Asparagus, Mushroom and Red Pepper Strudel
Absolutely delicious. We made this recipe for Mother's Day, and everyone raved about how yummy it was. Roasted vegetables added tons of flavor, plus the outer layer was so crispy. Definitely a winner!
sweet red bell peppers
or to taste
dried, or 2 teaspoons fresh
cut into 1-inch pieces
minced, or more or less to taste
phyllo (filo) pastry sheets
Cut each mushroom into 4 slices. Halve, core and seed red pepper, cut in half crosswise and slice.
In bowl, toss together mushrooms, red pepper, onion and half each of the oil, salt, thyme and pepper. Roast on large rimmed baking sheet 425°F (220°C) oven for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, toss asparagus and garlic with remaining oil, salt, thyme and pepper.
Add to baking sheet and roast until vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to bowl, let cool. Stir in cheese.
Place 1 sheet of the phyllo on work surface with 1 long edge closest, covering remainder with damp tea towel to prevent drying out.
Brush sheet lightly with some of the melted butter. Repeat layering and brushing with butter with 3 more sheets.
Spoon half of the asparagus mixture in 2-inch (5 cm) wide strip about 1 inch (2½ cm) from closest edge and leaving 2-inch (5 cm) border at each end. Fold 1-inch (2½ cm) border over filling, fold in ends and roll up.
Place, seam side down, on parchment paper–lined rimmed baking sheet; brush with butter. Repeat to make second strudel. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)
Bake in centre of 400°F (200°C) oven for about 25 minutes or until golden. Using serrated knife, slice each strudel diagonally into 6 pieces.