I tried this yesterday, and it went over very well. It is a copy-cat recipe, that I picked up from another website ( link: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/524/
) They were very good, but could use a bit more garlic.
Olive Garden-Style Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe
12 fresh mushrooms
1 (6 oz.) can clams (drained and finely minced)
1/4 cup of clam juice for stuffing
1 green onion, chopped finely
1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon melted butter, cooled
1 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon finely grated Romano cheese
2 tablespoons finely grated Mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup finely grated Mozzarella cheese, for garnish
1/4 cup melted butter, for topping
freshly chopped parsley, for garnish
Wash and remove stems from mushrooms, pat dry. Save stems for another recipe. In mixing bowl place clams, onion, garlic salt, minced garlic, butter and oregano. Mix through and blend well. Add Italian bread crumbs, egg, clam juice and blend. Stir cheeses in clam stuffing and mix well. Place clam mixture inside mushroom cavity and slightly mound clam mixture.
You should be able to stuff between 8 - 12 mushrooms depending on the size of mushrooms.
Place mushrooms in slightly oiled baking dish. Pour butter over mushrooms. Cover and place in a preheated oven at 350 decrease for about 35 - 40 minutes.
Remove cover and sprinkle freshly grated mozzarella cheese on top and pop back in oven just so the cheese melts slightly, garnish with freshly diced parsley.