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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Stuffed Portabellos

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my favorite author is Nicholas Evans, he wrote the Horse Whisperer. i didn't particularly care for the movie (tho, hello Mr. Redford) but when i read the book, oh mercy, his lyrical prose was moving. i even drove 2 hours to NoVa to meet him at a bookstore where he was promoting his book the Divide. (for reals, loverly brit-ish accent...) anyway, a few years ago he, along with a few members of his family accidentally consumed some poisonous mushrooms, they are now on a dialysis regimen and on the kidney transplant list. oh the horror!

i like mushrooms, i always have. but i've also always had a very healthy respect for not putting random things in my mouth when hiking or camping. (let's be clear, i haven't been camping in forever but if i ever go again, i'm avoiding any kind of foraging of wild vegetation blah blah blah...) for this month's challenge, i used portobellos, big & beefy, a perfect item as a side but really, capable of being a stand alone entree. which is what i had for dinner friday night.

Stuffed Portobellos
adapted from Bon Appetit Hon

once again, no exact measurements

2 big portobellos, gills scraped off
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
1/4 fennel, sliced thinly
1 heirloom tomato, diced
1 small apple, diced
splash of olive oil & balsamic vinegar
goat cheese

preheat oven 350F.

drizzle a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar over mushrooms, both sides. bake in oven for 5 minutes, both sides. meanwhile, saute up onions in a bit of oil until softened. add in the apples and zucchini, about 5-7 minutes, until the zuchs are soft. put the cooked mixture in a bowl and cool slightly, add in the fennel and tomatoes, mix well, season with salt. throw in a bit of goat cheese, it'll a melt a bit.

take out the 'shrooms and scoop mixture on top. return to the oven and cook for another 5 minutes. top with a bit more cheese and serve.

just so you know, the 'shrooms shrink a smidge.

7 comments:

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Christine said...

It's only 11 am and I've already had breakfast but after seeing this post I'm craving lunch now :) Looks delicious!!

Dania said...

i'm not a big mushroom lover! i wonder how this one tastes!

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Karen A. said...

This looks amazing and delicious!

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Anita said...

looks delicious!
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Alina Vicu said...

I love mushrooms, and this stuffed portabellos are incredible tasty !