! but with pork sausage. veal sounds quite tasty. :)

  9. Hey Fancy Nancy! Looks good! Your post fits in well with my daily conversations around here as my daughter recently got into these books about Fancy Nancy... Who just wants to be fancy all the time. It IS such a fun and playful word!

  10. Unrelated, but I am all worried about your last comment on my blog! :(

    (This is the easiest way for me to contact you when I'm at work b/c Gmail is blocked. Will write when I get home, or you can write to my Gmail, which I will then forward to work and write you back....Hope that made some sense.)