Tuesday, April 28, 2009
UFO's You Can Eat!
When I finished the Brie recipe, I was left with three UFO- sized Portobello mushrooms. That's what happens when you shop at Sam's Club! I gave one to my son, along with numerous other food items we overstocked on(He helped me shop that day!), so I had two left for a meal yet to be determined.. I like the darn things. They have an uncanny ability to absorb whatever flavor marinade or seasoning you put on them. They also are dense and firm to a point of an almost meat-like consistency.
I chose to marinade shortly with soy sauce and Worcester sauce, sprinkled with garlic and onion powder. I trimmed the loose sides, and scraped what I call the gills(the dark brown underside of the mushroom)off. I then placed a very thin pattie of ground beef on it, that had been seasoned with salt and pepper only. Broiled until pattie was medium rare, I removed from broiler and topped with a mild cheese. Broiled until melted, out they came... Portobello pattie melt, awaiting your favorite condiment! It could easily made into a sandwich, as you can imagine...