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How To Cook Portobello Mushrooms For Maximum Flavor

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How To Cook Portobello Mushrooms For Maximum Flavor
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Meaty, juicy, and thick, portobello mushrooms are a hit with both meat lovers and vegetarians. They are a nutritional powerhouse but, naturally, the best reason to eat portobello mushrooms is that they are delicious and versatile. They may be enjoyed grilled, sautéed, stirred into risottos or soups, or as a topping for sandwiches and burgers. That's just the tip of the iceberg!

If you are a mushroom lover looking for new ways to cook portobello mushrooms then Fine Dining Lovers is here to share some of our favorite recipes.

Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Stuffed mushrooms make a superb appetizer for entertaining. They are easy to make and can be filled just about anything -from cheese and breadcrumbs to sausages, herbs, and more.

Portobello Mushroom Caprese

Pizza lovers will enjoy this portobello mushroom caprese recipe. The mushrooms are stuffed with cheese, herbs and tomatoes and baked until tender. Simply delicious!

Egg Baked in a Portobello Mushroom

Options for stuffing a portobello mushroom are basically endless but there is one particular use that may astound you: egg-stuffed portobello mushrooms! The trick is to pre-cook the mushroom before cracking an egg in it, thus preventing it from becoming too soggy.

Grilled Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Few things are as a delicious as a grilled portobello mushrooms. The basic grilling technique is simple: remove the stems, brush with oil and grill until browned on both sides and the mushrooms are tender.

Grilled mushrooms may be served as is, tossed with butter or with a zesty vinaigrette. But you can also get quite creative with grilled portobellos.

For instance, grilled portobello mushrooms may be added to a grilled vegetable lasagna (pictured below) or used as a bread substitute for sandwiches and burgers.

Vegan Portobello Mushroom Recipes

Portobello mushrooms are especially beloved by vegans because are a flavorful substitute for meat. Their texture works wonders either raw or cooked. Here are some recipe ideas you'll love:

Vegan Portobello Mushroom Paté

Here is an easy vegan portobello mushroom paté recipe you can whip up in seconds:

Grind together 1 cup of walnuts, 3 portobello mushrooms (caps and stems),  1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp dried thyme, 1/2 tsp salt, and 2 garlic cloves. You've got yourself an easy vegan paté to enjoy with crackers, bread or as a dip.

Vegan Portobello Mushroom Steaks

Who says steaks have aren't for vegans? This recipe proves portobello mushroom can be transformed into a flavorful substitute for beef with just a few ingredients and a bit of creativity in the kitchen.

Vegan Mushroom Risotto

For the ultimate vegan risotto blend portobellos with a blend of mushrooms. This will add complexity and depth of flavor to this Northern Italian classic.

Portobello Mushroom Burger

There are two ways to enjoy a portobello mushroom burger: with a bun and without. First up, we have a wonderful vegetarian recipe for a portobello mushroom burger with a bun. The juicy grilled portobello mushroom is topped with strips of mango and bean sprouts for extra crunch.

For the gluten-free route you'll want to use grilled portobello mushroom caps as a bun. Lightly coat the portobello mushroom caps with oil and grill on medium heat until browned on both sides. 

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