Posts Tagged ‘Lunch’

Grilled Cheesy Portabello Caps with Turkey & Sage

Looking to make something different and exciting? Well, these stuffed lactose free Portabello mushrooms are absolutely perfect for just about any family dinner—they call for ground turkey and Cabot White Oak Cheddar, so you know that no one is going to be left hungry after munching on one of these mushroom caps! This recipe will make four main-course servings—which may seem surprising since these are mushroom caps, but the ground turkey and cheddar really makes this a very satisfying and filling dish—and these caps can also be grilled too. So, please give this recipe a try and cook up something your family will definitely love.

Ingredients

4 large portabello mushroom caps
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 shallot, minced
2 tablespoons fine dry breadcrumbs
4 teaspoons minced fresh sage leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
12 ounces lean ground turkey or chicken
3 ounces Cabot White Oak Cheddar, Cabot Sharp Cheddar or Cabot New York Extra Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 3/4 cup)

Directions

Preheat grill to medium.

Remove stems from mushroom caps. With spoon, scrape out and discard gills. Brush tops lightly with oil and set aside.

In medium bowl, mix together shallots, breadcrumbs, sage, salt, pepper and nutmeg; add turkey and knead together just until seasonings are evenly distributed. Divide turkey mixture among mushroom caps.

Place turkey-side-up on grill. Close lid (or cover with tent of foil) and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until turkey is cooked through to center.

Top with cheddar, cover again and cook until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes longer.

Chef Dan Long’s Blended Burger

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Grill Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

1 lb. 80% lean ground beef
½ lb. ground lamb
2 c. finely chopped Shiitake Mushrooms
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 tbs. mushroom powder*
1 Yellow Onion, thinly sliced and caramelized**
Fresh sliced gruyere cheese
½ c. Fresh Arugula
¼ c. of Garlic + Thyme Aioli
Salt and cracked pepper, to taste
4 Brioche Buns (or hamburger buns of your choice)

Method:

1. In a bowl, combine ground beef, lamb, chopped shiitake mushrooms, mushroom powder, Worcestershire Sauce, salt and cracked pepper. Mix well and form into patties.
2. Cook on grill until prepared to your liking, adding cheese if desired.
3. Assemble on toasted brioche bun with Aioli, caramelized onions, arugula and other toppings as desired.
4. Enjoy!

Veal and Portobello Mushroom Blend Burger

A blend of mushrooms and veal create patties that are cooked to perfection and topped with a slice of Swiss cheese. The delicious patty is placed between two Portobello mushroom caps which serve as the bun. Add condiments and additional toppings to taste.

Ingredients

16 oz. Veal Ground
10 oz. Mushrooms, chopped fine
3 oz. Bread Crumbs
3 oz. Milk
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 Tbsp. Salt
1 tsp. Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Parsley, chopped
6 slices Swiss Cheese

Portobello Mushroom Caps

12 Portobello mushrooms
4 Tbsp. Canola Oil
4 Tbsp. Worcestershire black pepper blend

Method

1. In a medium sized bowl, mix the veal, chopped mushrooms, bread crumbs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and chopped parsley to incorporate.
2. Form the meat mixture in 4-6 burgers that consist of or 6 oz. per patties.
3. Take the stems off the mushroom and use them as part of the chopped mushrooms. Using a table spoon, scrape out the gills from underneath the mushrooms and discard. Combine all the ingredients for the Portobello mushrooms and toss lightly.
4. Pre-heat the grill; when hot, grill each mushroom until tender, about 6 minutes and reserve warm. Add the burgers one at time and brown for 2-3 minutes; turn the burgers over and repeat the browning process, making sure the burgers reach an internal temperature of 155°f.
5. Add one slice of Swiss cheese to the burgers.
6. Place one Portobello mushroom on a serving platter, add a burger and place the second mushroom on top. Serve immediately.

Argyll Whiskey Beer’s “Fungi” Burger

Serves: 10-15, 6 ounce portions

Ingredients

5 lbs. 80/20 Ground beef
4 lbs. cremini mushrooms
3 tbsp garlic

Directions

Fine dice mushrooms and mince garlic, dry in sauté pan over low heat.
Cool mushrooms, fold into meat.
Cook medium, and serve with butter braised leeks and gruyere.

Earth & Turf Burger

A blend of mushrooms and meat make up the patty of this Earth & Turf Burger courtesy of Chef Richard Blais.

Yield: 8 burgers plus an extra taste!

Ingredients:

Burger Blend – Mushrooms
12 ounces portabella mushrooms
9 ounces shiitake mushroom caps
9 ounces button mushrooms

Burger Blend – Meat*
12 ounces beef chuck
9 ounces beef short rib
9 ounces beef brisket
*You may also use a freshly ground, 20% fat store bought blend.

Directions:

Patty Preparation
1. In a pan with high-quality butter, roast the mushroom blend until golden. Then sprinkle with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice.
2. Place on a paper towel and cool.
3. In a grinder, grind the roasted mushrooms.
4. Use paper towel to blot out any remaining moisture.
5. Gently fold the cooked mushroom grind and beef grind together.
6. Form into ¾ inch thick patties.

Patty Seasoning
1 tsp Worcestershire powder
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ tsp Porcini mushroom powder
Salt & pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions
1. Season burger with the spice blend and salt and pepper on both sides.
2. Cook in a pan or on a hot grill for 3-4 minutes per side.
3. If cooking in a pan, toss in a pat of butter and sprigs of rosemary and thyme. Baste the burger as it cooks.

Condiment Options
Brioche or burger bun
Mushroom Ketchup (recipe below)
Mushroom Mayo (recipe below)
Caramelized onion
Sliced Gruyere cheese
Bread & butter pickles

The Build
1. Toast a brioche or burger bun in butter or olive oil.
2. Spread the Mushroom Ketchup and Mushroom Mayo on the bottom bun.
3. Next add caramelized onions followed by burger patty topped with melting Gruyere cheese.
4. Finish with bread & butter pickles and top bun.

Mushroom Ketchup
1 tsp curry powder
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
2 cups shiitake mushroom stems
2 cups water
3 tbsp ketchup
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
3 tbsp orange juice

1. In a pot, boil the curry powder, soy sauce, shiitake stems and water until it reduces to approximately ½ cup of liquid.
2. Strain and add the ketchup, hoisin sauce and orange juice.
3. Stir until combined and smooth.

Mushroom Mayo
1 quart button mushrooms
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt & white pepper to taste
½ tsp white truffle oil

1. Simmer the button mushrooms in the cream for 15 minutes.
2. Puree the mixture in a blender until completely smooth.
3. Add the mayonnaise and seasonings and combine thoroughly.

Roasted Mushroom Parsnip Soup

Soup weather is here, meaning it’s time to get out of the cold and curl up with a big bowl (or two!). This creamy soup by Chez Us is rich, smooth, and believe it or not, doesn’t contain any dairy. It’s a great option for lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:
1 pound cremini mushrooms, cleaned and cut into quarters
1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
3 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons olive oil
1/3 cup leek, whites only, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, smashed 1 teaspoon dried thyme
5 cups vegetable stock
1/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic, finely minced
sprigs of thyme
kosher salt, to taste
black pepper to taste

Method:
• Preheat the oven to 425.
• Place the parsnips on a baking sheet, drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top and toss to mix. Roast for 15 minutes.
• Remove the parsnips from the oven and add the mushrooms. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top, using a spoon stir to mix. Roast for 15 minutes.
• In a dutch oven heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium low heat, then add the leeks. Stir and cook until soft, about 3 – 5 minutes.
• Add 1 of the cloves of garlic (the smashed one). Stir.
• Then add the mushroom mixture, thyme and the stock. Stir.
• Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to a very low simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
• Let cool for 5 minutes.
• Using a food processor, in batches puree the mixture until smooth.
• Return to the dutch oven. Season with salt and pepper then gently reheat over very low heat.
• In a small saucepan heat the 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium low heat. Add the shiitake mushrooms, stir and cook until lightly golden. This will take about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper.
• To serve place some of the soup in a soup bowl, garnish with some of the shiitake mushrooms and a sprig of thyme.

Mushrooms with Long Grain and Wild Rice

Looking for a holiday dish that is quick and easy to pull together? Robyn from Add a Pinch shares a flavorful mushroom side dish that is sure to please!

Ingredients:
2 (6-ounce) packages long grain and wild rice with seasonings
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
½ medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
12 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
½ cup chicken stock
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, optional

Instructions:
Prepare wild rice according to package instructions in a 3-quart saucepan. Meanwhile, in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and butter and sauté onion until tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 7 to 10 more minutes. Pour in chicken stock, salt and dried thyme and cook until the chicken stock is reduced by about half. Remove from heat and stir mushroom mixture into the cooked rice and top with fresh parsley, if using. Serve warm.

Cream of Mushroom Soup

Chef Billy Parisi is back to share his umami-rich cream of mushroom soup recipe; sure to please during the Thanksgiving season!

Yield: Makes 1 gallon

Ingredients:
8 slices of chopped bacon
1 small diced yellow onion
6 small diced stalks of celery
4 finely minced cloves of garlic
1 pint of button mushrooms
1 pint of baby portabella mushrooms
1 cup of shitake mushroom caps
1 cups of oyster mushrooms, stems removed
¼ cup of flour
1 cup of chardonnay
64 ounces of chicken stock
2 cups of heavy cream
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
Kosher salt and cracked pepper to taste
Fresh thyme leaves for garnish shredded
Parmesan for garnish

Procedures:
1. In a large pot on high heat render the bacon fat until the bacon lardons become crispy.
2. Remove the bacon and add in the onions, celery and garlic and saute for 8 to 10 minutes over medium-high heat or until lightly browned.
3. Next, add in the mushrooms are cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until the mushrooms are browned.
4. Sprinkle in and stir in the flour until it has been completely mixed in.
5. Deglaze with the white wine and cook until it is almost gone.
6. Add in the chicken stock and bring it to a boil and until it becomes thick.
7. Puree the mushroom soup until smooth with a hand blender or a regular blender.
8. Return the pureed soup to the pot and finish with the heavy cream, parsley, salt and pepper.
9. Garnish with croutons, crispy bacon lardons, fresh thyme and Parmesan.

Risotto with Crispy Mushrooms

Nothing warms your belly and fills you up like a bowl of rich and creamy mushroom risotto. This risotto by Bell’alimento is brimming with crispy mushrooms and is just what you need on a cold winter day.

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
16 ounces fresh mushrooms – sliced kosher salt/black pepper
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion – minced
2 cups arborio rice 6 cups vegetable/chicken stock
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano

Directions:
1. Into a saute pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper. Saute until crispy around edges. Stirring as necessary. Set aside.
2. Into a large sauce pan and oil and heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add rice, stir continually until rice changes color ever so slightly and is coated well with oil. Stir constantly so you do not let your onions or rice burn.
3. Reduce heat to low, add in about 1/2 cup of stock and stir continually. Season with salt. Once stock has reduced add another ladle of stock. Continue this process until your risotto is al dente {approx 30 minutes}.
4. Remove from heat, check for seasoning, adjust if necessary. Stir in Parmigiano Reggiano.
5. Top risotto with crispy mushrooms and garnish with fried sage leaves if desired.

Curry Tomato and Cremini Mushroom Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a traditional dish from Israel that incorporates a spicy tomato stew and poached eggs.This version is  taken it to the next level by adding finely chopped crimini mushrooms, ground sirloin, and curry.

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ small diced sweet onion
3 finely minced cloves of garlic
1 cup of finely chopped crimini mushrooms
½ pound of 90/10 ground sirloin
1 tablespoons of red curry paste
1 teaspoon of garam masala
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
28 ounce can of whole plum tomatoes in juice
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
4 eggs
toasted baguette slices
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat the broiler to low heat.

In a large cast iron skillet on high heat with olive oil, add in the onions and garlic and sauté until lightly brown, about 6 to 8 minutes.

Next, add in the ground sirloin and mushrooms and cook until the meat is browned and cooked through out.

Stir in the curry paste, garam masala and soy sauce until combined. Pour in the tomatoes, stir and bring to a boil. Whisk in tomato paste to thicken and season with salt and pepper.

Crack 4 eggs right on top of the shakshuka and cook the pan under the broiler on low heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until the eggs are cooked. Season the eggs with salt and pepper and serve alongside some toasted baguette slices.

Serve up this, or any shakshuka for that matter, with some sliced toasty baguette bread so you can dip and scoop out all that deliciousness!

Spinach Polenta with Mushrooms, Leek and Poached Egg

This rich and flavourful polenta dish is perfect for a weekend brunch or weeknight meal. Creamy polenta is elevated with the addition of umami-rich mushrooms. A poached egg on top completes the dish and adds another layer of texture.

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients

Polenta:
4 cups (1L) water
2 cups (500 mL) chopped spinach
1 cup (250 mL) polenta
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
¼ cup (60 mL) grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper

Mushrooms:
1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
1 lb (500 g) fresh mixed mushrooms (portabella, shiitake, oyster), coarsely chopped
1 large leek (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, rinse and thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) butter
1/2 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar

Poached Eggs:
4 large eggs
Water for poaching
1 tbsp (7 mL) white vinegar

Optional Garnishes:
Fresh chopped chives
Salt and pepper, to taste
Parmesan cheese

Directions

Polenta
1. In a large pot, over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil. Stir in chopped spinach. Slowly add polenta while whisking constantly. Continue to whisk until polenta is smooth, 5-6 minutes. Reduce heat to low, cook polenta 25-30 minutes. Whisk often. Remove from heat and add butter, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Mushrooms:
2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high. Add mushrooms and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Add leek and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add garlic and butter, heat until butter is melted. Add white wine vinegar and stir until the liquid evaporates, about 2-3 minutes. Set mushrooms aside.

Poached Egg:
3. In a large saucepan, bring 3 inches of water and a splash of white vinegar to a simmer over medium-low heat. Crack 1 egg into a small bowl. Gently stir the water in a circle, and then gently slip egg into water. Poach about 3-4 minutes, then remove egg with a slotted spoon and pat dry. Repeat with remaining eggs.

Assembly:
4. To assemble, spoon polenta into bowl, top with mushroom & leek mixture, and then poached egg. Add optional garnishes.

Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese with Mushrooms

A modern take on a classic, this pulled pork mac n cheese combines sweet and tangy barbeque pork with cheesy macaroni. A medley of roasted mushrooms folds nicely into this dish adding a pleasant umami-rich surprise!

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 8 hrs.
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

Pulled Pork:
2-3 lb (0.9 – 1.3 kg) Ontario pork shoulder
Salt and pepper
1 cup (250 mL) root beer
1 cup (250 mL) of barbeque sauce (of your choice)

Mac N Cheese:
1 lb (500 g) fresh mixed mushrooms (portabella, shiitake, oyster), coarsely chopped
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
3 cups (750 mL) rigatoni pasta (cooked until al dente)
3 cups (750 mL) milk
½ large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
½ tbsp (7 mL) Italian herbs
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
2 tbsp (30 mL) flour
1 tbsp (15 mL) Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste
3 cups (750 mL) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
¼ cup (60 mL) chopped cilantro

Directions

1. Season all sides of pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in slow cooker with root beer and barbeque sauce. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Remove pork from slow cooker to drain liquid. Place back in slow cooker and using a fork or tongs, shred pork and remove excess fat. Add more barbeque sauce if you wish. Cover and return to low.
2. Place chopped mushrooms on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast mushrooms in a 400°F oven for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through. Set aside.
3. In a large pot, cook pasta until al dente. Set aside.
4. In a large pot combine milk, onion, garlic, and Italian herbs; bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, allowing for flavours to steep. Pour through a strainer and return to pot.
5. In another large saucepan melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux. Slowly begin to whisk in seasoned milk; this will make a paste. Continue whisking until all milk has been added. Whisk over medium-low heat until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Add Dijon, salt and pepper.
6. Transfer cooked pasta to a large casserole dish. Mix in roasted mushrooms, cheese, and sauce. Top with approximately 3 cups of pulled pork (rest can be reserved).
7. Bake at 350°F/175°C until cheese is completely melted, approximately 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.