Mushroom Caprese (Starter)

On Saturday i decided to do a valentine’s day series and boy do i regret it, I mean try shooting while chasing UK winter light, madness, utter madness! I did ask on my insta if anyone was interested in this series and quite a few people said they were. A couple of people slid in my dms stressing that these recipes had to be super simple and my friends my life is about simplicity so here we are! I settled on mushroom caprese. This was super easy to make, literally took me 5 minutes to prepare and pop in the oven for 20 mins

Recipe below: Preheat oven to 400°F. 1. In a saucepan combine 1/2 stick of butter, 3 minced garlic cloves, salt and pepper to taste (usually just a pinch). Using medium low heat, cook down the butter and garlic until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. 2. Remove the stems from the mushrooms and brush each side with the garlic butter sauce. 3. Halve about 10-12 grape tomatoes, halve 8 oz of buffalo mozzarella and julienne about 10 basil leaves. Set aside a pinch or two of basil for garnish. 4. Divide the tomatoes, cheese, and basil equally between the mushrooms. Cook in oven for about 10-12 minutes or until tender. 5. Wipe down your saucepan, add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 2 teaspoons of brown sugar on medium low heat. Let it reduce until it’s a syrup consistency, about 4-5 minutes. Once reduced, remove from heat. Remove mushrooms from oven and drizzle the balsamic over the top (add your extra basil atop for a garnish if you’d like). Serve immediately.

Top tip – make sure your mushroom is dry before you cook them otherwise they are going to be a soggy mess.

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