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Couscous Stuffed Mushrooms

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Ingredients

18 medium fresh button mushrooms
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 green onions, chopped (tops too)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Filling:
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup uncooked couscous
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
1/3 cup fresh minced parsley
1 egg white, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons toasted pecans
Salt and pepper

Instructions

Remove mushrooms stems; set caps aside. Saute onions and garlic in oil 1 minute; stir in chicken broth and soy sauce. Add mushroom caps; bring to boil; reduce heat; cover and simmer 5-6 minutes or until tender. Remove mushrooms; keep liquid in skillet for later. Place mushrooms stem side down on paper towels.

Filling: Bring chicken broth to boil; stir in couscous; remove from heat and cover. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with fork; add to reserved mushroom broth; cover and cook on low until liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Add parsley, basil, Romano, egg white and toasted pecans; toss gently. Sprinkle inside of mushroom caps with salt and pepper. Stuff with couscous mixture. Spray 11x7x1-inch dish with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until stuffing is lightly browned.

Julie Krebs
Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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