Mushroom - Stuffed Mushrooms
Preparation time: about 20 minutes. Broiling time: 5 minutes in preheated broiler.
For 4 servings you will need:
Heat butter in heavy skillet. Add mushroom caps. Saute quickly over high heat for 30 seconds on each side or until just browned (do not let mushrooms get watery by over-cooking). Transfer mushrooms to heatproof serving tray with bottom sides up. Add mushroom stems to skillet and saute over high heat about 2 minutes. Add basil, salt and cream. Heat to boiling and cook until cream is reduced by half and slightly thickened.
Spoon creamy mixture into mushroom caps, dividing evenly and mounding the filling slightly. (mushrooms can be prepared ahead to this point, covered and refrigerated.) Place stuffed mushrooms under preheated broiler; about 6 inches from heat, and broil until heated through and lightly browned. Transfer to serving platter and garnish with cherry tomatoes and parsley sprigs.