How many ways can one eat Portobello mushrooms?
Stuffed baked mushrooms is the way.
Baked, Grilled, Sautéed, Breaded and Fried are some of the many ways to enjoy this meaty and dense vegetable. It’s no surprise vegans find this mushroom a perfect substitute for meat besides, large portobellos are easily available and so versatile, you don’t have to be a vegan to LOVE them…Stuffed baked portobello mushrooms can be filled with so many healthy flavorful ingredients. Or you can clean out your vegetable bin and stuff your portobello. Get creative and cook…
(Agarics bosporus) is cultivated in more than 70 countries, and is one of the most commonly and widely consumed mushrooms in the world, that’s because of it’s versatility, texture, rich flavor profile.
The Portobellos are easy to prepare, rinse them with cool water, removing whatever soot or dirt that may be on them, paper towel dry them and remove the stem at the base and set aside. Select local, seasonal vegetables that you’d like to stuff into the portobello.
The cavity of the mushroom was stuffed with chopped red onion, zucchini, eggplant, cilantro, red pepper, tomato. Slice these up and chop them up. It’s best when all the vegetables are close to the same size, this will allow for an even bake. Once they are chopped up, place them in a medium sized bowl and dress them with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Making the stuffing for the stuffed baked mushrooms
Now is where all the fun begins
At this time – line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silpat, place the cleaned, dried portobello mushrooms on the pan, set aside. We get to add a few other ingredients to the chopped vegetable bowl before stuffing them into the portobello. Optional – add some cheese, I like to use Asiago or a sharp cheddar or even a smoked Gouda, this will add another layer of flavor and fat creating a more luxurious dish. I also added chopped tomato on the top of each mushroom.