(Requested by Z and Lo.)
This is a Viv* recipe, which I’ve never tried, but it looks pretty tasty, and very easy. I do remember the richness – at a dinner party, I seem to recall. I suspect the size of the mushrooms is important, so as to provide enough stalk for the filling.
6 anchovy fillets (in oil, drained, not the dry salted ones)
6 medium cup mushrooms
Small bunch parsley
- Heat the overhead grill (preferably over a solid griddle plate).
- Pull out the stalks of the mushrooms and mince, or whizz in a blender, with the anchovies and parsley. Season with pepper to taste.
- Brush the mushrooms all over with oil and grill bottom up until slightly brown.
- Turn and fill with the mixture, and grill for a further few minutes until beginning to sizzle.
Good as part of pre-dinner canapés. Very rich so allow 1 – 2 each only.
*For those who don’t know, Viv is my much-missed late wife.