Party Nibbles: Mushroom Nests Recipe

Step 1

Mushroom Filling:

Step 2

In nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat; cook mushrooms, soy sauce, garlic and nutmet, stirring, for about 7 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Stir in onions and walnuts. Blend in mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Place 1 sheet of phyllo pastry on work surface, keeping remaining sheets covered withdamp cloth. Brush with butter. Lay second sheet of phyllo over top; brush with buter. Repeat with remaining sheets.

Step 4

Cut crosswise into fifths and lengthwise in thirds to make 30 squares total. Press each 4-layer square into nonstick 1-inch tart tin. Bake in 350F 180C oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Spoon filling into nests; bake for about 4 minutes or until filling is hot.

Step 5

Nests may be stored in cool dry place for up to 6 weeks. Garnish with some fresh parsley sprigs, slivers of red pepper and capers.

Source: Canadian Living magazine - Nov 95 author: Kay Spicer

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Phyllo pastry sheets
  • 2tb Butter, melted
----------MUSHROOM FILLING--------------
  • 1tb Butter
  • 1lb Mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1tb Light soy sauce
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1pn Nutmeg
  • 3 Green onions, minced
  • 2tb Toasted walnuts, fine chop
  • 2tb Light mayonnaise
  • 1pn Salt
  • 1/4ts Pepper

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