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Shiitake Mushroom Turkey Loaf

Servings: 8


6 large dried Shiitake mushroom caps
2 tsp (10ml) Olive oil
1 Onion, chopped
4 cloves of garlic minced
2 tsp Basil
½ cup (125ml) dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp (30ml) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 green onions chopped
¾ tsp (4ml) salt
¾ tsp (4ml) pepper
1 egg beaten
1.5 lbs ground turkey (or chicken)


2 tbsp hot salsa Presoak the mushrooms for about 45 minutes in a bowl of warm water and then thinly slice them. Preheat oven to 350F (180c). In skillet heat the oil (medium heat) and cook mushrooms, onion, garlic and basil stirring for about 3 minutes or until softened. In a bowl combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, green onions, salt, pepper, egg, mushroom mixture and mix in turkey. Press into greased loaf pan and brush on the hot salsa. Bake for about an hour and 20 minutes or until meat thermometer reads 185F (85c). Let stand for 10 minutes and pour off any fat.