This dish is a party favorite of mine, especially with kids around. They love the playful shape of the boats and the noodle-like mushrooms. With a simple preparation that easy to do, you can even involve your kids in helping you make the boats and show off to guests that it was created by your little chefs. Enjoy the crunchy and juicy mushrooms in this delicate but divine little appetizer.
- Chop off an inch of the bottom of the mushrooms and wash thoroughly, separating the mushrooms as you wash. There can be quite a bit of grit so make sure you wash carefully to get rid of all of it.
- In a large bowl, add the washed mushrooms, salt and pepper and mix well until all mushrooms are coated evenly.
- Now its time to prepare the boats with aluminum foil. Cut the foil into a 8'x5' piece and place a spoonful of the mushroom mix in the center. Place a quarter teaspoon of butter/oil on top of the mushrooms.
- Bring the two long edges of the foil together and fold them close. Close the two shorter sides and make sure all folds face upward so that the juice of the mushrooms doesn't leak out. Your foil packets should now look like boats.
- Repeat for the remaining mushroom mix, creating individual boats as you go along.
- Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and the juice inside the boats is boiling. Serve hot.