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       Title: SAUSAGE-STUFFED MUSHROOMS
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 3 servings
  
       2    Italian sweet sausages
     1/4 ts Fennel seeds
         pn Red pepper flakes (optional)
     1/4 c  Yellow onion, minced
       1    Garlic clove, minced
            Olive oil, as necessary
     1/4 c  Parsley, chopped
     1/4 c  Black olives, chopped
     1/3 c  B‚chamel sauce, thick
            Salt & pepper
      12    Mushrooms, large
            Parmesan cheese
  
     Remove sausage meat from casings and crumble into a small skillet. Saut‚
   gently, stirring often, until meat is thoroughly done. Season with fennel
   and, if desired, red pepper flakes. With a slotted spoon, remove sausage to
   a bowl, leaving the rendered fat in the skillet.
     Saut‚ onion and garlic in the fat, adding a little olive oil if
   necessary, until tender and golden, about 25 minutes. Stir in chopped
   parsley and add to reserved sausage meat.
     Stir (imported) olives and b‚chamel into the sausage mixture; combine
   thoroughly. Taste the mixture and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
     Pull the stems off the mushrooms and save for another use. Wipe mushroom
   caps with a damp cloth and season lightly with salt and pepper. Fill each
   cap generously with the stuffing. Arrange caps in a lightly oiled baking
   dish. Sprinkle the tops of the stuffing with Parmesan cheese to taste.
     Bake at 450øF. for about 15 minutes or until bubbling and well browned.
   Let settle for 5 minutes before serving.
  
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