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These Smoked Salmon and Goat Cheese stuffed mushrooms are an easy gluten-free appetizer. With creamy goat cheese spiked with lemon, onion and dill and a little heat from dried red peppers, these are tasty little morsels that make perfect appetizers or game-day snacks.
I decided yesterday that the internet needs another stuffed mushroom recipe. I’m starting a one-woman campaign to bring back the stuffed mushroom craze. Why?
First and foremost: they’re good. Secondly, they have a convenient little cavity for holding all that cheesy goodness. When you’re like me and you’re trying to avoid gluten in your diet, you’re automatically denied those delicious little canapés that sit on top of a cracker or a thin crispy crostini. My alternatives have been to use a slice of pear or apple in place of a cracker, but today, I’m all about mushrooms.
Mushrooms with smoked salmon, that is. Denis received a new electric smoker for Christmas so he got busy experimenting with a new recipe, using some of our wild-caught sockeye salmon we had frozen earlier this year.
Smoked salmon is like gold to me, and I like to stretch it to make it last. This recipe uses just a tad, but it packs a lot of flavour into one little mushroom cap. With creamy goat cheese spiked with a little lemon, onion, and dill and a bit of heat from dried red pepper flakes, these are tasty little morsels that make perfect appetizers or game-day snacks. Add a little finely grated Parmesan on top, or omit it to keep these dairy-free. But don’t leave out the two secret ingredients that put these over the top: smoked sea salt and lemon-infused olive oil. Those two pair up to become the crowning glory on top of all that goat cheese stuffed mushroom heaven.
So, are you ready to jump on board my stuffed mushroom train? Pin away!
- 12 - 15 mushrooms, stems removed
- 1/2 cup creamy mild goat cheese (chèvre)
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (or Vegenaise)
- 2 Tablespoons finely grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup hot smoked sockeye salmon, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 Tablespoon green onion or chives, very finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes or 1/2 small Fresno pepper, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- olive oil and smoked sea salt for garnish (lemon-infused, if you have it)
- Heat oven to 350°F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Remove mushroom stems and wipe mushroom caps.
- In a small bowl, thoroughly combine goat cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan, smoked salmon, lemon zest, chives (or green onion) red pepper flakes, and dill.
- Place mushroom caps on baking sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil and stuff with 1 Tablespoon of the cheese mixture.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until filling is heated through is golden and crisp.
- Remove from oven, Garnish with a drizzle of lemon-infused olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.