Despite that I just couldn't seem to get a good photo of the actual stuffed mushroom cap, these large stuffed portobella mushroom caps made a lovely presentation at our dinner last night. In addition,.they were very tasty, easy to make, nutritious and filling, not to mention gluten free and vegan.
I found the recipe on a blog called Adventures in All Things Food, which is my Secret Recipe Club partner for the month of August. For those who follow my blog, you know that I participate in a monthly blogger's club and am assigned a different blog each month to browse through and find a recipe to make. Because it's a secret club, I don't share my recipe until reveal day , which is today.
I love participating in this club because both I and my readers are introduced to a new blog each month and an interesting recipe that is usually excellent.
I changed Andrea's recipe just a bit to make it gluten free ( I used cooked quinoa instead of breadcrumbs)
|I grated a little carrot and red onion on top for decoration|
Interesting Fact: Did you know that Portobella mushrooms start out as cremini mushrooms, but they develop into portobella when they are left to grow for an additional week after the other cremini mushrooms are harvested. Portobellas usually grow to over 6 inches wide and tastier. Low in calories, but rich in flavor these meaty portobella mushrooms are great stuffed or grilled as burgers for vegetarians.
Nutritionally, they are thought to provide powerful antioxidants that help protect the body against cancer. In addition, portiobella mushrooms are a good source of selenium ( which is needed for a healthy immune system, but hard to find in most foods) , copper, and potassium, and other minerals. Dr. Fuhrman of the book Eat to Live encourages his readers to eat lots of mushrooms because of their high nutritional and antioxidant value.
Directions:Start by cleaning your Portobella mushrooms with a dry paper towel. Gently knock off any dirt or debris. Remove the stem, chop and reserve. With a spoon gently scrape out the gills inside the caps. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a saute pan, heat the
Take off the heat and add the
What do you do with Portobella Mushroom Caps? I love your comments, so please leave one. How do you spell Portobella/ portabella ? It seems to be acceptable either way..
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