Starting to think about fall entertaining?

Yesterday, I discussed the popularity of artisan sausages and how they can be paired with the right wines. Today, we feature a recipe for satisfying, yet easy-to-prepare, Stuffed Mushrooms.

All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Stuffed Mushrooms
Serves 4
 
4 gourmet smoked sausage links (about 4 ounces each)
12 stuffing-size portobello mushrooms or approximately 15 button mushrooms
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup Syrah (red wine), divided 

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook sausage in skillet and crumble with fork until evenly browned. Drain and set aside.
  2. To prepare mushroom cups, remove and chop stems; set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, mix chopped mushroom stems, cream cheese and bread crumbs. Stir in sausage and 1/4 cup wine.
  4. Spoon mixture into mushroom cups. Transfer to large baking dish and cover with the remaining wine.
  5. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Recipe and photo courtesy of Don Sebastiani & Sons and Emeril’s Smoked Sausage