Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms

February 20, 2022mayurisjikoni

EVENTS: SUNDAY FUNDAY
THEME: RECIPES WITH HEARTS

RECIPE: CAJUN STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms, an easy to make and satisfying appetizer or starter dish where the filling has added flavour from homemade cajun seasoning.

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Theme: MARDI GRAS (FAT TUESDAY)

This theme suggested is suggested by Sue who blogs at Palatable Pastimes. Truthfully, I nearly gave this theme a skip. I really didn’t know much about the Creole or Cajun food style. But, that led to me doing a bit of research online. What would we do without Google?? Wanted to make a veggie version of Jambalaya but didn’t get any okra. So it was back to the drawing board.

Cajun Seasoning was next on the list. More like using it as a seasoning for roasted potatoes. That plan too changed as hubby kept on reminding me to make stuffed mushrooms. So cajun seasoning went into the stuffing for mushrooms and am I glad I made the dish. Have made this starter/appetizer or side dish thrice.

WHAT IS MARDI GRAS/ FAT TUESDAY?

First of all I must admit that I had no idea that Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday are the same as Mardi Gras/ Fat Tuesday. So now that is clear, why is it celebrated? Also known as the Carnival or Carnaval, it’s celebrated in many countries around the world, mainly those with large Roman Catholic population. It is the day before the religious season of Lent begins.

Mardi Gras is traditionally celebrated on “Fat Tuesday,” the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent.  However, In many areas Mardi Gras has evolved into a week-long festival. Brazil, New Orleans and Venice draw many tourists during this festival. Known as Fat Tuesday because of the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before Lent fasting begins.

During the carnival in New Orleans, it is only right to enjoy classic Cajun and Creole foods that are popular in the state of Louisiana.

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MEMBERS OF SUNDAY FUNDAY ARE CELEBRATING MARDI GRAS:

 

CAJUN SEASONING

Cajun Seasoning or Spice is a mixture of spices and herbs that are used in almost all the Cajun dishes. It is readily available in most shops. Even more easier it is to make it at home as usually we tend to the spices and herbs at home.All you need is paprika, garlic & onion powders, dried oregano & thyme, cayenne and pepper along with salt.

Use the seasoning for roasted vegetables, seafood, meat, pasta, chicken, soups,stir fries, dips, salad dressings, etc.

CAJUN STUFFED MUSHROOMS

Usually the stuffing used is cajun spiced sausage meat, crab meat, lobster, fish, etc. However, I used a veggie stuffing. Instead of throwing away the stems of the mushrooms, chopped them up finely. Added some onion,garlic, bell pepper, bread crumbs and cheese along with cajun spice mixture. For added zing, used some hot sauce. Hot sauces are so much a part of the Louisiana Cuisine.

Ingredients Required For Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms

FOR THE CAJUN SEASONING/SPICE:

  • Paprika Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Powder – use according to your taste. Add more for a spicier seasoning.
  • Pepper Powder
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried Thyme
  • Salt

FOR THE STUFFED MUSHROOMS:

  • Mushrooms – I have used cremini mushrooms. Use white mushrooms if you want to. Make sure the mushrooms are fairly big so it holds at least a tablespoon of stuffing. If the mushrooms are dirty give them a quick wash and wipe them with a kitchen towel. Never soak mushrooms in water. I have used the mushroom stalks for the stuffing. If you feel that the stalks are not enough, you may need to chop up 1-2 mushrooms finely.
  • Onion – peeled and finely chopped. Use white, red or yellow onion.
  • Bell Pepper – use any colour. Remove the seeds and pith. Chop finely.
  • Bread Crumbs – panko. Use ready made or home made breadcrumbs.
  • Hot Sauce – use according to your taste. It also helps to moisten the stuffing.
  • Cheese – Grated. I have used a mixture of cheddar and parmesan cheese.
  • Cajun Seasoning – add according to your taste.
  • Olive oil – for brushing the mushrooms.

FOR THE DIP:

  • Sour Cream – I used sour cream, but you can use thick plain yogurt or mayonnaise.
  • Garlic – one clove minced. One is enough as remember that the cajun seasoning too has garlic.
  • Cajun Seasoning – use according to your taste.
  • Lemon Juice

WATCH HOW TO MAKE CAJUN STUFFED MUSHROOMS

CAJUN STUFFED MUSHROOMS

mayurisjikoni
Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms, an easy to make and satisfying appetizer or starter dish where the filling has added flavour from homemade cajun seasoning.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine CAJUN
Servings 20 PIECES

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CAJUN SEASONING - makes ¼ cup

  • 3 tsp paprika powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne powder
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

FOR THE STUFFED MUSHROOMS

  • 20 large mushrooms
  • ¼ cup bell pepper finely chopped
  • ¼ cup onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1-2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1-2 tbsp hot sauce
  • ½ cup grated cheese - cheddar, parmesan
  • ½ cup mushroom stems finely chopped
  • some olive oil for brushing

FOR THE CAJUN DIP:

  • 1 cup sour cream/mayonnaise/thick plain yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF CAJUN SEASONING/SPICE

  • Mix all the spices and herbs together. Make sure there are no garlic or onion powder lumps.
  • Store the leftover spice mixture in an airtight container.

PREPARATION OF THE MUSHROOMS

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C
  • If the mushrooms are dirty, give them a quick wash. Put the mushrooms in a colander and wash by gently rubbing them.
  • Wipe the mushrooms dry with a kitchen towel immediately.
  • Twist the stalks and remove them.
  • Finely chop the stalks. You should get about ¾ cup finely chopped mushroom stalks. If not enough, then add 1-2 finely chopped mushrooms.
  • Keep the mushrooms with cap side down to drain out excess water.

PREPARATION OF THE CAJUN DIP:

  • Add minced garlic, cajun seasoning, lemon juice to the sour cream, mayonnaise or yogurt.
  • Mix well. Keep on the side till required.

PREPARATION OF THE STUFFING:

  • Put the chopped mushroom stalks in a mixing bowl.
  • Add chopped onion, bell pepper, bread crumbs, grated cheese, cajun seasoning, hot sauce.
  • Mix well.
  • Take about a tablespoon of the stuffing and press it into the mushroom cap.
  • Place the mushroom on a baking tray which is lightly greased with oil or lined with parchment paper.
  • Repeat, with the remaining stuffing and mushrooms.
  • Brush the mushrooms with some oil.
  • Bake the mushrooms for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with some dip.

Notes

  • Use large mushrooms.
  • Add spices according to your taste.
  • The mushrooms will give out water while baking.
  • Use either sour cream, mayonnaise or thick plain yogurt for the dip. Or can serve with some hot sauce or tomato sauce.
  • Add stuffing of your choice.
  • Adjust the stuffing ingredients according to your taste and preference.
Keyword cajun seasoning, cajun stuffed mushrooms, stuffed mushrooms

 

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30 Comments

  • Wendy Klik

    February 20, 2022 at 8:17 am

    A great start to a wonderful, celebratory feast.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 24, 2022 at 3:36 pm

      Thank you Wendy and yes learned so much about the festival.

  • Renu

    February 20, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    5 stars
    I like the filling with onion, bell pepper, and cheese in it, however, I have never used Cajun seasoning and now I am intrigued to try it. It looks like a delicious low-carb appetizer.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 24, 2022 at 3:35 pm

      Renu thank you so much. Go ahead and make the cajun seasoning. I too had not tried it till now but it is a very flavourful seasoning. In fact now I’m using it on my french fries, sprinkled on roasted potatoes and even on cheela!

  • Sneha Datar

    February 28, 2022 at 5:44 am

    Stuffed Mushrooms are so delicious and addictive!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 28, 2022 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks Sneha, they are very addictive.

  • Mahy E

    March 2, 2022 at 10:22 am

    5 stars
    This disappeared in minutes! So delicious and so perfectly balanced in flavors! Thanks for the details nd the video, I’m gonna try adding some chicken to it next!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 2, 2022 at 6:01 pm

      Thansk Mahy, so glad you enjoyed the mushrooms. Am sure it will taste good with chicken.

  • Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    March 2, 2022 at 12:27 pm

    5 stars
    That is a marvelous recipe. I am looking for more quick recipes to make with mushrooms as my boys love them. This is just perfect !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you Sandhya, am sure it will disappear in no time as it did at my home.

  • Natalie

    March 2, 2022 at 2:27 pm

    5 stars
    Brilliant idea. Sounds very delicious. I’m throwing a party this weekend. This sounds like a perfect appetizer. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 2, 2022 at 5:59 pm

      You’re welcome Natalie. Enjoy.

  • Gail Montero

    March 2, 2022 at 5:39 pm

    5 stars
    Love all the spices you used here bringing in so much flavor to these stuffed mushrooms!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 2, 2022 at 5:53 pm

      Thank you so much Gail. It has become one of my favourite spice mixtures.

  • Angela

    March 3, 2022 at 11:04 am

    5 stars
    I love stuffed mushrooms, but this recipe takes it up a notch with the cajun flavors…so good!!! Can’t wait to make it again…YUM!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      March 3, 2022 at 8:49 pm

      Thanks Angela. Enjoy the delicious mushrooms.

  • Archana

    April 4, 2022 at 10:12 am

    5 stars
    Ahhh! I love cajun seasoning! Definitely love the aroma and taste of the seasoning. As for cajun stuffed mushrooms! What a combo of onions, bell peppers, cheese and mushrooms! Going to see the. girls this weekend they will definitely love it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 5, 2022 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you so much Archana, make it for your girls and enjoy a delicious starter dish.

  • Sasmita Sahoo

    April 4, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    5 stars
    Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms !!!! sounds super tempting and I must say this is totally my kinda dish. Seems so easy to make… Perfect as a satisfying party appetizer………..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 5, 2022 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks Sasmita, yes, it is very easy to make and the step by step instructions are in the video. It definitely is a party pleaser.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    April 5, 2022 at 3:58 am

    5 stars
    Cajun Stuffed Mushrooms looks tasty and my son will be happy with this. I must try the cajun spice mix, I have never tried it.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 5, 2022 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks Jayashree, try out the spice and use it for fries, roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes and even paneer. Just gives you a different flavour from the usual Indian flavours. You can add more chilli powder if you want to .

  • Seema Sriram

    April 5, 2022 at 6:36 am

    5 stars
    The Cajun mushrooms recipe was a stunning success. I put some out today and they were quickly gone. I will make more for the weekend.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 5, 2022 at 8:10 pm

      Seema thank you so much for trying out the recipe. Am so glad the mushrooms disappeared in no time.

  • Priya Vj

    April 5, 2022 at 9:26 am

    5 stars
    I first fell in love with cajun flavor while munching on some chips while in the US . The cajun flavored mushrooms look absolutely delicious and loved the stuffing mix you have used . I am sure the stuffing is versatile and can be used even in sandwiches.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 5, 2022 at 8:09 pm

      Priya, make the cajun seasoning at home and use it for roasted potatoes, add to your yogurt dip, sprinkle on fries, add to basically your pasta, etc. It just tastes so different.

  • Preethi Prasad

    April 6, 2022 at 5:43 am

    5 stars
    Cajun stuffed mushrooms sounds fabulous. I liked the versatile stuffing for this irresistible starter. I am bookmarking this recipe. Thanks for the amazing recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 6, 2022 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi. Enjoy when you try out the recipe.

  • Kalyani

    April 7, 2022 at 6:05 am

    5 stars
    I like how the cajun spice is made at home, Mayuri ; I love the use of the spice here for the mushrooms. I am thinking it can be versatile and used to make similar dishes with aloo / paneer for the non-mushroom fans at home!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      April 7, 2022 at 6:58 pm

      Thanks Kalyani, the leftover cajun spice I used for french fries, roasted potatoes and even on grilled paneer. And we loved the flavour.So yes, go ahead and use it for paneer and potatoes.

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