Mushroom Bouyiourdi

Mushroom Bouyiourdi

Mushrooms and cheese individually are two of my favorite foods and when they are combined together it always catches my attention. The other day I came across this magical combination in the form of this recipe for a mushroom bouyiourdi by Peter of Kalafagas that I just had to try. Not only did the dish contain both mushrooms and cheese but it was done in the form of a bouyiourdi which is more traditionally made of tomatoes, peppers and cheese. The bouyiourdi is baked until the cheese has melted and then it is served with crusty bread to be used for dipping and scooping up all of the melted cheese and tomatoy, or in this case, mushroomy goodness. I tweaked the recipe a bit replacing the cream with a bit of gorgonzola dolce, a blue cheese, both because I had it on hand and because it goes well with mushrooms. The mushroom version of the bouyiourdi was even better than the tomato version! You just can't go wrong with mushrooms and melted cheese and when you have a dish that is pretty much just composed of the mushrooms and melted cheese it is so good! I really enjoyed the creaminess and tanginess that the gorgonzola added and the heat from the peppers was also a nice touch. I will definitely be making this again!

Mushroom Bouyiourdi

(makes 2 servings)
Printable Recipe

1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
1/2 small onion (diced)
1 small clove garlic (chopped)
4 ounces graviera (or gruyere, cubed or grated)
1 ounce gorgonzola (crumbled)
1 cubanelle pepper (sliced)
red pepper flakes to taste (optional)
1/2 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
crusty bread

1. Heat the oil in a pan.
2. Add the mushrooms and onion and saute until the onion is tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute
4. Mix everything and pour into a baking dish.
5. Bake, covered, in a preheated 400F oven until the cheese has melted and started to turn golden brown on top, about 40-60 minutes.

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Mushroom and Thyme Omelette with Gorgonzola
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Pam said...

My mouth is watering right now - that picture is excellent and so is the recipe.

dawn said...

sweet sarah Kevin! you and your food porn recipes kill me.
man this looks so good!
can I be your girlfriend? lol

Teri said...

So if you don't care for gorgonzola, you replace it with a bit of cream?

Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} said...

Oh my, this recipe was MADE for me! Gorgeous, delicious, can't wait to make it!

Bridgett said...

I'm in love. Mushrooms, cheese....does it get any better? I'm hoping you deliver :)

Joie de vivre said...

Oh man. That looks soooo good!

Jenn said...

*droooooool* Hand me some french bread with a nice helping of that. I'll be happy for the rest of the day.

Peter M said...

Very nicely done with the gorgonzola, Kevin! I'm going to try that next time. I think I like this Bouyiourdi more than the old school one too!

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Vakit Buldukça - EsEr said...

Kevin, mushrooms and cheese are two of my favorite foods, too.
Hımm, delicious.

Jan said...

I love it - I will have to try this with gorgonzola!

Ivy said...

Love the addition of gorgonzola to your dish.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mushrooms and cheese are two of my favorite ingredients. A gorgeous recipe!



Joanne said...

Your picture definitely does this dish justice. Cheese and more cheese? And mushrooms? I'm in.

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! This looks divine!

Nina Timm said...

You and Peter make a perfect combo when it comes to cooking...
That is good grub!!

Bellini Valli said...

It sounds like a winner Kevin!!!

Super Mommie said...

O. M. G. Maybe it's because I'm hungry, maybe because I have both a mushroom and a cheese fetish but this looks soooooo good! I am going to try this one this weekend!

innBrooklyn said...

that sounds great: and I have some gorgeous mushrooms from the farmers market that would love to be put in a dish with cheese!

Rara said...

I couldn't agree with you more on the mushroom and cheese. They're just so good together. Definitely going to try this! :D

Danielle said...

This combo gets a gold star in my reader! This would be dynamite along side a juicy grilled steak. {Drooling}

Baking is my Zen...sweet nibbles for the soul said...

I think anyone looking at the photo is salivating! Awesome photo. The dish is great. Simple and has a bistro, rustic feel about it. Love it!


FoodTherapy4Me said...

Oh that looks fabulous! Perhaps I'll try some mushroom and swiss or cheddar in my version.

Ingrid said...

I agree with Pam this sounds and looks mouthwatering good! We love us some mushrooms! Thanks for the recipe.

Marisa said...

Oh my, that looks freakin awesome. *droooooooool

The Student said...

Tried this last night and it is to DIE for. I'm surprised no one who did try it returned to give you feedback. This dish - relatively simple - had the most complex flavors imaginable. I swapped the gruyere out for swiss (my grocery store only carries extremely expensive gruyere and I'm on a budget). My boyfriend raves about this dish and begged me to make it again. This might become a staple when it comes to bringing food to parties =) Thanks for sharing!

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