New Year recipe: Stuffed mushroom with pomegranate

New Year recipe: Stuffed mushroom with pomegranate
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Try this mouthwatering snack this New Year's eve.


  • 12 whole fresh mushrooms (large)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely choppedonion
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Clean mushrooms and carefully break off stems. Finely chop the stems after discarding the tough end.
  • Heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, chopped onions and chopped mushroom stems to the hot oil. Fry until all the moisture has disappeared.
  • After the garlic,onion and mushroom mixture has cooled add shredded cheese, black pepper and cayenne pepper.
  • Mix in the pomegranate seeds carefully without breaking the soft skin.
  • Using a little spoon, fill each mushroom cap with a generous amount of stuffing.
  • Arrange the mushroom caps on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 
  • Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  • Bake for 15 - 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until mushrooms caps have browned and start to give out moisture.
  • Decorate with a few pomegranate seeds and oregano leaves (optional)