Tuesday, September 1, 2009

marvelous mushrooms

I think mushrooms are fantastic. And, I know some people who aren't vegetarians who feel the same. My carnivore, however, isn't one of them. I still manage to get my fair share though. Many times when I visit the houses of my friends and family, they are their go to dish for me. I also make them at home sometimes when I am making some other meat main dish (like lamb, steak, or meatloaf) for the carnivore.

I, however, never leave my mushroom plain. There are so many wonderful ways to dress them up. This is just one of my many favorite portabella recipes.

To make these marvelous mushrooms, start by brushing the dirt from the outside (never run them under water). Then use a spoon to remove the gills and stem. Place the portabella in a small baking dish. Next drizzle a bit of olive oil over the mushroom. Season the inside with salt, pepper, and a diced garlic clove. Then scoop a generous amount of goat cheese into the mushroom. Top it with slices red bell pepper. Place the mushroom in the oven on a low broil until the cheese is bubbly and the peppers begins to brown (about 10-15 minutes). Finally, top the dish with chopped fresh basil.

This dish is super easy as you can see and these flavors are so fabulous together. Plus this amazing recipe is high in protein, fiber, and vitamins like A and C, not to mention the calcium. They could even satisfy a carnivore - just not mine. So whether you like mushrooms or you are just making one for your vegetarian friend, give this recipe a try!


  1. I really think we should be neighbors. That way we could share. ;-) I made stuffed mushrooms this week - the post will go up either Thursday or Friday - and it includes a giveaway to Vegetarian Times. Hope you will come by to put your name in the drawing!

  2. oh, i will definitely check that out! and i would love to get all your baked goodies if we were neighbors!

  3. I love mushrooms and use one of your recipes almost everytime I bbq!

  4. ashley these could easily be thrown on the grill too. hope you like what you have tried!

  5. This is my favorite thing you make! They are soooo good!


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